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Teaching Kitchens for Nutrition Education and to Improve Health Outcomes

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This chapter discusses the growing evidence base for the use of teaching and community kitchens for both the public and for health professional education to improve nutrition knowledge and to assist with behaviour change. This includes public-facing health improvement programmes using community or mobile teaching kitchens. In addition, hands-on cooking can be used as an innovative solution to address the lack of nutrition education for health professionals. Although there were no specific cooking interventions identified for bariatric patients, there is real potential to apply this method to address specific nutritional and potentially psychological aspects of eating. Also, to enhance empathy and skills to improve health professional confidence to discuss food within bariatric consultations.

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Macaninch, E., Bhansali, A., Buckner, L., Martyn, K.J., Ray, S. (2022). Teaching Kitchens for Nutrition Education and to Improve Health Outcomes. In: Haslam, D., Malhotra, A., Capehorn, M.S. (eds) Bariatric Surgery in Clinical Practice. In Clinical Practice. Springer, Cham.

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