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  • Part 2: Healthy Futures: Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Habits throughout Adulthood with Fresh Avocado
    Part 2: Healthy Futures: Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Habits throughout Adulthood with Fresh Avocado
    Sep 19, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    on Zoom
    Join us for a two-part workshop series to learn about the latest nutrition research on fresh avocado consumption as well as strategies for empowering your patients and clients to establish healthy nutrition behaviors at all life stages. This registration is for the second webinar on September 19.
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7th Annual Culinary Nutrition Conference
Saturday & Sunday, June 8th-9th from 12:00pm-5:30PM ET

​Spend the weekend immersed in culinary workshops and lectures given by leaders in the culinary nutrition field. This conference serves as a bridge between nutrition science and culinary arts, empowering dietitians and health professionals to translate their nutrition expertise into real life practice in the kitchen for more impactful education. 


"This was the first conference I have attended where all the sessions made sense for me personally as an RD."

"I love the mix of research, culinary demonstrations, and business tactics in one conference!"

"I have been a clinical dietitian for more than 40 years. This is one of the top 5 conferences I have ever attended."

Cultivating Healthy Habits Across the Lifespan with Avocado: Two-Part Series 
Webinar 1: Thursday, March 21st at 1:00-2:00pm ET

Webinar 2: Thursday, September 19th at 1:00-2:00pm ET

It’s never too early or too late to emphasize the benefits of nutrition for reducing chronic disease risk. Establishing healthy habits at any life stage can lead to healthier futures and success could start with something as simple as fresh avocado. Discover the power of avocados in developing sustainable nutrition habits for your patients and clients to support well-being from infancy to adulthood.

Join Kristy and Jackie for this two-part webinar series for the latest avocado nutrition research, valuable counseling strategies, and timesaving, family-friendly culinary tips to enjoy more nutrient-dense foods like avocado. 

This webinar series is sponsored by Avocados – Love One Today®


Accreditation for Webinar 1: Thursday, March 21

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by MedStar Health and the Culinary Nutrition Collaborative. MedStar Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: MedStar Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered: 1.0 CEU available, approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for the webinar on March 21st.

An application for 1.0 CME and 1.0 CEU is pending approval for the second webinar on September 19th.

Past Events

Eat the Science Workshops

What’s better than learning about the latest evidence-based health benefits of walnuts? Cooking (and eating) while doing it! CNC is excited to partner with the California Walnut Commission, where Kristy and Jackie will be presenting a virtual workshop series entitled, “Eat the Science.” The series is designed to bring walnut health research to life through unique culinary application. Join us to learn about the latest cooking and preparation techniques that incorporate walnuts, unique usage ideas, as well as the innovative research that supports walnut consumption for optimal health and well-being. Feel free to view or cook-along to each 60-minute Eat the Science workshop - either way you will receive two recipes and 1 FREE CPEU by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for each workshop you participate in.

To view past workshops and receive your CEU certificate, head to the Eat the Science landing page by clicking the link below.

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The non-profit Food + Planet and the Culinary Nutrition Collaborative are proud to co-host this webinar on aquatic foods (AKA blue foods) and how they are beneficial for us and our planet. This webinar originally took place on October 18, 2023 but the recording is now available! 

This webinar focuses on sea vegetables and bivalves and includes information on their nutritional benefits and their environmental impact along with recommendations on sourcing and preparation. Special guest speakers include Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN ("The Plant Powered Dietitian") and Togue Brawn, Maine-based seafood expert and fisheries manager of Downeast Dayboat. Sharon and Togue will also be showcasing two recipes using kelp and scallops. 

This webinar is approved for 1 CEU by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.   

Click the link below to gain access to the webinar.

2023 Agenda
3rd Annual Global Cuisine Series
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4th Annual Global Cuisine Series
"A Taste of Culinary Nutrition from Around the Globe"

Thursdays from February 1st until March 7th at 6:00-8:00pm ET

Announcing our 4th Annual virtual cook-along series focused on Global Cuisine!  We will be covering 6 new food cultures, including: Greek, Thai, Taiwanese, Jamaican, Puerto Rican, and Peruvian. We welcome RDNs, health professionals, chefs and nutrition students to participate in a series of hands-on workshops covering a selection of food cultures from around the world through the lens of culinary nutrition. Join us as we continue to diversify our plates and our palates and most importantly, enhance our knowledge as practitioners of a global population.

A ticket to this series includes registration to 6 interactive culinary workshops held weekly on Thursdays at 6-8pm ET from February 1st until March 7th. This series is worth 12 CEUs, approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and meets the requirements for the Ethics credit.

2024 AGENDA:

Thursday, February 1, 6-8pm ET - Stefani Sassos, MS, RDN, CDN [Greek cuisine]

Thursday, February 8, 6-8pm ET - Toi Sennhauser, MPH, RD [Thai cuisine]

Thursday, February 15, 6-8pm ET - Cindy Chou, RDN [Taiwanese cuisine]

Thursday, February 22, 6-8pm ET - Sue-Ellen Anderson-Haynes, MS, RDN, CDCES, LDN [Jamaican cuisine]

Thursday, February 29, 6-8pm ET - Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RDN, CPT [Puerto Rican cuisine]

Thursday, March 7, 6-8pm ET - Manuel Villacorta, MS, RDN [Peruvian cuisine]

Each session will be led by a different chef/RDN who will present important aspects of their food heritage in a cook-along style demonstration for participants (cooking along is optional).  Presenters will cover key ingredients and food traditions, as well as concrete recommendations for healthy recipe modifications without compromising the cultural significance of the dish.


All sessions will be held LIVE on Zoom and will be recorded for those that are not able to join for some or all of the live event. 

***A portion of our proceeds will be donated to Eat Well Exchange ***


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