Health meets Food CME at University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Offered at the University of Central Florida
Rosen College of Hospitality Management

9907 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: 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.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Systematic Approaches to Obesity

Obesity is a multifactorial disease process. In this module, we will explore the systematic approaches to understanding and managing obesity, from recognizing patient’s barriers to implementing healthy lifestyles to the experience of the patient at the doctor’s office. We will examine multiple approaches to combating obesity centering around culinary medicine, including exercise, diabetes prevention programs, pharmaceuticals and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

9:00 am – 12:00pm: Mindfulness & Motivational Interviewing

An in-depth look at the techniques and usefulness of mindfulness and motivational interviewing on lifestyle, diet, and health for our patients. Explores the principles of mindfulness affected development of therapeutic approaches through basic principles and practices such as the OARS method.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

1:00 pm – 4:000pm: Bariatric Surgery

Participants will explore bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity and review types of surgery, risks, and expected weight loss with each surgical option. Additionally, we will review pre- and post-operative expectations and investigate the vital role of nutrition intervention pre- and post-surgery.

  • UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management CME
    July 26, 2019 - December 1, 2019
    3:00 am - 11:00 am

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