Culinary Medicine

20 University of Colorado dental and medical students joined culinary nutrition chefs side-by-side in the kitchen for a Culinary Medicine course, hosted at Johnson & Wales University’s production kitchens. Dental and medical students were presented with case studies in their discipline. They developed and produced recipes from scratch and learn how to counsel patients on nutrition. The course is co-taught by faculty from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and the Johnson & Wales University Culinary Nutrition program. The course is offered through the Frontier Center 4 Health at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, which trains medical, dental and pharmacy students to understand the connection between oral health and physical health. Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation funds the Frontier Center, which has trained more than 3,500 students since 2005.