Patients with any health concern are usually overwhelmed with the various new challenges and limitations they must face. An integral part of managing any health concern (as well as prevention) is to focus on nutrition.
A huge obstacle for patients is managing dietary restrictions. Our goal is to help the patient focus more on the foods they can have as opposed to primarily focusing on what they can’t have. Having a family member with end-stage renal failure and being treated with hemodialysis, we know all about this concern first hand.
While there are resources available which provide recipes for patients with specific medical conditions, what is lacking is someone to actually show how to cook these meals. Our team has several years of experience in the food and culinary industries as well as business, on/offline marketing, consumer advocacy, and behavioral health.
We also have extensive experience in the development and production of several popular cooking shows on YouTube which feature not only a professional chef, Chef Paul Arcemont, but also a 10 year old aspiring chef, Kade. (By featuring a professional chef, the viewer learns the technical aspects of cooking while our young aspiring chef shows that if the meal is easy enough that a child can make it, then anyone can make it.) Now, we would like to take that experience and use it to produce cooking shows for patients/caregivers who must learn to cook meals appropriate for their specific medical conditions.
We aim to provide instructional cooking videos which feature recipes for specific medical conditions which are interactive, entertaining, and informative. We also want to provide recipes which are simple to make, affordable, and tasty enough for the whole family to enjoy so that a family only has to make one meal instead of two. We also aim to educate about the importance of using fresh, organic ingredients and how to find these items for a more affordable cost. We will showcase our local farmer’s markets here in South Louisiana (a culture of high interest to the general public) and could expand to other areas of viewer interest.
Our videos introduce an innovative and more effective approach to get patients engaged in nutritional diets that are easy, healthy and affordable.
By having access to these videos, patients will not only be given ideas on meals to cook, but also shown how easy it is to prepare on their own. These recipes are in a regional budget and still provide tasty meals everyone in the family will enjoy.
While it is important to have a nutritionist explaining why you should eat certain foods, we also feel it is important to show them how easily they can cook the meals.
At this time, we have produced some cooking shows aimed at educating patients with renal disease. However, with the financial backing that we are seeking, our goal is to produce more of these videos as well as expand to other medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, depression, and more going forward.
We are also seeking other professionals and experts to provide engaging content for our program. These include physicians, holistic health practitioners, nutritionists/ dieticians as well as other aspiring chefs along with actual patients to feature as guest stars.
Our new MedMeals.org platform will be a low .39 Pay Per View or a membership of $9.97 per month for unlimited content, however we will not turn anyone away due to lack of ability to pay. The general public will have access to content that we will produce specifically for marketing purposes. We will encourage physicians, dieticians/ nutritionists, and other healthcare professionals to network with us as well as offer an affiliate program once 30 tutorials are produced. Our goal is to have 5 shows produced weekly.
This project will be a membership platform. We are hopeful in getting insurance companies to approve payment of the cost for policyholders and will also be offered at a discount for people who cannot afford or do not have insurance.
The videos we produce can be used by doctors, hospitals, nutritionists and dietitians. Proper diet is essential for the wellbeing of any patient dealing with health and medical issues.
Founder: Ken Dugas
Researcher: Lindsey Dugas, M.A., CAC
Culinary Expert: Chef Paul Arcemont
Aspiring Chef & YouTube Personality: Kade Dugas
We hope to fund our project and keep patients and families with chronic conditions happy at home with great meals!
Thank You tweet on @dialysisnetwork twitter account.
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