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Culinary Medicine

Learning to Cook: Healthy and Fresh Lesson Series

This 6 week series focuses on fresh cooking and recipes that help you stay healthy. It is presented by the Culinary Medicine program at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. The series is free and open to all members of the community. Registration is required.

Six Thursdays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
January 18 & 25, February 8, 15, & 22, and March 8
Ernie Davis Community Center 650 Baldwin Street Elmira, NY 14901

Developed by the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University, these exciting lessons will teach you how to cook healthy meals using fresh ingredients without spending a lot of money!

Alongside other community members, and working with residents and medical students from LECOM you will:

  • learn how to make delicious and flavorful food, that just so 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 techniques can help you eat well, get healthy and stay healthy
  • eat all the delicious dishes we cook

All course materials will be provided for participants. Registration is required. Call Health on Demand 607-737-4499.

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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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