Culinary Medicine Interest Group

Mission:

To improve the understanding and utilization of healthy, nutritious foods among future medical professionals, patients, and community members.

The Culinary Interest Group aims to empower students to make smart choices about their diet through education in the culinary arts. Students will become authorities on healthy cooking through hands-on instruction, which will encourage them to prescribe food as medicine and effectively teach their patients to treat food as a measure to prevent chronic diseases.

Upcoming Events/Goals:

  • Cooking classes for patients and students at Wesley Clinic
  • Lunch talks and interactive events with guest speakers/chefs
  • Influence on-campus food quality (i.e. Downtown Phoenix Wellness Market)
  • Culinary Medicine educational elective / on-campus teaching kitchen

Check back for event dates!

Past Events:

Current Interest Group Leaders, Class of 2023:

Sukriti Bagchi Leeann Qubain Deborah Yang

sbagchi@email.arizona.edu leeannqubain@email.arizona.edu dsyang@email.arizona.edu

Faculty Mentor:

History:

Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH

Director, Prevention, Public Health and Health Promotion

Assistant Professor of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine

ffm@email.arizona.edu

Culinary Medicine Interest Group was founded in March 2017.

Previous Interest Group Leaders:

Class of 2022:

Tyler Bien, tymbien@email.arizona.edu

Julie Tran, julietran@email.arizona.edu

Class of 2021:

Gurman Dhaliwal, gdhaliwal@email.arizona.edu

Manroop Kaur, manroopkaur@email.arizona.edu

Cornel Popescu, corneliup@email.arizona.edu

Class of 2020:

Sarah Javaherifar, sjava@email.arizona.edu

Sarah Loh, sarahloh@email.arizona.edu

Daniel Salevitz, dsalevitz@email.arizona.edu

In The News:

"Culinary Medicine Crafts Healthy Alternatives for Diabetes Patients"

http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/about/news/culinary-medicine-crafts-healthy-alternatives-diabetes-patients

"Wesley Center Integrates Wellness into Patient Care"

http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/about/news/wesley-center-integrates-wellness-patient-care