Culinary and nursing cross-disciplinary learning simulation

The culinary and nursing programs have been working together to enhance their knowledge of nutrition and patient care. Students were divided into teams and given medical case studies. Teams diagnosed their assigned patients and created appropriate dietary plans. Friday, Oct. 12, the teams had the opportunity to prepare the food, evaluate each other’s work and debrief on the challenges faced and lessons learned during the simulation. Goals of this cross-disciplinary opportunity include giving students a taste of what patients who are on restricted diets go through in making food shopping and meal choices and also to show there are opportunities to enhance patient care by helping teach patients how to create satisfying meal options that still meet their medical needs.

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