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To help promote dissemination of culinary medicine to other institutions, the Osher Center and Common Threads have partnered to host a Train-the-Trainer workshop, where prospective schools and organizations can learn the process of implementation, needed steps for success, and acquire the existing curriculum for use in their own institution.




TIME: 9 am - 5 pm

FACULTY: The training will be led by the CUH authors and instructors, Dr. Melinda Ring (Osher) and Chef Stephanie Folkens (Common Threads).

AGENDA: This workshop will include sessions on:

  • preparing to successfully implement CUH in its full format or abbreviated options

  • accessing the curriculum and resources

  • participating in a sample cooking class

  • experiencing various parts of the lessons and

  • an opportunity to ask questions and explore the course as a group

  • NEW: a breakout for cook instructors on how to teach culinary medicine



  • Full-Day Training

  • Online Curriculum Access

  • Hands-on Cooking Classes for Lunch and Snacks

  • Support for post-workshop implementation in your own institution

ACCOMMODATIONS: Registrants will be provided with local hotel options within walking distance of the workshop and a Northwestern discount code.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Faculty from health professional schools - including but not limited to medical, nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, complementary/integrative health profession schools. Chef instructors interested in learning how to teach culinary medicine.

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Faculty from 8 institutions attended the first Cooking Up Health Train-the-Trainer in September 2018

University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Cincinnati
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Cook County Health & Hospitals
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Northwestern University Lurie Children's Hospital

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