War Memorial Stadium was bustling with activity early on Saturday morning, May 6, 2023. Excited participants were gearing up for a fun-fueled day at the Be a Part of the Cure Walk hosted by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The Walk is all about fundraising for cancer research and building community awareness about cancer prevention. So naturally, we wanted to be part of it.
The Culinary Medicine booth was one of many vendors set up on the stadium lawn. The booth was complete with literature for handout purposes on a variety of topics including everything from our virtual teaching kitchens to what a nutrient-dense meal looks like on a plate. We tried to express the importance of a nutritious diet when it comes to cancer prevention.
The team handed out delicious and nutritious peanut butter protein bites, and they were a huge hit! The tasty treats helped to lure in many interested community members. Three dietetic interns from UAMS joined the CM team to make the experience an even better one for the public. They answered questions and had informative conversations with people that stopped by the booth. The Walk had more than 1,000 participants this year, so there were a lot of conversations!
Awareness of the Culinary Medicine Program grew, and that was our mission. Suffice it to say, we will be back next year.
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