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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.

Nutrition and Culinary Wellness

Join us for an empowering 6-week series focused on healthful culinary and nutrition practices to promote wellness and prevent chronic disease. We will address topics to help combat weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease. This dietitian led series will include three cooking classes and three nutritional education classes. We intend to help make healthy habits long-lasting!

Week 1 (April 13) 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 (April 20) 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 (April 27) Label Reading: Packages 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 (May 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: (May 11) 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: (May 18) 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.

Vegetarian & Lighter Holiday Options

Curious to learn healthy alternatives for heavier holiday dishes? Join us as we explore vegetarian and lighter options that are just as delicious! Registration is required.

Storing, Canning and Preserving Produce

It’s time to stop throwing out your fresh produce and save it for later! Learn simple and easy to follow storing and canning techniques to keep your produce from going bad. These tips will help save you money on your grocery budget and allow you to always have fresh produce on hand. Registration is required.

Storing and Canning Food Market Tour

It’s time to stop throwing out your extra fresh product and begin saving it for later! Learn simple and easy to follow storing and canning techniques to keep your produce from going bad. These easy tips will help save you money on your grocery budget and allow you to have always have fresh produce on hand.

Storing and Canning Food Market Tour

It’s time to stop throwing out your extra fresh product and begin saving it for later! Learn simple and easy to follow storing and canning techniques to keep your produce from going bad. These easy tips will help save you money on your grocery budget and allow you to have always have fresh produce on hand.

Hydration and Your Health Presentation

Staying hydrated is important to your health. Join a Metro Health Registered Dietician to learn which foods and fluids can help you feel your best! Registration is required.

Cooking Creatively Farm Market Tour

Ever get tired of the same old, same old when it comes to fruits and vegetables? When it comes to cooking, its easy to fall back on our standard choices. Join a Metro Health Registered Dietician as we journey through the farm market , talking about creative ways to include produce into our diets. Registration is required.

Nutrition

University of Michigan Health-West offers programs and support around food and nutrition. We have clinical dietitians that work in the hospital to care for our patients’ nutrition needs, and outpatient dietitians that help patients manage diseases through a tailored diet outside the hospital. Our dietitians also provide a multitude of community education workshops, including presentations Read More