Nov 4, 2019
What a Success! 8 Hour CME Recap
Our first annual Bringing the Kitchen to the Clinic 8 Hour CME took place on Friday, September 13th. Participants had an amazing time learning about motivational interviewing, mindful eating, socioeconomic factors on food choices, practical cooking skills and use of healthy and whole ingredients. We cooked, assembled and enjoyed over ten original dishes including mini egg bites loaded with veggies and avocado, ginger beef edamame bowl with sesame and wilted bok choy, and sweet potato breakfast skillet with sunny egg, avocado and cilantro. We dined together and celebrated our learnings!
Of the 32 attendees, 100% agreed that their competence in practical kitchen skills to make cooking less stressful, safer and less time consuming had increased. Ways to Wellness is dedicated to making a healthy lifestyle obtainable and sustainable for all; participants are now able to reflect and share from their experience at The Kitchen Table. Upon completion of the event, 100% of those that attended agreed that their ability to effectively coach patients struggling with nutrition or eating habits had increased. Overall, participants were very engaged and inspired to go forward and confidently share what they learned. 93.6% of participants agreed that participation in the 8 Hour CME will impact their clinical practice, competence or patient care outcomes.
Next year’s Bringing the Kitchen to the Clinic event promises to be even better with new and fresh topics along with a host of new recipes, foods to enjoy, and activities of interest. Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2020 Bringing the Kitchen to the Clinic event!
We would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Samar Malaeb and Dr. Tasma Harindhanavudhi for joining us from the U of M division of Endocrinology, and the entire Ways to Wellness team for executing an event to remember. Here’s to next year!
~ Rachel Larson, Ways to Wellness Manager