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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 26th, May 2022

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Nutrition in the Kitchen: Strategies for Longevity

    Virtual Event

    Environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors determine our lifespan. From these three factors, nutrition is the key component affecting our health and quality of life. This class will review nutrition and lifestyle strategies for longevity.

  • Friday 3rd, June 2022

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Building a Better Breakfast

    Cypress Cove - Welcome Center

    16250 Summerlin Road, Suite 102, Fort Myers, FL 33908

    Join Kat to learn the foundational components to build a healthy and nutritious breakfast.

  • Wednesday 15th, June 2022

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Nutrition & Oral Health

    Virtual Event

    Oral health, diet and nutrition have a bidirectional relationship. Join us to learn all about oral health hygiene, nutrition and chronic disease.

  • Wednesday 8th, June 2022

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Nutrition in the Kitchen: High Blood Pressure

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Join us for demonstrations and a lecture on how to cut the salt and keep the flavor.

  • Friday 10th, June 2022

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Farm to Feed: All About Basil

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    This class will review the different kinds of basil to grow here in SWFL. We will make several different types of pesto to taste.

  • Tuesday 14th, June 2022

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Nutrition in the Kitchen: Prioritizing Protein

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Protein needs change as we age and those needs are also dependent on our lifestyle. Maintaining muscle mass and getting enough protein is crucial to aging gracefully. Come learn all about protein and why it is so important throughout our lives.

  • Friday 17th, June 2022

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Healthy Happy Hour: Boba Tea Party

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Join us for a fun and bubbly beverage. Enjoy this unique bubble tea over some light-hearted and joyful conversation.

  • Wednesday 22nd, June 2022

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Cooking with Kat: Supermarket Smarts & Label Reading

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Reading the nutrition label can be tricky and manufacturers can be misleading. This class will teach you all about understanding and using the nutrition facts label.

  • Friday 24th, June 2022

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Cooking with Kat: Veggie Burgers

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    Join Kat in the kitchen for some exciting veggie burger recipes. Kat will make three varieties of her favorite plant-based burgers.

  • Wednesday 29th, June 2022

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Cooking with Kat: Bread Making From Scratch

    Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point

    23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928

    The bread we often buy from the grocery store is loaded with additives and preservatives. Join Kat in the kitchen to learn the art of bread making from scratch with just a few simple ingredients.