The American College of Culinary Medicine provides Culinary Medicine courseware to over 50 academic medical centers as well as culinary schools. The Health meets Food curriculum offers healthcare and foodservice professionals the tools they need to counsel about and prepare healthier food for patients and patrons — great food that just happens to be great for you.

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Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist

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Culinary Medicine Certification for Healthcare Professionals

The Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist (CCMS) designation identifies clinicians who have a unique foundation for incorporating healthy eating into patients’ diets: comprehensive knowledge of nutrition and the culinary techniques to prepare food that is consistent with real-world budgets, time constraints, and nutritional ideals. Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Pharmacists, Registered Dietitians and Nurse Practitioners are eligible for certification.

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Certified Culinary Medicine Professional

Chefs and foodservice professionals play a central role in changing the way Americans eat. However, many feel their nutrition education and ability to communicate practical, effective guidance to consumers as well as their skill to produce food that is healthy and delicious is lacking. The Certified Culinary Medicine Professional (CCMP) program provides foodservice professionals at any level with a unique combination of nutritional knowledge and improved healthy culinary skills so that they can effectively incorporate healthy options into menus to help consumers.

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Culinary Medicine Continuing Medical Education

The Health meets Food team offers Culinary Medicine continuing medical education classes for medical professionals in Washington, DC as well as with partners across the United States, with locations varying by date. Each class costs $200.00 and CE credits are available for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Registered Dietitians, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Certified Diabetes Educators.

All classes receive applicable credits toward the Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist (CCMS) program.

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