14 Jun 2023
Today I’m chatting with the directors of the non-profit Culinary Medicine UK (CM) who have been with me from the very start when I had the aspiration to bring this method of teaching to the UK.
If you’ve never heard of Culinary Medicine before, it’s a method of teaching health and social care professionals, nutrition science with hands on cooking and culinary skills.
Essentially we deliver evidence based, practical and appropriate teaching to healthcare professionals on how to adapt nutrition advice for individuals with varying medical conditions, cultures, skills, resources and personal preferences. Something that is not taught well, or at all, in universities today.
Vince Kelly is a culinary lecturer at UK’s number one Hospitality School, Westminster Kingsway College (WKC). With over 25 years of experience within the hospitality industry and is an executive committee member of Master Chef’s of Great Britain.
Elaine Macaninch is an experienced nutrition educator and registered dietician, who leads on the development of CMUK nutrition modules. She is a researcher working towards a PhD, and writer with an interest in improving access to healthy food for people facing nutrition insecurity, and has postgraduate qualifications in clinical education, diabetes, research, critical appraisal, behaviour change and communication.
Dr Sumi Baruah is the CEO of CMUK and is currently a portfolio GP, who holds diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sexual Health and a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Education as well as being a certified health coach.
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Culinary Medicine UK is a community interest company made up of a multi-professional team working across healthcare, culinary medicine and research with the aim of promoting “sustainable, affordable, equitable and healthy food for all”.
Our unique multiprofessional courses are available in person within our custom built teaching kitchen in central London or via our online course.
CMUK’s fun and interactive modules are designed for health and social care professionals. We provide evidence based, practical and appropriate guidance on how to adapt nutrition advice for individuals with varying medical conditions, cultures, skills, resources and personal preferences.