Disease Implications of Diet: An Introduction to Culinary Medicine

Disease Implications of Diet: An Introduction to Culinary Medicine

CCMS Hands-On Teaching Kitchen Module
Important Information

Do not complete this live evaluation and obtain credit until after you have attended the live session. 

You must complete the pre-module before attending the live session.

Pre-online module

Intended Learners

This live activity is designed for primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, pharmacists, nutritionists, and other related healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the research on the benefits of the Mediterranean and DASH diets. 
  • Provide a general description of the focus of each diet. 
  • List the 9 diet fundamentals of the Mediterranean diet. 
  • Describe the health benefits of each fundamental Mediterranean diet component. 
  • Compare and contrast the DASH and Mediterranean diets.
  • Quote research-based outcomes used to demonstrate effective diet/health connections.
  • Cite the latest research on diet, exercise and mindfulness and their effect on weight management, disease prevention/treatment and mood (quality of life). 
  • Provide examples that relate the impact of diet and exercise to positive or negative health outcomes. 
  • Defend the importance of a physician’s role to nurturing healthy lifestyles and alleviating diet-related illness. 
  • Summarize the positive physician impact points on patient lifestyle.
  • Translate evidence based facts to patient-level terms. 
  • Educate patients on healthy menu strategies that are easily understood and user friendly. 
  • Discuss the social and philosophical impacts on eating habits such as cost, availability, culture, education, location, religion, morality, etc. and the importance of relating to the audience/patient in these terms. 
  • Identify appropriate resources that provide demographic information for your population.
Activity Overview

This live activity will occur at the Cardiometabolic Risk Summit Spring or Fall conferences or at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University. 

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must attend the full activity and complete the evaluation form. Participants will immediately receive documentation of credit.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

Fee Information

To access this module, you should have already paid your teaching kitchen module fee to the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine or as part of an add-on to a Cardiometabolic Risk Summit conference. 

Hardware/Software Requirements

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 In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


NACCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 3.0 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 3.0 contact hours.

CPE for Pharmacists

This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours (.3 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN JA0006201-0000-18-011-L01-P).

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing pharmacy education activity accredited by NACCME may contact the Senior Manager, Accreditation & Compliance, NACCME, in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. The Senior Manager, Accreditation & Compliance will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the written statement. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Senior Director, Accreditation and Compliance, NACCME, may be made for a second level of review.

CPE for Dietitians

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 3.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material. 

Level 3 Synthesis, CDR Accredited Provider # HMOO1.

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Timothy S. Harlan, MD, Leah Sarris, BS, Susie Seaman, NP, Barbara Robinson, MPH, RD, CNSC; and Mary Johnson, Randy Robbin, John Savage, and Margie Stefan, NACCME.

Independent Clinical Reviewer: Barbara Robinson, MPH, RD, CNSCAssociate Professor, Culinary Nutrition ProgramJohnson and Wales UniversityAdjunct Clinical Teaching AssociateAlpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidence, Rhode Island.

Nurse Planner: Susie Seaman, NP, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic, San Diego, California.

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty has reported the following:
Dr. Harlan: Owner—Harlan Brothers Productions, LLC 
Ms. Seaman: Scientific Advisor—Smith & Nephew, Molnlycke; Speakers' Bureau–Smith & Nephew 

Ms. Johnson, Mr. Robbin, Ms. Robinson, Ms. Sarris, Mr. Savage, and Ms. Stefan have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

NACCME requires faculty to inform participants whenever off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices are discussed in their presentations.

The faculty have disclosed no off label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices will be discussed in the presentations.

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Copyright © 2015 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.