Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist Program

The CCMS Difference

The Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist (CCMS) designation identifies clinicians who have a unique foundation for incorporating healthy eating into patients’ diets: comprehensive knowledge of nutrition and the culinary techniques to prepare food that is consistent with real-world budgets, time constraints, and nutritional ideals.
  • Integrate nutritional counseling to supplement pharmacological treatment
  • Educate patients about weight loss and weight management
  • Develop practical examination-room dialogues that inspire behavioral change
  • Implement new strategies in even the busiest primary care offices

The hybrid 60-credit curriculum includes a distinctive combination of online nutrition education courses, live conferences, and in-person attendance at hands-on teaching kitchen modules.


View the program’s hybrid curriculum and steps towards certification.

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We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 6th annual Health meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference.

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The conference will take place June 20 through June 23, 2019 in New Orleans at The Sheraton Hotel and New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute.

In addition to our exciting Keynote Speaker, Dr. Robert Lustig, we are partnering with the International Society of Neurogastronomy.  They will hold the ISN Symposium on Thursday June 20th.  You have options to register for either conference or both and early bird options apply to both gatherings.

Make your reservations by calling Marriott reservations 1-888-627- 7033 or directly with the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel at 504-525-2500

You can find information and the agenda at this link: Register Now