Culinary Medicine: Creating Culinary Competencies for Food Recommendations

Date:  Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 ET


Webinar description:

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.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

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

During this Speaker's presentation, a demonstration will be conducted using tonic water and salt. To participate (optional) please have 60 ml (2 oz) tonic water and a dash of salt on hand.


Deborah Kennedy, PhD, chef 

To be confirmed

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.



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