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Culinary Medicine

Healthy Kitchens Cooking Series

This multi-session, two-hour-per-week cooking course is for all experience levels and ages, from teenagers to senior citizens. The primary focus is to define "healthy eating" and help participants develop their cooking skills. Each week includes approximately an hour of cooking and ends with sharing the delicious meals that are prepared. During the meal time participants discuss key concepts of nutrition and meal planning.

Learn how to make DELICIOUS and FLAVORFUL food, that just so happens to be good for you. You'll learn simple, healthful concepts to tie into your home kitchen while practicing basic cooking skills in a kitchen setting. The course isn't limited to cooking, however; you'll also learn all the tools and techniques to effectively meal plan, shop, and eat on a budget. Together we will discuss how different foods and techniques can help you eat well, get and stay healthy! 

Interested in seeing the program at work? Join the LECOM Medical students as they work on their cooking skills and learn important nutrition information. Classes meet at 5:00 pm Thursdays at the Ernie Davis Center 350 east 5th St. in Elmira on September 20th & 27th, October 4th, 18th & 25th, and November 1st & 15th.
Culinary Medicine at Arnot Ogden Medical Center:  Learning to Cook Healthy and Fresh

The “Healthy Kitchens/Culinary Medicine” program is now known as “Health Meets Food.”  Same program, new name.

The Culinary Medicine program was developed by Tulane University and brought to Arnot Ogden Medical Center and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine by Beth Dollinger, MD.  The program is an innovative nutrition course that teaches medical residents how to engage their patients in a meaningful dialogue about nutrition and lifestyle to change to existing Doctor-Patient conversation around exercise and healthy eating. The lessons teach how to cook healthy meals using fresh ingredients without spending a lot of money.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to make delicious and flavorful food that just happens to be good for you.
  • Learn about tools and techniques to effectively meal plan, shop, and eat on a budget.
  • Discuss how different foods and cooking techniques can help you eat well, get and stay healthy.
  • Eat all the delicious dishes we cook.

To learn more about the Health Meets Food program and stay up to date on current course offerings and programs, visit https://culinarymedicine.org/ or like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Southerntierhealthykitchens/.

Our next series of classes will be offered at SCT BOCES on Philo Road in Horseheads.
Please check the BOCES website for registration information   http://www.gstboces.org/adulted/leisure.cfm

Culinary Medicine at Arnot Ogden Medical Center

The Culinary Medicine program was developed by Tulane University and brought to Arnot Ogden Medical Center and the students of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) by Dr. Beth Dollinger, MD. For medical students, it provides an innovative nutrition course that teaches them how to engage their patients in meaningful dialogue about nutrition and lifestyle, looking to change the existing physician mantra exercise and eat healthy to lose weight.

To learn more about the Culinary Medicine Program, please visit Tulane University's Culinary Medicine Program

Community Health Award

On April 10, 2017, ArnotHealth was the proud recipient of the Community Health award from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. This award came with a generous $4,000 grant to support Healthy Kitchens and culinary medicine in our community. Jessica Renner, Regional President of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield presented Dr. Beth Dollinger with the check, surrounded by medical students, physicians, and community members who participate in the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 Culinary Medicine in the News:

Arnot Medical Students to Learn About Culinary Medicine?- Star Gazette, September 16, 2014

What Exactly is Culinary Medicine??National Geographic: The Plate, January 29, 2015

A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sends Med Students To The Kitchen?- NPR: The Salt, July 1, 2015, updated July 6, 2015

See Why These Medical Students Are Taking Classes in the Kitchen- NBC Nightly News, Saturday, January 30

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