Conference Agenda

 

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 7th annual Health meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference.

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The conference will take place June 4 through June 6, 2021, online using a virtual conference platform that will allow for the full 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 culture change — how do we help change attitudes about food and health amongst our patients, colleagues and policy makers.


Friday June 4, 2021

Culinary Skills Building

8:00 AM to 10:15 AM Pacific

Skills Building Session: Modified Texture Demonstration – Jody Balys, RD

Pediatrics and The Family

Two lectures with Panel Discussion covering critical topics of the pediatric diet from a lifecycle perspective and how it integrates into family and social life.

10:40 AM Pacific – Pediatric Diet and Family Meals: Lessons From the Literature – Jaclyn Albin, MD, FAAP, FACP

11:20 AM Pacific – Pediatric Obesity and Impact on Current and Future Health – Sarah Messiah, PhD, MPH

Keynote Address

1:00 PM Pacific – Dr. Marion Nestle will kick off an important discussion around food and culture in 2020 that will include other speakers and panelists throughout the morning.


Saturday June 5, 2021

Culinary Skills Building

8:00 AM to 10:15 AM Pacific

Skills Building Session: Knife Skills – Kathryn Troutman and Chef Heather Nace

Food & Culture in 2020: Culture Change for Patients, Professionals and Policy

10:40 AM Pacific – Food & Culture in 2020 – Keynote Address

Dr. Robert Lustig – Professor emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco

11:20 AM Pacific – Food & Culture in 2020 – Culture Change in Industry

Sir Mohammed Jaffar – Member World Business Council for Sustainable Development

12:00 PM Pacific – Food & Culture in 2020: Food Policy in Hospital Systems

Leonard Walsh – Chief Operating Officer at St. Barnabas Hospital

1:00 PM Pacific – Food & Culture in 2020: Panel Discussion 

Dr. Robert Lustig – Professor emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco

Sir Mohammed Jaffar – Member World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Leonard Walsh  – Chief Operating Officer at St. Barnabas Hospital

Emily Broad-Leib – Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic


Sunday June 6, 2021

Culinary Skills Building

8:00 AM to 10:15 AM Pacific

Nutrient Density Skills Building Demonstration and Cook Along – Allison Graham, RD and Jennifer Leon, RD

Health Coaching & Diabetes Prevention Program

10:40 AM Pacific – Health Coaching – Evidence From the Literature

F. Abby Cabrera, MPH –  Health coaching in clinical practice with both evidence from the literature and practical approaches for implementation in the clinic setting.

11:20 AM Pacific – Diabetes Prevention Program: History, Implementation and Clinical-Community Integration

Kristy McCarron – A presentation detailing the effectiveness of the Diabetes Prevention Program and practical recommendations on launching programming.