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What do Fairview Health Services, Tulane and Harvard Have in Common?

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A firm belief that food has the power to nourish and heal the populations they serve. 
With dramatic increases in obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle-related chronic diseases, innovative educational and experiential strategies are needed to improve the way that people eat, move and think ( We are in the midst of a nation-wide movement toward healthier kitchens in efforts to diminish these rising health implications. Physicians, healthcare providers and nutrition professionals are coming together in the kitchen to learn the latest in nutrition, and develop a knowledge of nutrition science. Ways to Wellness, a part of Fairview Health Services has been on board the teaching kitchen train since 2006, and is dedicated to making a difference in nutrition to improve the health and wellbeing of all.
Chef Jeremy Reinicke leads operations at Ways to Wellness’ teaching kitchen and, along with a team of registered dietitians, helps employees, patients and community members better understand how to make life long changes to their cooking and eating to improve their overall health and wellbeing. He has attended national conferences, observed best practices and learned everything he could from both David Eisenberg, MD, and Timothy Harlan, MD, and is ready to share his learnings with you! 
David M. Eisenberg, MD, is the director of culinary nutrition and adjunct associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Doctor Eisenberg’s current educational and research interests include multi-disciplinary strategies (aka “Teaching Kitchens” curricula) to optimize lifestyle and self-care behaviors. These models include practical information about nutrition, cooking, exercise and behavioral change strategies to prevent, treat and manage common medical conditions and optimize wellbeing. (Obtained from
Timothy Harlan, MD, currently serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Services at Tulane University School of Medicine and is the Executive Director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, the first of its kind teaching kitchen operated by a medical school. The center offers an innovative program teaching medical students about diet and lifestyle that bridges the gap between the basic sciences, clinical medicine, the community and culinary education. Medical students work side-by-side in the kitchen with culinary students to teach each other and, most importantly, teach the community and patients how to return to their kitchens and transform their health. (Obtained from
Do you want to be a part of this revolutionary movement sweeping the nation? Attend a unique collaboration between the University of Minnesota Division of Endocrinology and Ways to Wellness – a daylong retreat-style CME between healthcare professionals, clinical nutrition experts and professional culinary educators designed to educate and inspire healthcare providers’ ability to coach and inform their patients on dietary choices and their health.
Experience sessions exploring “Nutrition and the Mind,” “Determinants and Consequences of our Food Choices” and “Eating Through the Ages.” You’ll also take part in one of three hands-on kitchen modules taught in our state-of-the-art teaching kitchen at Ways to Wellness on the Woodwinds Health Campus. Work together at The Kitchen Table with your team and Fairview’s Culinary Education Manager Chef Jeremy to make breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Friday, September 13, 2019
7:30 am – 4:30 pm –breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided (participants will be making them!)
8 CME credits will be provided


Samar Malaeb, MD
Tasma Harindhanavudhi, MD
Chef Jeremy Reinecke
Megan Green, RD
Justin Julson, CHWC


$300 Physicians,
$200 non-physicians

Register HERE

Ways to Wellness Kitchen Table
1825 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125


Legacy HealthEast Employees, you can use your Wellness Dollars;
Submit a Wellness Dollars Agreement Form; In the comments section indicate 8-hour CME, and whether you are a physician or non-physician.


Legacy Fairview and UMP you can use your reimbursement or your CME funds


The HealthEast Care System is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The HealthEast Care System designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM