Doctors Learn About Nutrition and Cooking in New Steinhardt/Med School Collaborative Course

Cook Healthy, Eat Fresh (CHEF) is a new course co-facilitated by Rob Caldwell, M.D. (NYU Langone Medical Center) and Lisa Sasson, clinical associate professor of nutrition and food studies at NYU Steinhardt. Graduate students from the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health lead classroom sessions that give medical students an overview of the science and theory behind current dietary recommendations.  Cooking classes are held at Washington Square at the department’s teaching kitchen where students learn a range of skills from using a knife to preparing healthy meals on a budget. “Our ultimate goal is to make students more confident in talking to patients about their food-related health,” Sasson said.

(Photo:  Rob Caldwell, MD, cooks in the department’s teaching kitchen.)