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The Mediterranean Diet and Culinary Medicine


A registered dietitian discusses the benefits of the Mediterranean diet for those patients with diet-related illness, and reviews methods that the health care provider can use to communicate these benefits to their patients.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the research benefits of the Mediterranean diets, especially in patients with diabetes mellitus.
  • List the nine diet fundamentals of the Mediterranean diet.
  • Describe the health benefits of each fundamental Mediterranean diet component.
  • Discuss research based outcomes used to demonstrate effective diet/health concerns.
  • Defend the importance of a health provider’s role in order to nurture healthy lifestyles and alleviate diet-related illness.


Register for the enduring material using the enroll link provided below. To be eligible for continuing medical education credits, physicians are required to view the presentation, answer learning assessment questions and complete an evaluation.


Texas Medical Association logoThe Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians

TAMHSC CBHEC designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


head shot of Leah SarrisChef Leah Sarris, RD, LDN, has worked in diverse areas of food service and related industries from restaurants, to instructing culinary arts at a prestigious university, foodservice consulting, farming and community outreach to improve school nutrition. Currently, she is the Program Director for the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans.

She has built and developed the first interdisciplinary program between culinary science, nutrition and a medical school, teaching future doctors and those currently in the medical field how to cook and prescribe healthier foods and lifestyles to their patients.


Click here to enroll in this course.