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Cooking & Nutrition

Cooking for One

Join us as we discuss strategies when cooking for one person. We will review grocery store planning, cooking techniques and yummy recipes that may help maximize your grocery budget and yield smaller portions. We will serve a meal during the event. Registration is required.

UM Health-West Farm Market

Looking to support local farms and small businesses? Stop by and visit our farm market vendors for a wide variety of products including fresh and local produce, meat, dairy products, handmade crafts and artistry and more!

A Dialogue on Diet Trends

When it comes to making choices about the best diet to follow, it can be extremely confusing and frustrating. Check out our upcoming class where Registered Dieticians will be discussing the current diet trends, pros and cons and considerations to make prior to following any specific diet plan. Registration is required.

Nutrition and Culinary Wellness

Are you interested in changing your diet and lifestyle, but not sure where to start? Join us for an empowering 6-week series focused on healthful culinary and nutrition practices! In an effort to promote wellness and prevent chronic disease, this series will include 3 cooking classes and 3 nutrition education classes. We intend to make healthy habits long lasting!

Registration is required as space is limited. Registration fee includes:

  • Expert advice from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • An interactive learning experience within our teaching kitchen
  • Participant resource binder
  • Recipes and food samples
  • Group Support and weekly reinforcement.

Week 1 Food For Fuel: : Nutrition is essential to help maintain overall health and wellness. We will explore creative ways to fuel a healthy body with good nutrition. We will also discuss how to avoid unhealthy ingredients that can contribute to chronic illness.

Week 2 Build a Better Breakfast: Jump-start your morning and your metabolism with a healthy breakfast! We will also discuss how to avoid unhealthy breakfast choices. Samples and recipes provided!

Week 3 Label Reading: Packaged foods can be loaded with excessive amounts of salt, sugar and fat. We will explore how to become more informed grocery shoppers. We will also discuss meal planning and how to shop with intention.

Week 4 Salads & Dressings: Salads are a great way to increase vegetables and they don’t have to be boring or tasteless. Let’s get creative with salads and homemade dressings!

Week 5 Mindful Eating: Break your dieting cycle with mindful eating. Many factors beyond hunger can impact what we eat. By practicing mindful eating, you will learn how to become more in-tune with your body and its response to food.

Week 6 Dinner in a Snap: Time is something we wish we all had more of, especially when it comes to fixing dinner. Today, we will learn how to combine both fresh and convenience items to make a fast, healthy and affordable evening meal.

UM Health-West Farm Market

Looking to support local farms and small businesses? Stop by and visit our farm market vendors for a wide variety of products including fresh and local produce, meat, dairy products, handmade crafts and artistry and more!

UM Health-West Farm Market

Looking to support local farms and small businesses? Stop by and visit our farm market vendors for a wide variety of products including fresh and local produce, meat, dairy products, handmade crafts and artistry and more!

Healthy Eating for the Holidays

It is possible to eat healthy over the holidays… and without sacrificing taste? Absolutely, yes! We invite you to join us as we learn ways to incorporate healthy eating during our holiday season. Participants will receive a light lunch. Registration is required.