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As part of the UCI Human Resources Wellness Program, the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute (SSIHI) partnered to launch the UCI Culinary Health FREE webinar series for all UCI employees and special guests.

Jessica VanRoo
Jessica VanRoo, Executive Chef

Formerly known as Culinary Medicine, this new series is still based on the UCI School of Medicine Culinary Medicine curriculum. Each 50-minute workshop is led by a UCI Health SSIHI provider and includes a demonstration from UCI SSIHI Executive Chef Jessica VanRoo (formerly with Campus Recreation) on a relevant daily meal plan consisting of breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner dishes. Join us to kick off this new nutritional education series.


Class Descriptions

 

Herbs for Reflux Relief

Sanaz Demehry
Sanaz Demehry, MS, PA-C
SSIHI Physician Assistant & Herbalist

Friday, February 17, 2023
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Learn about herbs to help for reflux relief. Presented by Sanaz Demehry, MS, PA-C, SSIHI Physician Assistant and herbalist, and SSIHI Executive Chef Jessica VanRoo.

This webinar will feature a cooking demo that will include Lemongrass Ginger Poached Shrimp Salad with Toasted Fennel Dressing and Seared Scallops with Pesto Spaghetti Squash. 

Register here.

 

Previous Webinars

What Is Culinary Medicine?

Shipra Bansal, MD, dABLM SSIHI Lifestyle Medicine
Shipra Bansal, MD, dABLM, SSIHI Lifestyle Medicine

Friday, November 18, 2022
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Learn more about Culinary Medicine. Presented by Shipra Bansal, MD, dABLM SSIHI Lifestyle Medicine and SSIHI Executive Chef Jessica VanRoo.

This webinar will feature a cooking demo that will include chocolate tofu mousse, avocado mousse, and amaranth and quinoa stuffed peppers with roasted carrot sauce. 

View recording here.  Downloadable recipes here and the 5 Key Takeaways here.

How Much Should I Exercise?

Friday, December 16, 2022

Dr. Judy Lee Vogt
Judy Lee Vogt, MD, SSIHI Primary Care Concierge Physician

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Judy Lee Vogt, MD SSIHI Primary Care Concierge Physician and SSIHI Executive Chef Jessica VanRoo. 

This webinar will feature a cooking demo that will include Shrimp Grain Bowl with Homemade Skhug Sauce and Smoked Salmon, Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Avocados.

View recording here

Downloadable recipes for Shrimp Grain Bowl with Homemade Skhug Sauce and Smoked Salmon, Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Avocados.

5 Key Takeaways here

 

Food Myths: What Do We Believe?

Friday, January 20, 2023

Miki Purnell,
Miki Purnell, MD, ABoIM, ABFM, ABIHM, SSIHI Integrative Medicine

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Miki Purnell, MD, ABoIM, ABFM, ABIHM SSIHI Integrative Medicine and SSIHI Executive Chef Jessica VanRoo.

This webinar will feature a cooking demo that will include Vegetarian Japanese Ramen Broth, Collard Green Lasagna.

View recording here

Downloadable recipes for Vegetarian Japanese Ramen, Chashu Tofu and Collard Green Lasagna

5 Key Takeaways here.

Contact: lamourek@hs.uci.edu


Previous classes formerly hosted by UCI Campus Recreation are here.