Marilyn Magaram Center

Culinary Interventions in Healthcare: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Culinary Interventions in Healthcare: An Interdisciplinary Approach

What is a “culinary intervention” in healthcare?
Healthcare professionals often discuss on the importance of food in relation to health. In this workshop, we will be highlighting healthcare professionals that have taken it a step further to provide innovative resources that blend culinary arts and healthcare together. Depending on the profession, this practice has been called Culinary Medicine and/or Health-Supportive Culinary Arts. For this workshop, we will call them “Culinary Interventions” as each health professional on our panel has a different medical background with slightly different terminology to describe their practices.

Who is on our panel?
All speakers on the panel have a unique background in culinary arts and healthcare. A condensed summary is that we have a physician, a registered dietitian nutritionist, and an executive chef on the panel. Their backgrounds are much more in-depth, which we will explore more during the workshop. You don’t want to miss the insights and resources they will share.

Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Culinary Medicine), The Kansas Health Science Center; Wichita, Kansas
Faculty, University of Montana College of Health
Faculty, University of Montana, Missoula College Culinary Arts Program 
Editor-in-Chief, Culinary Medicine Section, The Journal Of Integrated Healthcare

Lilian M. Correa, MA, MPH, RDN, DipACLM
Dietitian for the Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program at NYC Health +Hospitals/Bellevue

Jim Perko, CEC, AAC
Executive Chef - Wellness and Preventive Medicine at Cleveland Clinic

Moderated by Barbara Fairchild
Former Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appetit Magazine
Chairperson, Los Angeles Council, Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)
CSUN Distinguished Alumni

What is an “Interdisciplinary Approach”?
Interdisciplinary is “relating to more than one branch of knowledge.” In healthcare, an interdisciplinary team is a group of health care professionals with various areas of expertise who work together toward the goals of the individuals they serve. Interdisciplinary teams may be composed of a physician, nurse, registered dietitian nutritionist, psychiatrist, physical therapist, social worker, occupational therapist, case manager and more. Chefs and healthcare professionals trained in culinary arts are vital members of the interdisciplinary team as they provide tools to create nourishing food.

Who should attend this event?
Students and professionals will benefit from this workshop. If you are a student that plans to work in healthcare and/or food-related field, you will gain inspiration and direction on your career path. If you are a healthcare professional and/or working in a food related-field, you will learn resources to advance your career and build your network.

This program is approved for 1.0 continuing education hours toward the initial or recertification application for ACF certification. Note: These programs are not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ACF or the ACF Certification Program.

This event is pending CDR approval of 1.0 CEU for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe examples of culinary interventions in healthcare.

  • Connect with interdisciplinary team members that utilize culinary interventions in healthcare.

  • Locate resources for professional development and/or career advancement in the field of culinary medicine and health-supportive culinary arts.