Culinary Medicine as a Core Component of the Medical Nutrition Therapy for Kidney Health and Disease

Culinary medicine, an emerging evidence-based discipline in medicine, nutrition, and public health, combines the traditional art and skills of food preparation with the sciences of medicine and nutrition to maintain health and manage disease states. Culinary medicine is an important component of integrative and alternative medicine and allows health care providers including dietitians and physicians to adapt a more patient-centered approach to management of chronic diseases, including kidney disease.