Healthy Living Kitchen


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The Heart Lung Vascular Institute offers its Healthy Living Kitchen, healthy cooking classes dedicated to teaching individuals how to cook heart healthy and learn new techniques to enhance the flavor of food.

The Healthy Living Kitchen holds regular healthy cooking classes that deal with timely cooking topics such as grilling in the summer, holiday entertaining, and healthy chocolate choices, so you can return as often as you wish to learn even more!

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Attendees of the healthy cooking classes will enjoy cooking demonstrations, a meal, food safety and preparation, cooking tips and additional education such as how to lower your cholesterol.

In addition to our cooking classes, we offer grocery shopping tours. With this free program, registered dietitians from UT Medical Center will guide you through the aisles of a local Food City store to help you make the right choices for a healthy lifestyle.

The Healthy Living Kitchen was made possible by the generous donation from the University of Tennessee Medical Center Auxiliary. The $1,500 donation was used to purchase items to up fit the kitchen with cooking essentials and dishware to enable the medical center to provide cooking classes to the community.

The Healthy Living Kitchen staff includes Executive Chef Mark McKinney; Cardiac Nurse Specialist Jane Kelly, BSN, RN; and Dietitian Janet Seiber, RD.

Check the community calendar for Healthy Living Kitchen events! 

Consumer Poll

Do you read and compare food labels before purchasing an item?

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  • Never; I buy whatever looks good.
  • Sometimes
  • With almost anything I buy I know the nutritional value.


The Healthy Living Kitchen is located at the Heart Lung Vascular Institute, Healthy Living Kitchen, Suite E-170 at UT Medical Center.

You may call 865.305.6877 for more information

Questions about the Healthy Living Kitchen