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Well, hello, everyone, and welcome to today's webinar entitled Get Cooking, Culinary Medicine's Powerful Impact on Nutrition and Health for Patients and Clinicians.
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Our featured speaker today is Ronnie Polak, MD, MBA, whom I will introduce momentarily. I'm Dr. Angela Mikolaj, the Vice President of Programs and Education at the American
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College of Preventive Medicine. ACPM is a professional medical society of approximately 2,000 physicians dedicated to
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improving the health and quality of life of individuals, families, communities, and populations through disease prevention and health promotion.
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Our members are licensed medical doctors who possess expertise in a broad range of
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health care skills, including biostatistics, epidemiology, management of health care organizations, research, and the practice of prevention in clinical settings.
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They work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, government at the local, state, and national levels, the military, laboratories, business, and academia.
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Just a few housekeeping reminders for today, please stay in listen-only mode. We will be posting this recording in the ACPM Learning Management System in a day or so,
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so if you'd like to watch it again or share it with friends, please do so. As we're going through the presentation today, please begin to type your questions in the
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Q&A box, and we'll address them towards the end, and in addition, we'll have an evaluation survey sent to you, so please fill it out so we can continue to improve our offerings.
Video Summary
Dr. Ronnie Polak, a founding director of the Culinary Health Care Education Fundamentals Coaching Program, discusses the powerful impact of culinary medicine on nutrition and health for patients and clinicians. He highlights the importance of home cooking and its positive effects on calorie consumption, weight loss, and disease prevention. Dr. Polak presents the results of a study conducted with overweight and obese individuals, which showed that a culinary coaching program led to significant weight loss and improved emotional well-being. He also emphasizes the need for high-impact studies to further evaluate the effects of home cooking interventions. Dr. Polak offers various culinary medicine tools and resources, including videos, peer-reviewed recipes, and culinary coaching training for clinicians. He concludes by demonstrating the concept of batch cooking and its potential to save time and promote healthier eating habits.
Keywords
Culinary medicine
Home cooking
Weight loss
Disease prevention
Overweight
Emotional well-being
High-impact studies
Culinary coaching training
Batch cooking

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