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Culinary Medicine

Image from Turner Farm teaching kitchen three people cooking a healthy mealCulinary medicine is an educational and nutritional approach to improving eating behaviors and overall health by focusing on food shopping, storage, and meal preparation skills. At the Osher Center for Integrative Health, our interdisciplinary team utilizes food as medicine to teach students and patients the importance of food and its impact on your health.

Read more: New Culinary Medicine program empowers Cincinnatians to eat healthier

Recipes from our Culinary Medicine Experts

bowl of honeynut squash bisque
Roasted Honeynut Squash Bisque
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protein balls
Power Protein Bars/Balls
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berry blast steel cut oats
Berry Blast Steel Cut Oats
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TLT (Tempeh, Lettuce, Tomato) Sandwich
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lentil stew
Lavish Lentil Stew and Dynamite Greens
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Download | Mindful Eating Guide
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Thankful & Thriving: Healthy Holiday Tips + Virtual Teaching Kitchen Event

thanksgiving food spread on counterPamela 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 by Q&A with both presenters. Recipes will be sent in advance for you to cook along with Chef Stephanie!

Register Now for Thankful & Thriving Virtual Teaching Kitchen Event!

Teaching Kitchen Events at Turner Farm

Group of people cooking a healthy meal at the turner farm teaching kitchenExperiential learning opportunities focused on food as medicine for patients, students, and the community to learn from our physicians and cook a healthy meal at the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen in Indian Hill, Ohio. Past events have included Optimizing Your Brain Health through Farm Fresh Foods & Cooking for Cancer Prevention & Recurrence.

Join us for our next teaching kitchen event at Turner Farm - Coming Soon in Spring 2024

Develop a Personalized Nutrition Plan with a Lifestyle Medicine Consultation

doctor and patient in exam roomOur goal is to work with you to create a personalized self-care plan that you can implement and sustain with your lifestyle.

At your lifestyle medicine consultation, you will initially meet with your physician or nurse practitioner for one hour. They will learn about your personal, medical and family history; your dietary, exercise and sleep habits; your sources of stress and coping mechanisms, and then will assess your health concerns and evaluate your symptoms, order any necessary tests and create mutually agreed upon lifestyle prescriptions.

To schedule a consultation, call 513-475-9567.

Centering Group Medical Visits Provide Nutrition Education & Teaching Kitchen Experience 

centering medical visit participants cooking a healthy meal

Centering group medical visits take a group approach to healthcare. Small groups of patients meet once a month in addition to one-on-one assessments with their provider. Centering allows patients to become more informed and confident in making healthy choices, all while building a community and support system. UC Health currently offers group visits for patients with pre-diabetes, diabetes, chronic pain and obesity.

Teaching kitchen events at LaSoupe are also scheduled once-a-month outside of the regularly scheduled group medical visit for participants to learn how to cook healthy meals.

To join a Centering Group, call 513-584-0373.

Education Opportunities

Past Events

Cultivating a Brain Healthy Lifestyle with Annie Fenn, MD

April 12, 2023


Food as Medicine: From Farm to Farmacy

October 20, 2022


Plant Based Power Hour with Dr. Chef Stephanie Michalak White

March 1, 2023

Click here to download the Whole Grain Bowl Handout Recipe

Culinary Medicine Team

Sian Cotton, PHD
Mladen Golubic, MD, PHD
Susie McDonald, MA
Stephanie White, EdD, Chef
Pamela Sharpe, FNP-BC, Chef

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Contact Us

Osher Center for Integrative
Health at UC

Medical Sciences Building Suite 4358
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670582 
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0582

Mail Location: 0582
Phone: 513-558-2310
Fax: 513-558-3266