Nutrition Education in Our Medical Schools

General Session

Most medical students receive only perfunctory training in nutrition and healthy eating—for themselves or their patients. But training in culinary medicine is on the rise, as is the larger umbrella of Lifestyle Medicine education, which also includes physical activity, behavior change, student/patient self-care, and resiliency. Speaker Jennifer Trilk, who directs the Lifestyle Medicine curriculum at University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, is one of the movement’s strongest advocates. She’ll talk about what USC SOM’s students do in the classroom, teaching kitchen, and garden, as well as what some of their challenges and barriers have been, and resources that are available to other education institutions.


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