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.
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 are a hour long class that dives into nutrition and culinary techniques. Learn and observe new recipes and taste the end results!
- 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
Teaching Kitchen - Coconut Point
23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928
Teaching Kitchen - Fort Myers
2727 Winkler Ave Fort Myers, FL 33901
Thursday 8th, June 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Summer Party Foods
Babcock Ranch - Lake Timber Lodge
42147 Lake Timber Dr Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Summer fun, summer sun! Looking for some new party food recipes? Join Kat to learn how to make appetizers, side dishes, desserts and more!
Tuesday 6th, June 2023
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Culinary Workshop: Plant-Based Recipes
Join us in the kitchen for this hands-on plant based culinary experience. You will be prepping, cooking and tasting the dishes while learning all about the plant lifestyle.
Tuesday 13th, June 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cooking Demo: Summer Pasta Dishes
Join us in the kitchen for some quick and easy pasta dishes that are perfect for the summer!
Friday 16th, June 2023
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Farm to Feed: Summer Vegetables
Come learn with the FGCU food forest team. This month we will be covering summer vegetables in Southwest Florida. Lecture will be followed by a cooking demo and tasting.
Friday 23rd, June 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Coking Demo: Cooking for Two
Cooking for one or two can be fun! Let's get rid of the "Why Bother?" syndrome and learn how to optimize meal planning for one or two.
Tuesday 20th, June 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nutrition in the Kitchen: Summer Hydration
Learn about hydration, including the effects and dangers of dehydration. Questions include: How much fluid do we need? What about sports drinks and other beverages? Should I be concerned with drinking too much water? Learn about the signs of heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion. Lecture will be followed by some healthy mocktails!