Find a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist near you.
Healthcare professionals who carry the CCMS designation have undergone extensive training in Culinary Medicine including over 60 contact hours and a rigorous certification exam. These professionals can help you get healthy and stay healthy and have a broad understanding of Culinary Medicine that can help you live longer and live better.
Certified November 10, 2020.
Community Engagement Strategist + Culinary Nutrition Specialist
Lexi is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Coordinated Dietetics from Texas Christian University (’19). She interned with To Taste during her senior year at TCU and has enjoyed the first year of her dietetics career working with To Taste!
Personal Nutrition Philosophy
Lexi believes that eating healthfully should be enjoyable, sustainable, and fulfilling. Choosing plant-forward and minimally-processed foods is the best way that we can ensure that the foods we put in our body maintain our health. Learning basic culinary skills can help us along the path to health and is a fantastic tool to take with us throughout our entire lives!
Outside of cooking and teaching, Lexi’s passions include cycling, running, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing the cello.
Lexi and her husband, Tallon, live in Boise, Idaho. Both Idaho natives, they are happy to be back in the mountains of the Northwest!
Certified on November 17, 2017.
Certified on November 15, 2017.
My interest in nutrition and cooking has been life-long. I have phenylketonuria (PKU), an inborn error of protein metabolism. Having followed a low-protein diet for my entire life, I was led to pursue a career in nutrition. I received a master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama in 2014, after having completed thesis research regarding sensory acceptability of recipes incorporating medical foods among adults with PKU. I currently practice as a clinical dietitian with Cahaba Medical Care, serving patients in Central Alabama in a primary care setting. Competence in culinary medicine has increased my confidence level in recommending and giving cooking demonstrations regarding therapeutic uses of functional foods, especially among the low-income patients in the communities I serve.
My parents have always been my heroes; they went to great lengths to not only provide for my special nutritional needs, but to help me embrace and appreciate delicious food which has a therapeutic aspect. My favorite recipe is one I created: a low-protein version of eggplant parmesan, using lots of veggies and vegan cheese. My go-to comfort food is low-protein vegetable chili, with hominy in place of beans (due to protein content). My husband gets the "protein" version of whatever I'm cooking, so he enjoys plenty of nuts, beans, lentils, etc. for me! I love cauliflower, avocado, and eggplant, but I seriously dislike beets.
My hobbies include backpacking, mountain biking, reading, and baking.
Certified September 14, 2020
Davis and Elkins College 1992
Ferris State University College of Pharmacy 1995
Registered Pharmacist in WV, VA and MI
Consultant Pharmacist in WV
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist 2009
Joined RCBC in 2019
WVSOM Culinary Medicine Elective Co-Founder
Medication Therapy Management
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
American Diabetes Association
1801 Lee Road
Winter Park, FL
Certified November 10, 2019
Angela Fals, MD is a board certified pediatrician and obesity medicine physician who specializes in providing medically supervised weight management for children and adolescents. Dr. Fals earned her medical degree and completed her residency training in pediatrics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, respectively. Dr. Fals is both a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She combines her unique knowledge of pediatrics and weight management practices to offer children the most innovative and engaging options to control their weight and avoid a lifetime of obesity. Her multi-disciplinary approach combines medical therapies, counseling, education and physical fitness routines to teach children healthy habits they can carry into adulthood. Awards & Recognition 2016 President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition Community Leadership Award; 2013 Patient Experience Top Performer - 99th percentile in patient experience; 2012 - Recognition by the U.S. Surgeon General for the Healthy 100 Kids Weight and Wellness Program headed by Dr. Fals; 2011 Florida Congressman Webster Floor Speech, House of Representatives/ Congressional Record.
Certified on July 31, 2018.
After pursing Internal Medicine residency at University of Florida and subspecialty training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Stanford University and Clinics I moved to MUSC in 2006. During my first years as an Attending I realised that my education in nutrition had been subpar, and an interaction with a patient suffering from food insecurity changed my path going forward. Since then I have pursued nutrition education on my own with a specific focus towards addressing them within the realm of food insecurity in my patients. Approximately half of my time is spent in teaching students with the hope of expanding their own nutrition education and their understanding of how that interacts with noted social determinants of health in their patients' lives.
Certified on August 1, 2016.
Dr. Anne VanBeber, a Nutritional Sciences faculty member at Texas Christian University (TCU) since 1992, has served as department chair since 1998. She received a BS from Texas Tech University and earned the MS and PhD from Texas Woman’s University. A Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Dr. VanBeber was named a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2015. Current TCU teaching responsibilities include Food Preparation, Meal Management, Gourmet Foods, Food and Culture, and Veganism and Sustainability. Dr. VanBeber was named an Outstanding Dietetics Educator by the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2001 and was honored by TCU with the Dean's Teaching Award for significant and meritorious achievement in teaching in 2009.
Dr. VanBeber was instrumental in bringing the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine program to Fort Worth in 2014 where she has subsequently enhanced the nutrition training of medical and allied health students from the University of North Texas Health Science Center for the past five years. An accomplished author, Dr. VanBeber has published over 30 refereed articles in professional journals, 13 articles in professional newsletters/magazines, and five chapters in reference books. She has conducted numerous presentations at state and national professional meetings and enjoys presenting food and nutrition-related programs to community and public organizations. Dr. VanBeber is a sought-after nutrition expert who has been quoted in Today’s Dietitian, Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, Yoga Journal, Arthritis Today, Family Circle, Woman’s Health, Fitness, Oxygen, Looking Good Now, She Knows Low Carb, and Fort Worth Texas magazines as well as in other electronic and print media.
Interests: Cooking, gardening, traveling, nature, reading, family, expanding my comfort zone.
