The TEACH Kitchen: MGC Culinary Clinic

Study Description: TEACH Kitchen is an experiential community nutrition education program with the goal of teaching patients chronic disease management through dietary intake change. Through disease-specific nutrition seminars with structured culinary classes, TEACH objectives are to: 1. Describe chronic disease diet-related risk factors among chronic disease patients 2. Present scientific evidence to patients and their children supporting the benefits of lifestyle modification in disease management 3. Identify ways to incorporate culturally-specific, affordable food choices into family meals Anticipated outcomes include: Enhanced education promoting healthy eating in the community Prevention of chronic disease complications related to poor dietary lifestyle Prevention of obesity- related chronic diseases in children We hypothesis that providing nutrition education and cooking demonstrations will improve chronic disease management in the targeted population.

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Principal Investigator: Selina Smith

Eligibility Criteria: Two study populations are targeted for TEACH: Adult males and females, ages 18 years and older diagnosed with diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and/or hypertension, currently receiving care at Augusta University Healthcare (patients) Children of parent participants, ages 7-17 years, whose parents/legal guardians are currently receiving care at Augusta University Healthcare for diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and/or hypertension (children).The children are not patients of any of the chronic diseases

Compensation: Yes, subjects will be compensated.

Compensation Explanation: For taking part in this study, each adult participant will receive a $25 (twenty five dollars) gift card at the end of each 2-hour session. If they attend all 4 sessions, this would be a total of $100 in gift card for each adult participant. For taking part in this study, each child will receive a Kohl?s Healthy Kids Kitchen gift package at the completion each 2-hour study session.


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