The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

I don’t appear to fall into any of the tuition categories, how much should I pay?

If your profession is not listed clearly in one of the tuition categories on the registration page, you should register using the second category for Health Care Professionals.

I am a part-time/long-distance student – can I get the student rate?
The student rate is solely for full-time students. Those who register as students are required to fax a copy of their student ID to 202-966-2589 within one week of registering. Failure to do so will result in being charged the non-student rate.
Can I attend half / part of the program?
We encourage participants to attend the course in its entirety. Food As Medicine is not a conference, but a carefully planned training program. If you miss one lecture, you miss a large part of the key message. The tuition is for the whole training program, and we do not charge a per day rate.

What does my tuition cover? Does the tuition include accommodations? How can I reduce my travel costs?
Tuition covers all lectures and four gourmet lunches. The tuition does not include accommodations. Visit our Hotel & Travel page for information on our discounted room rate (book early to assure availability!) and to access our room and ride sharing site to help reduce costs.
I need a paper registration to give my employer for approval- what do I do?
Please register online with a minimum $100 deposit. After completing registration you can print an invoice and have your institution send a check. Please make the check payable to: The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and send to: The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, 5225 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 414, Washington, DC 20015. We must receive your check prior to the deadline indicated on our Tuition page to avoid your card being charged the remaining balance. Contact if there is a delay in obtaining a check.
Can I register over the phone/fax?
We encourage all attendees to register online in our online registration system (it only takes 5-10 minutes and is secure). If you would like to register by phone, please contact us at (202) 966-7338 x219.
Can I reserve a spot and register later? Will I be able to cancel if I register now?
We do not have a tentative registration process. You must register and pay a minimum of $100 by credit card to reserve a spot. Please check the Tuition page for our current cancellation policy and related deadlines.
Do I have to be health professional to take the program?
The course is designed for healthcare professionals and requires a basic level of comfort with biochemistry. That said, our faculty do a great job at explaining concepts and answering follow-up questions. Students in medical and nutrition fields are encouraged to attend! Others are welcome to attend with the awareness that there may be concepts they may not grasp, and that there is no special pricing available for non-health professionals and no refunds will be issued because of this issue.
Can I opt out of the meal plan?
The meals are the experiential part of the course, bringing the teachings from the lecture hall onto your plate, and you cannot opt out. Ample vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available. Please note any (other) severe dietary restrictions during online registration. You will be in for a treat with lunches and demos created by our Food As Medicine Executive Chef and faculty member, Rebecca Katz! To learn more, click here. It has been said more than once that the food alone is worth the price of admission.
I need a visa invitation. How should I proceed?
Upon registration and payment in full, please email to obtain your invitation letter.
We are interested in exhibiting. Whom should we contact?
For more information on exhibiting at Food As Medicine, please email
Can I purchase conference recordings since I can’t attend?
Currently, program materials are only available for sale to attendees, but we are reviewing future opportunities. Sign up for the Center’s e-newsletters here to hear about our future program offerings!
I teach yoga or qigong and would like to teach at Food As Medicine. Whom do I contact?
Please email with your name, a description of your practice, and your CV. You will be contacted if we are in need of an additional teacher.
How is your program different than other nutrition conferences?
While there are many respected nutrition conferences available today, Food As Medicine stands out among the ranks due to its offering of an entire semester’s worth of nutrition curriculum in four days. It is a fully-integrated, introductory training program in medical nutrition therapy, not a conference where individual speakers present their material. We fully embrace a whole-foods based approach to nutrition, and we commit ourselves to “walk the talk” throughout the program as well as in our daily lives.

Many participants’ lives are forever changed after attending our program and learning about our comprehensive science-based approach to medical nutrition. To view testimonials from participants, click here.

I have taken the training before: Will this program be different?
Each Food As Medicine is similar to the previous course, but offers new lectures, a variety of new speakers and includes updated information in the medical nutrition field. Many alumni attend our trainings multiple times, and some have likened it to reading a great book a second, or even third, time. Depending on the participants’ current knowledge and perspective, there is always valuable information to gain and new questions that will arise.

How can I apply this information to my practice?
Food As Medicine is the nation’s leading nutrition training program for healthcare professionals that offers comprehensive curriculum and clinical practice pearls taught by an outstanding faculty. The program provides the latest in science-based nutrition education and is designed to give graduates the knowledge, confidence, compassion and skills required to integrate food as medicine into their clinical practice. To view more information and topics covered during this course, please click here.
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