Health meets Food CME at George Washington University

Offered at George Mason University
Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall
4400 University Drive

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

For registration problems, questions, or for more event information, please contact Cecilia Hatfield at

Saturday, March 7, 2020

9:00 – Noon: Introduction to Culinary Medicine

This module presents an outline of both the Mediterranean and DASH diets and examines recent sources and studies examining the effectiveness of both in terms of treating diet-related illnesses. This module also briefly reviews methods of communicating these principles to patients. An introduction to basic kitchen safety and knife handling skills is also included.

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Weight, Obesity & Portion Control

Delving into obesity indicators, the understanding of caloric density and portion control, and reviews of the literature behind weight loss and maintenance, this course will help the clinician understand practical and realistic approaches to weight management.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

9:00 – Noon: Carbohydrates and Diabetes Mellitus

In this module, the physiological impact of digestion of different types of carbohydrates is examined, along with the role of certain carbohydrates in promoting satiety, regulating blood glucose, and sustaining energy, with a further look into whole grains. Special focus is on reducing sugar consumption, especially in snacking, and guidelines for healthier snacking and desserts are presented and practiced in the kitchen.

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Bariatric Diet

Understand bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity. The module reviews types, risks, and expected weight loss of surgical options as well as pre- and post-operative expectations. Learners will understand the role of nutrition pre- and post-surgery.

Details Price Qty
Introduction to Culinary Medicine: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9:00 - noonshow details + $200.00 (USD)  
Weight, Obesity & Portion Control: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmshow details + $200.00 (USD)  
Carbohydrates and Diabetes Mellitus: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 9:00 - noonshow details + $200.00 (USD)  
Bariatric Diet: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmshow details + $200.00 (USD)  


Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030, United States


George Mason University
Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall
4400 University Drive

Fairfax, Virginia 22030


    March 7, 2020 - March 8, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm