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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

  • Thursday 6th, October 2022

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    20 Day Whole Food Challenge

    Virtual Event

    Reset your system with whole foods. Join us for a private small group program with 4 weeks of nutrition education and lifestyle support. This program will teach you how to gradually eat more whole foods while being at peace with your choices.

  • Friday 14th, October 2022

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Farm to Feed: All about Squash

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Ready to eat your homegrown squash? Come learn about all the varieties of squash and the secrets to growing them successfully at home. Join Kat for a short cooking demo and presentation on squash.

  • Tuesday 25th, October 2022

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Cooking with Kat: Chicken Dinners

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Chicken dishes can become boring and monotonous. Come join us to learn easy, weeknight chicken dinner recipes that will have you coming back for seconds!

  • Tuesday 4th, October 2022

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Cooking with Kat: How to Cook Eggs

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Poaching, frying and scrambling and more: During this class, Kat will demonstrate different techniques to make the perfect eggs.

  • Friday 7th, October 2022

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Nutrition in the Kitchen: Mindful Eating

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Mindlessly eating, eating at random times and roaming around in your kitchen for the next snack can lead to overeating and unhealthy habits. Mindful eating means being fully attentive to your food as you consume it. Join Kat for a short cooking demo and presentation on mindful eating.

  • Wednesday 19th, October 2022

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Cooking with Kat: Knife Skills

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    This class will teach you how to choose knives, take care of them and cut almost anything. These are skills that all home cooks should know!

  • Wednesday 12th, October 2022

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Cooking with Kat: How to Make Pie Crust

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Come learn how to make a delicious pie crust and blueberry pie! Roberto and Kat will teach you the fundamentals of a perfect pie crust.