Harrison School of Pharmacy
2155 Walker Building
Certified December 12, 2020
B.S., Animal Science - Auburn, 2007
M.S., Nutrition and Food Science - Auburn, 2010
Ph.D., Nutrition Sciences - Alabama-Birmingham, 2015
Annie Newton Kirby, Ph.D., R.D. is the Dietitian in the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2007 and a Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Science in 2010 from Auburn University. She went on to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to complete her Dietetic Internship in 2011 and Ph.D. in Nutrition Sciences in 2015. She is a Registered Dietitian.
1701 NE 127th St
North Miami, FL
Certified June 1, 2018. As a Registered Dietitian (RD), nutritionist and chef, Barbara Kamp approaches culinary education with the desire to demonstrate that combining the art of food preparation with the science of nutrition results in food that is at once healthy, beautiful and delicious.
With an undergraduate degree from New York University, where she specialized in sculpture and silversmithing, an associate degree in Culinary Arts, and a master’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, Kamp joined the faculty of JWU’s North Miami Campus uniquely qualified to teach students how healthy can still be appealing.
As a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, Kamp encourages students to reimagine the role of food in their everyday and professional lives
3200 Kearney Street
Building 1, 2nd Floor
Certified July 19, 2019
40 Worth Street, Suite 402
New York, NY
Certified December 29, 2020.
Dr. Basma Faris is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. Dr. Faris attended the University of California at Berkeley where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences. She went on to complete a Masters of Science in Nutrition at Brooklyn College. She received her medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University at Buffalo in 2009. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Faris began her career in healthcare as a Registered Dietitian. She worked with adults and children to manage chronic health conditions and obesity. She developed curricula for group nutrition interventions for children, pregnant women, and adults. As a resident she published a study on the impact of lifestyle intervention on pregnancy outcomes in obese pregnant women. She recently completed her Certification as a Culinary Medicine Specialist.
She currently practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC. Prior to joining Weill Cornell in 2018, she was an Attending at Lutheran Medical Center and Lutheran Family Health Centers, now NYU Langone Brooklyn. There she served as the medical student Clerkship Director, as well as Associate Residency Program Director and she led the peer review committee for the department.
Dr. Faris practices General Obstetrics and Gynecology and cares for women in all life stages. She cares for normal and high-risk pregnancies, benign gynecological conditions, contraception and family planning and minor gynecologic surgery. She imparts her nutrition knowledge as part of routine care. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Outside of work she enjoys cooking, knitting and being active with her family. Her North African & Mediterranean background influences her culinary perspective and lifestyle.
Certified on June 6, 2017.
I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a strong interest in nutrition as well as teaching. I graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and did a residency in orthopedic surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and then did a fellowship in Foot and Ankle surgery. I have been in practice for 30 years.
For the past 5 years I have been an instructor for The Lake Erie College of Medicine, teaching both medical students and residents. In 2013 I decided to investigate teaching nutrition to medical students and licensed the curriculum from The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine and started a Healthy Kitchens Culinary Medicine Program here. The Arnot Ogden Medical Center is a community hospital in rural upstate New York. Since the inception of the program I have taught 90 medical students, 30 family practice residents, and have run many community modules. We have been involved with childrens' programming, a local bank as well as local industry and Catholic Charities.
Now that I am giving up the surgical portion of my practice I look forward to increasing the amount of teaching I can do. We are planning a program with Board of Cooperative Education as well as the local Medical Group. I received my Certification in Culinary Medicine last year. I am proud to say that I am the only orthopedic surgeon in the country with this certification.None of this would have been possible without the support of my husband and 3 grown daughters. My other interests are horseback riding, ballroom dancing, hiking, working out at the gym, and cooking.
910 W 5th Ave Ste 900 Spokane, WA
Certified September 14, 2020
Brea earned a Masters of Nursing from the University of Washington, then went on to complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice, also at the University of Washington. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Washington State University in Spokane, WA after completing her pre-requisites at Whitworth University. Brea enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, taking advantage of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Practice Philosophy: I believe holistically caring for my patients begins with listening. I strive to be a true partner and advocate, empowering my patients to set and meet their health related goals, and to live long and healthy lives.
ProHealth Medical Group Clinic Oconomowoc
1185 Corporate Center Drive
Certified July 19, 2019.
Philosophy of care
“The role of the physician is changing. Today, patients are more informed and empowered. They want to partner with their physician. With that in mind, my goal is to be compassionate, flexible, and to treat the whole person. I enjoy caring for the whole family — from infants to older adults.”
Hobbies and Personal Interests
Dr. Linzer enjoys spending time with family, bicycling, hiking and swimming.
512 Brickhaven Drive 240A
Certified November 7, 2018.
Dr. Dunn is a professor and head of the Department Agricultural and Human Sciences, NC State University. She provides program expertise and state-wide leadership for nutrition and wellness for families and communities. She has 25+ years of experience in nutrition education and develops nutrition education materials that are used across the country to help people eat smart and move more. Carolyn is the author/developer for numerous programs and tools that address healthy eating and physical activity. She is the lead author of the award-winning Color Me Healthy, a curriculum that helps young children eat smart and move more. She and colleagues created Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, a 15-week evidence-based weight management program that is being used across the country in both in-person and online formats.
Dr. Dunn and colleagues have published their work in Obesity, American Journal of Health Promotion, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and others. She is the past chair of Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina, a 90-agency coalition that promotes increased opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity wherever people live, learn, earn, play and pray. She is a member of Sigma Xi the scientific research society and the Academy for Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension. She currently serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force.
Dr. Dunn earned her BS in nutrition from Meredith College and her MS and PhD in nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a lifelong fitness advocate and enjoys walking, weight training, and yoga. She has a passion for cooking, food, travel, art, and design.
1559 WATASHEAMU ROAD
Certified December 4, 2020.
Certified on April 17, 2018.