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Educational Seminars

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.

Stop the Bleed Training Class

Stop the Bleed is a national initiative sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and has the goal of training millions of civilians to identify and stop life-threatening bleeding in the crucial minutes after an injury. University of Michigan Health-West is dedicated to the communities we serve. That is why we invite you to attend a free one-hour training session. Registration is required. All who attend will be given a free Stop the Bleed T-Shirt.