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Doctors, Chefs Offer ‘Map’ to Drive Healthy Habits

Jan. 23, 2017
UR Nutrition in Medicine Event Pairs Expertise in Changing Habits with Cooking Instruction at the New York Wine and Culinary Center

Experts from the UR Program for Nutrition in Medicine will offer “Cooking with Docs: Changing Behavior and Cooking Inspired Plant-Based Meals,” on Saturday, Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, N.Y. The event combines an interactive behavior change and nutrition workshop with hands-on cooking instruction aimed at helping participants learn how to make healthful changes.

“People sometimes know where they need to go with their eating plans but don’t know how to get there. We combine the science of behavior change with the practicality of cooking,” said Thomas M. Campbell, M.D., co-director of the Nutrition in Medicine program, co-author of the 2005 bestseller The China Study, and author of the 2015 follow-up, The China Study Solution.

He and co-director Erin Campbell, M.D., M.P.H., work with people to prevent and treat disease through plant-based nutrition. Their approach focuses on optimal food choices rather than portion control or calorie or carbohydrate counting to achieve health improvements.

“Participants in both group and one-on-one programs have seen striking results, including reducing the amount of insulin they take and discontinuing other diabetes medications with lower and more stable blood sugars, weight loss, lower cholesterol levels, and blood pressure improvements,” Erin Campbell said.

“Cooking with Docs: Changing Behavior and Cooking Inspired Plant-Based Meals” includes a behavior-change workshop, hands-on cooking instruction, a gourmet plant-based lunch, and a dessert demonstration and sampling. This event is open to the public, but registration is required by Tuesday, Feb. 14. The cost is $155.00 per person.

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