Conference 2023

Save the date for the 9th annual
Health meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference

The conference will take place June 8 through June 11, 2023.

The conference will be held in Orlando Florida in collaboration with the University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management. There will also be an online streaming option using a virtual conference platform that will allow for a conference experience including lectures, expert panels, culinary skills-building programming and small group interactions with your colleagues.

The overarching theme of this year’s conference is using Culinary Medicine as a practice transformation tool — how do we restructure clinical practice and healthcare foodservice to focus on food and health amongst our patients, colleagues and policy makers.

Thursday June 8, 2023

Optional hands-on Health meets Food modules with additional fee.

Friday June 9, 2023 – Building a Culinary Medicine Program at Your Site and Food Allergy and Intolerance

Friday programming will focus on updates on food allergies and intolerances with lectures focusing on the state of the art and culinary experiences covering egg allergy, celiac disease, non-nutritive sweeteners.  Presentations on building Culinary Medicine programming will be featured.

Saturday June 10, 2023 – Patients and Patrons: Heritage Cooking for Health

This year’s focus on Patients and Patrons: Heritage Cooking for Health will include reviews of the Hispanic and Latino, African and Asian cuisines and the challenges of specific patient populations.  Culinary experiences include cultural explorations of African, Caribbean, South American and Asian cuisines.

Sunday June 11, 2023

Foodservice in healthcare is a critical element of our patients’ wellbeing and this year’s Sunday programming will build on the themes of practice transformation with respect to the best practices of how food is delivered to our patients.

Optional hands-on Health meets Food module with additional fee.

Why Attend?

• Participate in educational sessions dedicated to Culinary Medicine. (up to 12 hours CME/CNE/CPE).

•  Three hands-on Skills-Building sessions (up to 7.5 hours CME/CNE/CPE).

•  Review Culinary Medicine courseware with colleagues from over 60 academic medical centers.

•  Earn up to 20 CME/CNE/CPE credits.

•  Present current research.

•  Participate in poster sessions.

Tuition and Discounts

Full conference tuition is $425.00.

There is a $50.00 Early Bird Discount for the conference registration. Early-bird Discount expires on March 1, 2022. 

The early bird discount is automatically applied.

In addition, there are discounts for different groups that are automatically applied:

$50.00 off for those in academia using their institution email address during registration, RDs, nurses, pharmacists, certified diabetic educators, chefs and those working in foodservice.   Use the code “welovelegumes” at checkout to receive the discount.   

$150.00 off tuition for medical students, nursing students and undergraduates attending Health meets Food.  Student discount does not apply to post-undergraduate students, residents or fellows. Use the code “studentoflegumes” at checkout to receive the discount.


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