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Vandy's Healthy Teaching Kitchen

Vandy’s Healthy Teaching Kitchen is a program designed to invest in the next generation of leaders by equipping them with foundational culinary skills and evidence-based nutrition information to live healthy, balanced lives. The American culture, as a whole, has lost interest in cooking at home. Whether due to lack of time, skills, confidence, or a combination of all three, the consequences remain the same. Research has clearly linked increased frequency of cooking at home to improved diet quality. The teaching kitchen movement seeks to unite experts in the food and medical fields to bring a more holistic and practical approach toward our nation’s declining health.

Program Objectives:

  1. Equip participants with fundamental life skills in the kitchen
  2. Apply evidence-based nutrition information to real life in the kitchen
  3. Create a positive atmosphere in which cooking can be enjoyed as an opportunity rather than an obligation

Program Details:

  • Series of six cooking courses
  • Cost: $60
  • Meets weekly on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Beginning Fall 2017 for nursing and medical school students; open to all students, faculty, and staff Spring 2018
  • 14 participants per class, minimum of 8
  • Classes are designed to facilitate a relaxed environment where students feel free to make mistakes and try new things

Taught by:

  • Marilyn Holmes, MS, RDN, LDN
  • Stacey Kendrick, MS
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dietetic Interns

Contact Marilyn Holmes to notify of any food allergies, dietary preferences, or religious restrictions that require accommodations.

Registered 2017 Fall Class Participants Pay for Class Here: