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Thankful & Thriving: Healthy Holiday Tips + Virtual Teaching Kitchen Event

Thank you to everyone who attended this event! if you missed it, view the event recording:

Download the recipes.

Choose to focus on your health and well-being this holiday season! 

Culinary medicine is an educational and nutritional approach to improving eating behaviors and overall health by focusing on food shopping, storage, and meal preparation skills. During this virtual event, you will learn about the science and evidence behind a plant-based eating pattern and the benefits to your health as well as how to cook healthy, delicious meals you and your family will love this holiday season!

Event Details

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 14 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: virtual via zoom

Cost: free!

Even if you cannot attend, all registrants will receive the event recording and recipes. 

Format: Pamela Sharpe, FNP-BC, nurse practitioner and trained chef, will give a presentation that includes tips to help you thrive this holiday season. Chef Stephanie Michalak-White will then lead participants through a healthy cooking demonstration followed of recipes you can use this season including:

  • Healthy holiday board
  • Sweet potato hummus
  • Blanched vegetables
  • Spiced nuts
  • Chocolate bark

Registration is now closed. Please email with any questions or concerns.

holiday board
sweet potato hummus
chocolate bark
spiced nuts

Meet the Presenters

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Pamela Sharpe, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner & Chef, Osher Center for Integrative Health

Pamela Sharpe is a nurse practitioner for the Osher Center specializing in integrative and lifestyle medicine. Trained as a chef, her journey started with food as she wanted to create higher-quality nutritional meals for her family and friends, some of whom were affected adversely by chronic health and lifestyle-related conditions. Seeking to gain an even greater understanding, she went on to receive her Bachelor’s in Food and Nutrition with Pre-Med and Chemistry. This helped to provide a greater understanding of advanced nutrition, biochemistry, and human metabolism as related to wellness, diseases, and chronic conditions. Armed with this knowledge, she went on to gain graduate-level training and experience as an ANCC Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Headshot of Stephanie Michalak
Stephanie White, EdD
Chef, Osher Center for Integrative Health

Chef Stephanie Michalak White, EdD joined the Osher Center Culinary Medicine team in 2022. She has worked in the hospitality industry for over a decade and has a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Maryville University. During her doctoral studies, her research focused on food insecurity in higher education. Stephanie helps oversee two online academic programs for the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts and works with the Osher Center for Integrative Health at UC teaching food as medicine principles. 

UC Health Thrive & Be Well UC Points

UC Health Associates

UC Health Associates can earn 100 thrive points for attending this event! A list of attendees will be sent to the UC Health Associate Thrive Team and the points will be added for you.

Be Well UC - UC Faculty/Staff

Eligible faculty and staff can earn 1,000+ Be Well UC points in the Virgin Pulse portal with UC’s employee wellness program for attending offerings with the Osher Center for Integrative Health, and earn up to $300 every calendar year. Get started by creating an account or logging in, click the “Home” icon near the top, then, click “Rewards”. Scroll (or search) to the “Participation” category. Click “Attend a UC sponsored event”. Fill out brief from and submit!

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