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Lee Health Teaching Kitchens

Lee Health Teaching Kitchens

Learn how to cook healthy meals for you and your family and how to make nutritious foods taste great.

Better nutrition goes hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle, but many people interested in eating right don’t always know where to start. What foods should they cook? And how should they prepare them?

Lee Health has two teaching kitchens that provides the community an opportunity to learn more about nutrition, meal preparation, and how to take control of their diet.

Cooking classes are taught by a registered dietitian, provide education and take-home recipes that are easy to implement into everyday life.

Demos showcase how to prepare healthier meals for your entire family.

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Cooking classes

The FARMacy RX Cooking Series is a small group, hands-on five-week series that teach you how to prepare delicious, nutritious food.

The FARMacy RX Cooking Series features several objectives:

  • Safely demonstrate and practice a variety of basic knife skills
  • Understand basic cooking techniques such as sautéing, roasting, steaming, and simmering
  • Identify and shop for nutrient-dense, unprocessed whole foods
  • How to utilize herbs, spices, and blends for flavor instead of salt
  • Plan diets with proteins coming from animal and vegetable sources
  • Choosing healthy carbohydrates for good fiber sources
  • Types of fats and benefits of healthy fats

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Cooking demos

Cooking Demos are a hour long class that dives into nutrition and culinary techniques. Learn and observe new recipes and taste the end results!

Examples include:

  • International Cooking Series – introduces flavors around the world
  • Plant Based Recipes – increase vegetable intake through
  • Quick & Easy Meal Prep
  • Cooking for Two

Call 239-468-0050 for info and to register for upcoming classes and demos.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9AM - 5PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Locations

Upcoming Events

  • Friday 17th, February 2023

    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Cooking Demo: Heart Healthy

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Feeding your heart well reduces your risk for heart and vascular disease. Join Kat in the kitchen to learn about keeping your kitchen heart healthy and delicious.

  • Friday 17th, February 2023

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Lunch & Learn: Women and Heart Disease

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Join Dr. Joann Journigan, cardiologist, as we discuss risk factors that women face for heart disease, different types of intervention and their gender risks, and what women can do to protect themselves.

  • Friday 10th, February 2023

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Farm to Feed: Food Forest Visit and Flower Arrangement

    FGCU Food Forest

    9920 FGCU South Court, Fort Myers, FL 33965

    Visit the FGCU Food Forest botanical gardens and create a beautiful flower bouquet just in time for Valentine's Day! This beautiful space highlights tropical and subtropical species that grow in south Florida. Location: FGCU Food Forest, 9920 FGCU South Court

  • Friday 3rd, February 2023

    Multi-Day Event

    2/3/2023 - 2/22/2023

    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Lifestyle & Nutrition Program Kickoff (4 week program)

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Join our team for a private, small group program with 4 weeks of lifestyle support and nutrition education. This program will teach you how to gradually learn to eat more whole foods while being at peace with your choices. We will guide you through becoming more mindful and intentional in your health choices.

  • Wednesday 8th, February 2023

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Cooking Demo: Classic Breakfast Favorites

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Join Kat and guest in the kitchen to learn some classic breakfast dishes. Tasting will be included.