Teaching my patients how to cook a healthy meal is the most powerful preventive medicine I can prescribe.
— M.D., Santa Rosa Health Center, CA

Our Culinary Medicine Training Program (CMTP) is co-developed by physicians and chefs. The program is for healthcare professionals who want to build the skills needed to help patients prevent and reduce chronic diseases through healthy cooking and eating. Trainings are open to medical doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, mental health professionals, registered dietitians, physician’s assistants, naturopaths and allied community health professionals.

The CMTP is designed to be flexible, tailored to the needs of audience and place. The complete curriculum is 6 modules delivered over 18 hours. It may be implemented in 6, 3-hour lessons, in a weekend intensive, or in other variations. Individual modules may also stand on their own, or be delivered in combination with other modules. Providers will learn to:

  • Translate the lessons of traditional diets and evidence-based nutrition science into delicious, daily meals
  • Choose and prepare foods for specific health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer
  • Counsel patients to make effective, lasting dietary changes and to navigate obstacles to healthy eating, such as budget and time constraints 

Examples of Training topics:

Intro to Culinary Medicine: Tradition and Science in the Kitchen

The Anti-inflammatory Diet

Nutrition for Pregnant and Nursing Moms

Cooking for Cardiovascular Health

Balancing Blood Sugar: Type 2 Diabetes

Cancer Prevention in the Kitchen