Wednesday, March 9, 2016

CIC/MUSC Culinary Health Classes Featured in The Post and Courier

In today's Post and Courier, Food Editor Hanna Raskin reported on CIC's partnership with MUSC to offer Culinary Health classes, "a new elective course for health college students that melds cooking instruction with dietary science." 

Held in CIC kitchens on the Palmer Campus, the class is taught by CIC Chef Instructors Miles Huff, Ward Morgan, and Kevin Mitchell in conjunction with Debbie Petitpain, the Sodexo Wellness Dietitian at MUSC and MUSC health promotion director Susan Johnson. Johnson says that there's already a waiting list for the next section to run. 

Read the complete Post and Courier story here.

UPDATE: From February 25th to 28th, Johnson, Petitpain, and Huff attended the "Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives" conference and workshop hosted by The Culinary Institute of America on its Napa Valley campus. 

Huff writes: "The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Nutrition sponsored the conference. There were approximately 400 attendees with more than two-thirds being health care professionals. The workshop provided demonstrations of healthy cooking, recipes, healthy cuisines, and information on using local healthy foods.  Many of the general sessions shared information about fad diets, food labeling, child nutrition, benefits of plant-based diets, and statistics about the state of our nation's health. 

"Much of the information gathered will be shared and help promote CIC's Sports and Health Nutrition program, our continued training of the school cafeteria workers in our state, as well as our new initiative, the Culinary Health classes."  

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