Health meets Food CME at George Washington University

Offered at George Mason University
Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall
4408 Patriot Circle 

Fairfax, Virginia 22030


There is a large interior parking deck a short distance from Peterson Hall, next to Merton Hall. The lowest level is for visitors. There are parking machines for credit card payment as you enter.

Another parking deck – Mason Pond Deck is located down the street from Peterson Hall on  the left. Enter the interior parking lot and take a ticket. Payment is made by credit card at the lower parking station office on departure.

Upon Entering Peterson Hall:

We will start the sessions in Conference room 2000. Enter Peterson Hall from the front and head up the stairs or elevator to the second floor. Take a left and enter the large conference room with glass facing the hallway.

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.


Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall, 4408 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030, United States


George Mason University
Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall
4408 Patriot Circle

Fairfax, Virginia 22030


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