Nutrition & Art

The Program's Essence

While art has been my lifelong passion, a significant portion of my journey was devoted to being a doctor and spinal surgeon. My pursuit of knowledge led me to complete a fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona in 2013, under the guidance of the esteemed Andrew Weil and other exceptional educators.

In today's ever-evolving landscape, it's crucial that we impart knowledge to the younger generation about the profound and enduring impacts of our nutritional choices on our health and longevity. Moreover, the sustainability of our healthcare system demands a reevaluation, as approximately 70% of current healthcare expenses could potentially be mitigated by adopting appropriate lifestyle and nutritional decisions.

Taking on my role, I initiated a pioneering pilot program in collaboration with art educator Terri Sanders at Hauke High School. Launched in January 2015, it garnered success and was repeated in 2016.

Art, as an avenue of learning, has demonstrated its effectiveness in comprehending diverse subjects.

In recognition of our efforts, the Conroe Art League received a matching grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts in 2016.

Feedback from Participants

  • An impressive 88% of participants expressed their liking for the program.
  • A similar percentage, 88%, recognized the significance of nutrition in their daily lives as a result of the program.
  • 65% shared that they discovered new, nutritious foods to incorporate into their diets.
  • An encouraging 75% indicated that they would recommend repeating the program in the following years.

The impact and success of this program underscore the potential for art to serve as a powerful conduit for imparting essential knowledge and fostering positive change in our lives.

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