Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine SOMA hosted a "Eating Healthy on a Budget" Workshop.
September was National Fruit and Veggies- More Matters Month! LMU-DCOM SOMA hosted a nutrition workshop, “Eating Healthy on a Budget” to discuss ways to promote a nutritious lifestyle as well as how to do that while as medical students, are living on limited funds. We had John Yow, RD, lecture us on ways to promote a healthy lifestyle on a budget and then held an interactive session, inviting students to participate in making a healthy meal together. Each student had a different role in the cooking process, and assisted cleaning and preparing vegetables for a soup we made. We discussed important parts of the cooking process as well as using various cooking devices (i.e. pressure cooker) that are quick to use when we are on a time crunch. Afterwards, we reviewed the nutritional information for our meal and then shared the meal together. Shown below is Dr. Yow helping to prepare the soup we made. Overall, it was a great success and we hope to do the event again at our annual Mobile Food Pantry & Wellness Fair in the spring, so the community can enjoy it as well.