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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.


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


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


Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday 6th, December 2023

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Plant Based Cooking Series

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    This is a three-week plant-based cooking series in small groups for hands-on interaction. No animal products are used in this class. Kat will start off the class with a short nutrition lecture. You will then learn how to make plant-based meals from scratch. Together, you will be cooking a full meal plus a dessert, which all participants enjoy together at the end. Dates are noon - 2 p.m. December 6, and 10 a.m. - noon on December 13 and 20.

  • Thursday 30th, November 2023

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Cooking Demo: Creating a Nutrient Dense Smoothie

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Join us in the kitchen to learn the different components to making a nutrient-rich smoothie. We will be making and tasting three different smoothies.

  • Friday 8th, December 2023

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Schedule Your Day The "Ayurvedic Way"

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Learn how to plan your day in the most efficient way. Discover nature's circadian clock medicine, lifestyle habits, and recipes for improved energy, productivity, digestion, and sleep. Ayurvedic home remedies in cooking demo included.

  • Friday 22nd, December 2023

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Cooking Demo: Root Vegetables for The Holidays

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Root vegetables are the starchy tubers and roots of plants. Join Kat in the kitchen where she will show you several different dishes made from all different root vegetables.

  • Thursday 28th, December 2023

    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Culinary Workshop: Greek Cuisine

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Join Kat and guest in the kitchen to learn some simple, delicious and healthy Greek dishes.