Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness 

100

People served since 2021

A Leader in Innovative Development, Evaluation, and Implementation of Teaching Kitchens

 

The Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative (EHKC) is a multidisciplinary lifestyle wellness program developed and delivered by Emory faculty and staff.  It serves as a worksite wellness program and includes nutrition, culinary skills, physical activity, yoga, stress resilience, mindful eating, ethnobotany, sleep, and organic farming. The aim is to enable a broad and diverse population of individuals to build skills they can adapt to their background to support positive lifestyle changes, weight management, and overall wellness.

The group has completed a teaching kitchen pilot clinical trial and wishes to collaborate on research metrics for evaluating feasibility and outcomes of teaching kitchens. They look forward to scaling the program to academic, community, and corporate partners to promote living healthy, joyful lives.

Snapshot

Key Demographics

  • Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative has previously only served Emory employees, including a cohort of 38 participants in the first in-person program, and 32 participants who graduated from the second program delivered virtually. 
  • We plan to expand the program next into Emory patient population. 
Quick Facts

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1 physician program director, 1 physician lifestyle medicine consultant, 3 health services researchers (1 PhD and 2 MPH), 1 nutrition scientist (PhD candidate), 1 program coordinator (MPH), 1 chef, 1 registered dietitian, 1 fitness instructor, 1 health coach, 9 faculty instructors

Built-in kitchen in a university setting

IMPACT

Since joining Healthy Emory Kitchen I am down 16 pounds and feeling great. I am very thankful to have been chosen to participate. I have learn so much and is making better food choice also living a healthier life style.

Inez Efejuku

This program was life-changing. It has really shifted the way I approach food, eating, and activity. I hope to see great results in time.

Ann Malkoc

This program was well thought out and planned. This was a great experience and I have recommended to others. The information shared by the subject matter experts was phenomenal, especially as it wasn't just book learning, but experiential as well.

Carline Henry

I had a blast learning with everyone and learned so much about ways I can improve my life through simple, daily actions and choosing to prioritize my health. It's going to be difficult, but this program has made me confident that I can and will succeed.

Elizabeth Miller

Publications

Bharati R, Kovach KA, Bonnet JP, Sayess, P, Polk, E, Harvey, K, Vorbeck, L. Incorporating Lifestyle Medicine Into Primary Care Practice: Perceptions and Practices of Family Physicians. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. March 2022. doi:10.1177/15598276211072506

Bergquist SH, Rastorguieva K, Bonnet J, Mascaro JS, Lobelo F, Craighead LW, Haack CI, Quave CL, Bilko J, Collins CJ, & Moore MA. Rationale and Design of the Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative: A 12-month Culinary-Based Lifestyle Program. International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, 4(1). 2022. https://doi.org/10.22230/ijdrp.2022v4n1a279

Munroe D, Moore MA, Bonnet J, Rastorguieva K, Mascaro J, Craighead L, Haack C, Quave C, Bergquist S. Development of culinary and self-care programs in diverse settings: Theoretical considerations and available evidence. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. August 2021. doi:10.1177/15598276211031493  

Bonnet J, Rastorguieva K, Moore MA, Munroe D, Bergquist SH. Cost Analysis of Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Multi-Disciplinary Teaching Kitchen. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, accepted November 2021. 

Bergquist SH, Rastorguieva K, Bonnet J, Mascaro JS, Lobelo F, Craighead L, Haack C, Quave C, Bilko J, Moore MA. Rationale and design of the Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative. IJDRP. Submitted May 2021, accepted for publication. 

Awards

Top scoring non-trainee abstract for Bergquist SH,* Bonnet J, Rastorguieva K, Moore M. Evaluation of the Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative’s Multidisciplinary teaching kitchen self-care curriculum. Teaching Kitchen Research Conference. Virtual, November 2020 (oral presentation) 

Excellent research poster for Rastorguieva K*, Bonnet JP, Moore MA, Wang D, Gandrakota N, Bergquist SH. Dietary, Cooking, and Eating Pattern Outcomes from the Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative. American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Virtual. November, 2021 (poster presentation). 

Presentations 

Bergquist SH*, Mascaro J, Bonnet J, Haack C, Craighead L, Lobelo F, Bilko J, Rastorguieva K, Quave C, Moore M. Rationale, Design, and Outcomes of the Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative. American College of Lifestyle Medicine 2020. Carlsbad, CA, April 22-23, 2020 (oral presentation) [*canceled due to COVID-19] 

Bergquist SH*, Moore M, Rastorguieva K, Bonnet J. Design, feasibility, and acceptability of the Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative – A multidisciplinary worksite wellness program. Teaching Kitchen Research Conference. Virtual, November, 2020 (poster presentation) [COVID-19 delayed from in-person April 22-23, 2020] 

Bergquist SH*, Bonnet J, Rastorguieva K, Moore M. Evaluation of the Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative’s Multidisciplinary teaching kitchen self-care curriculum. Teaching Kitchen Research Conference. Virtual, November 2020 (oral presentation) [COVID-19 delayed from in-person April 22-23, 2020] 

Rastorguieva K*, Bonnet JP, Moore MA, Wang D, Gandrakota N, Bergquist SH. Dietary, Cooking, and Eating Pattern Outcomes from the Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative. American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Virtual. November, 2021 (poster presentation).

Press

ACLM LinkedIn Article, “Emory Healthcare emerges as a leader in promotion of lifestyle medicine,” November 2021

Emory News Center, “Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative recognized at Teaching Kitchen Research Conference,” December 2020

Emory News Center, “From hospital menu to holiday cookbook,” November 2020

Ardmore Institute of Health, “Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative Thrives in New Virtual Delivery,” 2020

Emory News Center, “Emory Healthy Kitchen participants end a course, begin a journey,” October 2019

Emory News Center, “Emory Healthy Kitchen Collaborative launches with 40 Emory employee participants,” August 2019