380. Generation Z to Baby Boomer: Customizing Cooking Demonstrations for Age Groups

Tuesday, October 29
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 201-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149640

Culinary demonstrations enable RDNs to communicate nutrition information to consumers, entertain audiences, teach basic or advanced cooking skills, and showcase healthy recipes that are affordable, easy to prepare at home, and flavorful. Being able to hone in on the specific audience demographic is critical to ensure you speak directly to them in relation to their interests, preferred method of communication, and learning styles. During this session, three culinary RDNs will teach attendees how to create and carry out a dynamic cooking demonstration for four different age demographics: kids (Generation Z), Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the steps required to plan, prepare, and adapt a cooking demonstration for various age demographics.
  • Define target audience and key strategies for effective communications.
  • Develop and demonstrate two nutrient-rich recipes for the four different age demographics.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 8060 Culinary skills and techniques
  • 3020 Assessment of target groups, populations
  • 4120 Life Cycle

Performance Indicator:

  • 12.2.1 Identifies determinants of health and their influence on population health status.
  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
  • 8.4.3 Uses a variety of cooking techniques, food preparation and production and delivery systems.


  • Abbie Gellman, MS, RDN, CDN

    Owner/Culinary Nutritionist

    Culinary Nutrition Cuisine

  • Speaker(s)

  • Abbie Gellman, MS, RDN, CDN

    Owner/Culinary Nutritionist

    Culinary Nutrition Cuisine

  • Julie Harrington, RDN, Chef

    owner/culinary nutrition consultant

    Julie Harrington Consulting LLC

  • Breana Killeen, M.P.H., R.D.

    Test Kitchen Manager

    EatingWell Magazine