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Cooking Up Nutrition Education

Tue January 26, 2016: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST

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Lori Carlson MS, RDN, LDN teaching a cooking class

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Available until January 26, 2017. The applicability of information presented today may change with new research or policies after this time.

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Food Network, Reality TV, everyone loves cooking shows and cooking demonstrations! Have you ever been asked to do a cooking demonstration but did not know where to start? Does the idea of cooking in front of people frighten you? This informative webinar will help you deliver a culinary cooking demonstration and provide good nutritional information to your clients and audience.

Participant Learning Objectives

  • To explain an educational theory to support culinary nutrition.
  • To list instructional strategies to enhance client culinary knowledge.
  • To list steps to plan and execute a cooking demonstration.

Approved for 1.0 CPEU for RDNs


Lori Carlson, MS, RDN, LDN, earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Dietetics from Eastern Illinois University. She initially worked as an inpatient dietitian prior to obtaining a position with VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville, IL. Currently Lori acts as the Weight Management Program Coordinator and is the site’s Healthy Teaching Kitchen Subject Matter Expert. She enjoys working on a variety of program enhancement projects while continuing to provide nutrition education and counseling to Veterans individually and in group classes. She uses her culinary degree from Richland Community College to lead interactive cooking demonstrations and grocery store tours. She also chairs a national Marketing & Nutrition Informatics Committee to provide evidenced-based nutrition information to Veterans, families and the community while promoting the role of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist as a member of the healthcare team.

The cover image depicts Lori Carlson MS, RDN, LDN teaching a cooking class.

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Presentation Slides (PDF)

Fresh Herbs: a Picture of Healthy Eating University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Rutgers Cooperative Extensioin

Move! Weight Management Program U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Yummy Benefits! A healthy cooking guide.

YouTube Farmer’s Market Quesadilla

YouTube Loaded Veggie Dip

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