Due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we have postponed the teaching kitchen research conference to november 11-12, 2020. please click here for full details.

 

JOIN US FOR TWO DAYS OF ORIGINAL RESEARCH INVOLVING TEACHING KITCHENS AND THEIR POTENTIAL TO POSITIVELY IMPACT BEHAVIORS, RELEVANT BIOMARKERS, CLINiCAL OUTCOMES, AND REDUCE COSTS.


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Why Teaching Kitchens?

In light of dramatic increases in obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle-related chronic conditions, innovative strategies are needed to help individuals improve the way they eat, move, and think. Learn more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translational Thinking

Teaching kitchens incorporate:

  • Nutritional education
  • Hands-on cooking instruction
  • Encouragement about movement and excercise
  • Training in mindfulness 
  • Best use of web-based devices and technologies
  • Strategies to improve behaviors, including health coaching 
  • Partnerships with local universities 
  • Partnerships with local farmers and agricultural experts
  • A shared database to track the impact of teaching kitchens on multiple populations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rigorously Evaluating Emerging Models

Teaching kitchens have recently been built across dozens of universities, colleges, corporations, hospitals, U.S. veterans hospitals, and community sites.

 

This conference brings together researchers from multiple disciplines (e.g. medicine, public health, basic science, microbiome, genetics, epigenetics, metabolism, culinary arts, sustainability, food systems, agriculture and indoor agriculture, entrepreneurship, third party payers, and public policy experts) to share perspectives as to how we can optimize these teaching kitchens as learning laboratories and translational research centers of the future.