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Cooking Classes Aren’t Just for Culinary Students Anymore at Local Medical School


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Students tour farms and get cooking demonstrations from dietitians and chefs as part of the class. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

Students tour farms and get cooking demonstrations from dietitians and chefs as part of the class. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons


More than half of adults in Florida are obese. University of Central Florida is addressing this problem with a new culinary medicine course.

Students visit local farms like Frog Song Organics owned by Amy Van Scoik where they learn how to make healthy eating an affordable and sustainable choice.

“So making sure that people know about these opportunities so that they can make the most out of limited resources by accessing some of these resources is really helpful.”

There are currently twelve students in the class.

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