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Food is Medicine: What Every Clinician Needs to Know is a hands on cooking experience and nutrition presentation facilitated by local cardiologist Michael Rocha MD, founder of New Bedford Wellness Initiative and Henry Bousquet Certified Executive Chef and culinary arts instructor at GNB Voc Tech.


You will be exploring the connection between diet and health and identify the challenges facing our community. They will learn simple recipes they can share with patients and the knowledge to better counsel on a healthy diet.


“There is a lack of nutritional education in medical training, yet the impact of diet on almost all aspects of our health is significant. Physicians feel that they lack knowledge and time to properly educate patients on nutrition.This event is an opportunity to fill this important gap. Food really is medicine.”

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