For many patients, the barrier to eating more healthfully is lack of knowledge about food preparation. Some patients do not know how to cook at all, others are not comfortable moving beyond their own familiar burgers, casseroles, and take-out food.
To support change, offering cooking classes in a clinic setting or as part of group visits can be very helpful. So can a repertoire of recipes for specific situations.
Useful websites for patients with cooking videos include:
There are also healthful cooking demonstrations available on ehow and youtube.