Optimise nutritional counselling skills through practical relevance to the living environment
in cooperation with Yakult Deutschland GmbH
Interdisciplinary continuing education series for nutrition professionals, doctors, trainees and students with current and evidence-based nutrition therapy focal points Live from the teaching kitchen
8 modules from May to October 2022
Zoom Conference for registered participants
Number of participants
CulinaryMedicine Deutschland e.V. in cooperation with the Institute for Nutritional Psychology at the Georg-August University, Göttingen with kind support from Yakult Deutschland GmbH
Culinary Medicine represents a new method of translating the findings of nutritional medicine into the living environments of patients and clients and thus optimising the success of the counselling process. To this end, Culinary Medicine combines nutritional medicine, nutritional science, dietetics and psychology with practical culinary skills. The online continuing education series Culinary Medicine has 8 main topics and consists for each main topic (online seminar over 90 minutes) of a multimedia scientific lecture accompanied by thematically corresponding cooking recipes, which are prepared live in the cooking studio. The series is based on the consensus paper "Nutrition Therapy in Clinic and Practice (LEKuP, Hauner et al. 2019)".
US studies show that professionals who are trained in Culinary Medicine advise patients much more often or better on nutritional topics. This is primarily due to a stronger connection to the living environment in the counselling (recipes, shopping, cooking, shared meals, etc.). Interprofessional cooperation in nutrition teams is also improved by Culinary Medicine. The new subject thus synergistically complements nutritional medicine by training essential practical counselling skills. For the first time in Germany, Culinary Medicine is offered as an independent online continuing education series for physicians and nutrition professionals. All essential indication groups in LEKuP are addressed.
Evidence-based scientific foundation: Guidelines for Nutrition Therapy in Clinic and Practice (LEKuP)
Hauner H et al. Leitfaden Ernährungstherapie in Klinik und Praxis (LEKuP): Aktuel Ernahrungsmed 2019; 44: 384–419 DOI https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1030-5207
Online training series / main topics
Based on the previously described guideline Nutrition Therapy in Clinic and Practice (LEKuP), the following 8 main topics of 2 teaching units each were developed:
|Module 1||18.05.2022||Whole foods/healthy diet (wholefood diet according to DGE, Mediterranean diet, vegetarian diet)|
|Module 2||01. 06.2022||Malnutrition (cachexia and malnutrition, e.g. in patients with oncological diseases, etc.)|
|Module 3||15.06.2022||Nutrition therapy for metabolism and cardiovascular diseases I (obesity and metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus)|
|Module 4||29.06.2022||Nutrition therapy for metabolism and cardiovascular diseases II (dyslipoproteinaemia, arterial hypertension, CHD, hyperuricaemia)|
|Module 5||14.09.2022||Nutrition therapy for gastroenterological diseases I (food allergies and intolerances, alcoholism, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, coeliac disease, short bowel syndrome, liver diseases, biliary tract diseases, pancreatic diseases, etc.)|
|Module 6||21.09.2022||Nutritional therapy for gastroenterological diseases II (irritable bowel syndrome and microbiome) ext. specialist speaker Mrs PD Dr. med. Miriam Goebel-Stengel, Ltd. senior physician internal medicine and gastroenterology. HELIOS Clinic Rottweil.|
|Module 7||28.09.2022||Nutritional therapy for kidney diseases and urinary stones (acute and chronic kidney diseases, osteoporosis and gout)|
|Module 8||05.10.2022||Nutritional therapy for inflammatory rheumatic, orthopaedic, neurological and lung diseases (chronic inflammatory systemic diseases, neurological diseases, psychiatric and psychosomatic diseases, skin diseases, pneumological diseases, hereditary metabolic diseases)|
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Participants will be able to recognise and distinguish between the above-mentioned nutritional medical disease patterns and establish the indications for nutritional therapy. They know the principles of nutrition therapy and their practical implementation in dietetics and culinary arts.
8 x 2 units (à 90 min. incl. discussion) divided into 8 days, always offered at the same time on a fixed day of the week.
Time frame: from 18-19:30 each day, check-in via Zoom possible from 17:45 each day.
Participation on individual days is possible, but it is pointed out that the contents basically build on each other.
Procedure of the online training
Multimedia lecture on the above-mentioned LEKuP topics with parallel preparation of two corresponding sample recipes per seminar day in the cooking studio incl. interactivity with the participants via the accompanying chat in real time.
- PD Dr. med. Thomas Ellrott, Institute for Nutritional Psychology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, University Medicine
- Uwe Neumann, Sustainability Educator, Culinary Medicine Deutschland e.V.
- Nicola Born, M.Sc. Nutritional Sciences, Institute for Nutritional Psychology at the Georg-August University of Göttingen, University Medicine
- PD Dr. med. Miriam Goebel-Stengel, Ltd. senior physician Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. HELIOS Clinic Rottweil.
Further education points
Continuing education points are applied for at the State Medical Association of Lower Saxony. This typically awards 2 continuing education points for 90 minutes. Registered participants receive a digital certificate of attendance for each module with the corresponding EFN number.
Participation is free of charge
Technical information and data protection
Participation is only possible for registered users (personalised ZOOM conference). The online seminar will be recorded. The recording does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about the participants. Participants agree to the recording by their participation. To receive EFN points, registration with name and address and the personal EFN number is required. The list of participants will be submitted to the accrediting state medical association.
*The event series was realised with the kind support of Yakult Deutschland GmbH in the amount of € 3,300 per module.