Upcoming Lifestyle Medicine Education Webinars

Teaching Kitchens as Learning Laboratories and Translational Research Centers



Featured Speaker: 

David Eisenberg, MD

December 12, 2019 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Description: “Teaching Kitchens” are more than kitchens. They are “learning laboratories” where individuals receive practical, hands-on guidance to “eat, cook, move and think more healthfully”. As such, they serve as translational educational and research hubs for practitioners, investigators, and advocates of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dozens of Teaching Kitchens already exist in hospitals, medical schools, universities, college campuses, corporate worksites, K-12 schools, YMCAs, Veterans Administration hospitals, retirement facilities, and community-based organizations.

Teaching Kitchen curricula often include: (1) dietary assessment and nutrition education, (2) hands-on culinary instruction, (3) advice regarding enhanced movement and exercise, (4) guidance on the optimal use of web-based technologies, (5) mindfulness training, and (6) personalized health coaching. Only recently, however, have teaching kitchen thought leaders begun to jointly develop best practices.

In this Webinar, Dr. David Eisenberg, Director of Culinary Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will describe the emergence of Teaching Kitchens nationally and internationally, and suggest ways in which research involving Teaching Kitchens may serve to inform those involved with Lifestyle Medicine.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the conceptual framework of “Teaching Kitchens” and how these relate to core competencies of Lifestyle Medicine.
2. Describe examples of built-in, mobile and pop-up Teaching Kitchens across the US.
3. Describe current efforts to develop a Teaching Kitchen Research Network to formally evaluate the impact of reproducible teaching kitchen curricular models on the behaviors, biomarkers, clinical outcomes and costs of teaching kitchen trainees.
4. Share teaching kitchen resources, events, and opportunities to learn more.
5. Discuss how Teaching Kitchens may become valued Learning Laboratories within the practice of Lifestyle Medicine.

Speakers Bios:
David Eisenberg, MD
Director of Culinary Nutrition and Adjunct Associate Nutrition Professor @Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Eisenberg is the director of culinary nutrition and adjunct associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is the founding Co-Director of the Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives conference, and founding Executive Director of the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, Inc. a group of 39 organizations with teaching kitchens, intended to establish and evaluate best practices relating to nutrition, culinary and lifestyle education. From 2000-2010, Dr. Eisenberg served as the Bernard Osher Distinguished Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, founding director of the Osher Research Center and the founding chief of the Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at Harvard Medical School. He simultaneously served as the director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He is a graduate of Harvard's College & Medical School and is board-certified in internal medicine.

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