The program started in 2019 with some initial funding from a Chancellor’s Circle grant and additional support to offer the culinary medicine curriculum to medical students and through the UAMS interprofessional education program.
Supporting the UAMS culinary medicine program will ensure the resources, faculty and facilities to continue offering the student curriculum while building the infrastructure for community programs, expanded nutrition research and other activities toward the goal of improving the lives of Arkansans.
Poverty in the state is a huge issue. Through education, we strive to help people better understand the benefits of healthy eating. When people take better care of their health, they have less need for a doctor. Our continued outreach to the community directly impacts the cost of healthcare. Less money spent on health care allows lower-income families to save more money, or use it for other necessities. Through a simple donation, you could join the fight against poverty in Arkansas.