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Culinary Medicine: Creating Culinary Competencies for Food Recommendations


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Deborah Kennedy



Deborah Kennedy, PhD, chef


When an individual is asked to eat more vegetables, consume less salt or sugar, what do they need to know in order to prepare food in the kitchen and make wise selections at the store? A dozen chefs, together with nutrition experts answered these questions and more in order to help individuals learn to translate nutrition recommendations into culinary competencies so that healthful food can be transformed into delicious meals and snacks. During this webinar, Deborah Kennedy will discuss the latest research and insights from these culinary experts on how to transform healthful food into delicious meals and snacks. You will learn how to incorporate these culinary competencies into your daily routine, making it easier to follow a healthy eating plan that is also enjoyable.


  1. Describe culinary competencies for eating more fruit and vegetables
  2. Demonstrate essential culinary techniques to transform healthy food into delicious bites
  3. Identify super tasters

Moderator: Robert Bertolo, PhD - Memorial University of Newfoundland

About the Speaker:

Deborah Kennedy PhD is the CEO of The Food Coach AcademyTM, Build Healthy Kids®, and Culinary Rehab®, which establishes nutrition and culinary competencies, modular learning opportunities, prescriptive delivery methods and outreach programs for various populations. She received her PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition, Science and Policy. Dr. Kennedy has studied food from an early age - learning to cook at age 4, working as a chef in Canada, obtaining her doctorate in nutrition, authoring three books on children and nutrition and five in Culinary Medicine, and developing a prescriptive algorithm for dietary changes. She served as the first Chair for Best Practices in the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative (a Harvard and CIA initiative) and serves on the board of Chefs for Humanity.

Original Source: "CNS Education Webinars" Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

The views expressed by speakers or other third parties in CNS webinars, events and/or conferences are those of the speaker or third-party and not necessarily of CNS.

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Last Updated: March 22, 2023

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