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Pivoting in the Pandemic: Making Culinary Medicine Accessible and Engaging

Pivoting in the Pandemic: Making Culinary Medicine Accessible and Engaging

December 8, 2020

Dr. McWhorter blogs about implementing virtual Culinary Medicine courses at UTSPH during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Eat Your Water: 12 Hydrating Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

July 16, 2020

Dr. McWhorter talks about hydration through fruit and vegetable consumption.  

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How to encourage healthy eating for the body and mind during stay-at-home orders

April 8, 2020

Stay-at-home orders from government officials due to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced us to quickly adapt to a new normal, especially when it comes to eating. Restaurant dining rooms are closed, grocery shopping can be challenging, many parents are tasked with serving meals while working from home, and families who relied on school meals are now left to provide them since schools closed.

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Healthy meals can be easy for Galveston County parents feeding children stuck at home

Healthy meals can be easy for Galveston County parents feeding children stuck at home

March 29, 2020

Chef Wesley McWhorter discusses easy meals to create for the family during shelter in place. 

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What is Collagen?

What is Collagen?

January 23, 2020

Shannon Weston is interviewed about collagen supplements.  

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Mediterranean Style Diet Can Help Relieve Symptoms of Depression

Mediterranean Style Diet Can Help Relieve Symptoms of Depression

January 9, 2020

Chef Wesley McWhorter talks to Fox 26 Morning Show about the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. 

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The Flexitarian Diet

The Flexitarian Diet

December 11, 2019

Shannon Weston joins Houston's Morning Show to discuss The Flexitarian Diet

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Tips and recipes to help you kick-start a healthy holiday season

Tips and recipes to help you kick-start a healthy holiday season

November 25, 2019

The holidays are a wonderful time to break bread with loved ones, but for those who are trying to eat healthier, it can be minefield of fat-laden gravy, calorie-packed cheese balls, and sublime sugary desserts.

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Dietitians dish out tips and recipes for a healthy, happy holiday

November 22, 2019

Dietitians with UTHealth School of Public Health’s Nourish Program offer some advice along with a few recipes to help you kick-start the upcoming holiday season.

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Food for thought: Medical schools lack adequate nutrition education

Food for thought: Medical schools lack adequate nutrition education

September 25, 2019

A new study shows that medical students lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to counsel patients on nutrition.

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How food can help prevent chronic inflammation

May 28, 2019

Chronic, low-grade inflammation can linger for months or years and is linked to diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer. UTHealth dietitians say the best prescriptions for treating chronic inflammation lie in not only pharmacies but our kitchens.

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Sugar alternatives to help fight diabetes

Sugar alternatives to help fight diabetes

February 27, 2019

Those who like their sweet treats may be interested to know that products like date sugar and coconut sugar are joining ordinary granulated sugar on store shelves these days.

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