Continuing education credits


Course Description

"Teaching Kitchens" are more than kitchens. They are "learning laboratories" where individuals receive practical, hands-on guidance to "eat, cook, move and think more healthfully". Dozens of Teaching Kitchens have been built in hospitals, medical schools, universities, college campuses, corporate worksites, K-12 schools, YMCA's, Veterans Administration hospitals, retirement facilities, and community-based organizations. Teaching Kitchen curricula often include: (1) nutrition education, (2) hands-on culinary instruction, (3) advise regarding enhanced movement and exercise, (4) guidance on the optimal use of web-based technologies, (5) mindfulness training, and (6) personalized health coaching.


The 2020 Research Conference on Teaching Kitchens and Related Self Care Practices is an international scientific meeting hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Department of Nutrition, in close collaboration with the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative. ( The purpose of this scientific meeting is to enable researchers to present original findings on teaching kitchen curricula, facilities, and research strategies, with the purpose of advancing the design, methodology, implementation, and evaluation of replicable teaching kitchen programs across a wide range of populations.


Target Audience

This conference is intended for physicians, medical and nursing residents, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, dietitians, nutritionists, athletic trainers, psychologists, and other members of the healthcare team interested in the development and use of teaching kitchens.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify different types of Teaching Kitchens (TKs), including facilities, essential curricular components, and business/financial models
  • Review research findings related to existing TKs nationally and internationally
  • Explore how TKs are being used as educational training sites and learning labs for the healthcare team
  • Recognize opportunities to establish and/or work with TKs in your own clinical or educational setting
  • Explore how Teaching Kitchens are being used to assess changes in behaviors and critical outcomes of selected populations



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by MedStar Health and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 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.



This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 13.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

MedStar Health is approved by the American Psychological Association through Joint Accreditation to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. This activity is approved for 13.75 CE credits. MedStar Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 



Nurses: This activity is approved for 13.75 ANCC contact hour(s).


Physicians: MedStar Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Psychologists: This activity is approved for 13.75 CE Credits


Dietitians/Nutritionists: The program has been approved for continuing education through the Commissions on Dietetic Registration for up to 12 credits.

I pre-registered for continuing education credits, what are the next steps?

If you have pre-registered and paid for continuing education credits at the 2020 Teaching Kitchen Research Conference, it is critical that you verify your attendance by EOD on Wednesday, November 18th, or your credits will not be issued and no refunds will be available once the conference has ended.


To verify your attendance, please click on the following link and fill out all fields –

You may fill out the form daily or complete it once for both days at the end of the conference, whichever is most convenient for you.


You will receive an email evaluation from MedStar the week after the conference, and once completed you’ll be emailed your confirmed credits.  Please let us know if you have any questions in the meantime.