This course will introduce participants to the field of culinary medicine, which involves using both evidence-based nutrition and medicine knowledge and culinary skills to assist healthcare providers in supporting patients and their families in achieving and maintaining optimal health and wellness through diet.  Participants will learn key food preparation and food science principles and how those can be translated to modifying recipes for optimal health and provided as appropriate evidence-based educational resources for use in patient care.  Participants will apply this knowledge to prepare healthy, flavorful and delicious snacks and meals that are appropriate for individuals with chronic health conditions such as food allergies, Celiac disease, gastrointestinal disorders, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. 

Fees: Cost per UK course credit hour: $751

Technology Requirements: Minimum technical requirements for UK courses and suggested hardware, software, and internet connections are available at uky.edu/its.

Accomodations Due to Disability: In order to receive accommodations for these courses, you must provide the instructor with a Letter of Accommodation from the Disability Resource Center at uky.edu/drc.


Sara Police, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky View Full Bio



The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills


ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This application-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-21-001-L01-P and will award 14.00 contact hours (1.400 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes signing in at registration, attending the entire session for which credit is claimed, completing the activity evaluation and requesting credit online at conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.


University of Kentucky College of Public Health certifies that this educational activity was designated for 14.00 hours of Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) credit. This course is approved for continuing education by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. ()