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Vandy Cooks!


Join Vanderbilt’s celebrated chefs, registered dietitians, and expert guests for healthy cooking demonstrations along with tasty samples and recipes.

Presented by the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus

November 18th, Noon-1pm Simple and Healthy Meals in a Snap

Busy schedule?  Feel like you don’t have time to make healthy meals?  Join Jessica Bennett, registered dietitian, as she presents ideas on how to make delicious and healthy meals in a snap!

“Simple and Healthy Meals in a Snap” will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Friday November 18, at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. This special event is a collaboration between the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus.

Ms. Bennett is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and works in a variety of nutrition areas including Vanderbilt Nutrition Clinic, Vanderbilt Athletics, Vanderbilt Student Health, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in the pediatric weight management clinic and Osteogenesis Imperfecta clinics and focuses on the areas of sports, vegetarian/vegan nutrition, pediatric picky eating, weight management and general wellness. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition through Rutgers University.  Jessica enjoys presenting and providing nutrition information in a variety of media outlets including, ESPN, ABC, and local news. She enjoys presenting nutrition information in a creative way and feels small changes creates big results.



The Vandy Cooks demonstrations are offered monthly in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center’s Demonstration Kitchen to celebrate healthy eating at Vanderbilt.

Upcoming Vandy Cooks

Friday, December 9, 12—1PM Three registered dietitians in the holiday spirit (Marissa Wertheimer, Melinda Mahoney, and Marilyn Holmes) will team up to create holiday breads….the audience will have opportunity to help make the breads and leave with a loaf for an upcoming holiday gathering. (Reservations required for this Vandy Cooks.)

Contact Marilyn Holmes by email or call 343-2638 for questions or other information about this program.

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Unable to attend Vandy Cooks? Check out these videos to help you in your healthy eating journey here.