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In photos: Medical professionals cook their way to better nutrition knowledge

Medical professionals listen to instruction from a professional chef at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Medical professionals listen to instruction from a professional chef at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Course director Dr. Stephen Devries addresses attendees at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Course director Dr. Stephen Devries addresses attendees at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Attendees stage a group pose at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Attendees stage a group pose at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Dr. Clyde Yancy, chief of cardiology at Feinberg, delivers a talk: “Nutrition and Lifestyle in Medicine-The Big Picture View” during the program on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Dr. Clyde Yancy, chief of cardiology at Feinberg, delivers a talk: “Nutrition and Lifestyle in Medicine-The Big Picture View” during the program on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
A pair of medical professionals show off their new cooking skills at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
A pair of medical professionals show off their new cooking skills at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Medical professionals prepare a gourmet vegan meal at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Medical professionals prepare a gourmet vegan meal at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Attendees show off their nutritious food at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Attendees show off their nutritious food at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Course director Dr. Stephen Devries addresses attendees at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Course director Dr. Stephen Devries addresses attendees at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

CHICAGO – Fifty Chicago-area physicians and nurses cut, sautéed, mixed and more at “Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know,” on Sunday, June 4, at the Chopping Block in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.    

Attendees made a multi-course, gourmet vegan lunch under the direction of professional chefs during the continuing medical education program, which was designed to teach medical professionals the science of clinical nutrition and techniques for counseling patients on nutrition. They also watched other healthy food demos and listened to formal presentations from several experts.

The one-day course was directed by Dr. Stephen Devries, associate professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and executive director of the non-profit Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology

All photos are courtesy of Dr. Devries. 

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