is the home of the Health meets Food curriculum, a 30+ module educational series developed to change the dialogue between healthcare professionals and their patients about food and health. The programming is used by over 60 academic medical centers across the United States, and outstanding results have been documented showing positive outcomes in competencies around food and lifestyle interventions among medical students, nursing students, residents, and practicing healthcare providers.

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Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist

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 are perfectly positioned to play a central role in changing the way Americans eat. However, many chefs and foodservice professionals 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 professional 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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