We are aware of the major software outage impacting systems around the world. BMC is fully operational and open to all patients.


Presentations and Lectures  

A Celebration of Nutritious Cooking, Culture, and Community in the ACLM Kitchen. (2022) Presenter at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, FL https://portal.lifestylemedicine.org/Portal/ACLM/Store/Education-Store/EventDetailRef.aspx?EventKey=LMED_20

Dietitians Taking the Lead in Teaching Kitchens. (2022) Presenter at the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative Research Conference, CA https://tkresearchconference.org/ 

Celebrating Food Culture: Cultural Adaptations to the Mediterranean Diet. (2022-Current) Columbia University Continuing Education, NY https://columbiacme.rievent.com/a/AVRPD

Eat to Treat: Culinary Nutrition to Enhance Diabetes Care. (2022) Presenter at the Association of Diabetes care and Education Specialists Annual Meeting, MA 

Strategies for Reducing Obesity in People Who Are Food Insecure. (2022-Present) Presenter at the Columbia/Cornell Obesity Course Workshop, NY https://www.ihn.cuimc.columbia.edu/education/continuing-medical-education-cme/obesity-etiology-prevention-and-treatment 

Dietitians Take the Lead in Teaching Kitchens. Panelist speaker at Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE), Virtual Event.  https://www.eatrightstore.org/product-type/online-learning/dietitians-take-the-lead-in-teaching-kitchens 

Culinary Nutrition for Diverse Patient Groups. Boston Alliance for Diversity in Dietetics (BADD) Annual Meeting Event. 2022.

Posters and Manuscripts 

Ciszak, L., Drexler, A., Kay, I., Jortberg, B., Vermeulen, M., Callen, E., ... & Carroll, J. (2022). Medically tailored meal kits as a means of decreasing healthcare utilization in primary care patients with heart failure.  https://www.annfammed.org/content/20/Supplement_1/2671.abstract 

Virtual teaching kitchen: A feasibility study of nutrition intervention for patients with food insecurity and metabolic disease (2021). Presenter at the AHA Scientific Sessions, Virtual Event https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/circ.144.suppl_1.14044

Shared Medical Appointments as a Modality for Weight Management Among Underserved Populations: a Feasibility Study. Insecurity, Neighborhood Food Environment, and Nutrition Health Disparities: State of the Science (2021) Poster presentation, Virtual Event https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/events/2021/food-insecurity-neighborhood-food-environment-and-nutrition-health-disparitie

Weinstein, O., Donovan, K., McCarthy, A., Hiralall, L., Allen, L., Aovian, C. (Accepted 2020) Nourishing Underserved Populations Despite Scarce Resources; Adaptors of an Urban Safety Net Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic. American Journal of Public Health.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33600252/ 

Active Research Projects 

"Food is Medicine Provider Survey" in partnership with the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative (IRB approved) 

"Teaching Kitchen Quality Improvement Survey" (IRB approved)  

“Food Explorers: Assessing the Feasibility of a Virtual Group Visit for Pediatric Patients with Barriers to Feeding” in partnership with the GROW clinic (IRB approved) 

“Virtual Group Fitness and Nutrition Intervention for Individuals with Psychosis” in partnership with WRAP clinic (IRB approved)  

“Mom and Baby Prenatal Cooking Class” in partnership with CENTERING (IRB approved) 

 “Eat to treat: Culinary Medicine in Medical School and for Practicing Clinicians” (IRB approved and data collection complete) 

 “Validating Teaching Kitchen assessment tool" in partnership with Harvard University” (IRB approved and data collection complete)

 "Evaluating the impact and diversity, equity, and inclusion of the BMC Teaching Kitchen" in partnership with Tufts University (IRB approved and data collection complete) 



The Teaching Kitchen partners with the following organizations:

Teaching Kitchen Collaborative

American College of Lifestyle Medicine

EMO Health

WellSense Health Plan

Lupus Foundation of America

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Boston Public Schools

All of Us

American Heart Association 

Massachusetts General Hospital

South End Community Health Center


ACLM        TKC.       WellSense