Who better to help launch this series about culinary medicine than the brilliant pediatrician, professor and food as medicine program director, Dr. Kofi Essel. From produce prescriptions and medically tailored meals to the impact of food choices on overall well-being, prepare to be inspired and educated on the delicious path to health.  Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a nutrition enthusiast, or someone passionate about fostering a healthier community, this episode is your guide to a new era of wellness.

In this episode you’ll hear:

2:20 – Dr. Essel on why it’s important to have a podcast about culinary medicine

3:30 – What is culinary medicine?

4:45 – How is culinary medicine related to food as medicine?

9:00 – Food insecurity and food anxiety

14:20 – Can culinary medicine fit into a doctor’s exam room visit?

18:30 – Culinary medicine curriculum for medical students and undergraduate students

23:30 – Dr. Essel’s work at payer Elevance Health

28:05 – Produce prescriptions

29:00 – Medically tailored groceries and medically tailored meals

30:45 – Dr. Essel’s favorite meal

Host – Dr. Sabrina Falquier, MD, CCMS, DipABLM

Sound & Editing – Will Crann

Executive Producer – Esther Garfin

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