Healthy Living Kitchen
The Healthy Living Kitchen team provides cooking classes, grocery tours, and educational programs in a unique, fun learning environment. Classes are located on our hospital campus or may be requested at community or corporate locations.
Mediterranean Diet Cooking class
Wednesday, June 29, 2017 12:00 PM TO 1:00 PM
Learn the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean eating plan. The Healthy Living Kitchen team will demo simple, fresh recipes using the Mediterranean eating plan and teach you how to incorporate these diet principles into your own lifestyle.
Advance registration of $20 includes nutrition advice, meal and materials.
Heart-Healthy shopping GROCERY TOUR
Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:00 PM TO 3:00 PM
Join dietitian Janet Seiber, RD, LDN, CDE to learn how to shop with your heart health in mind.
This free class will teach you how to shop for foods to help control your cholesterol,
blood pressure, and reduce your risk for heart disease. Registration required.
Eat well for diabetes prevention and management
Aug 12, 2017 8 am - 1 pm
Join the Healthy Living Kitchen Team and special guests, Chef Walter Lambert, WVLT-TV, and Chef Larry Barbeau, Food City, to discover how to Eat, Shop and Dine...Smarter.
HEALTHY SHOPPING with diabetes GROCERY TOUR
aug 30, 2017 10:30 aM TO 11:30 aM
Join dietitian, Janet Seiber, RD, LDN, CDE for a tour around the grocery store to learn how to select diabetes-friendly food choices. Class is free, but registration is required.
Check the community calendar for more Healthy Living Kitchen events!
Meet the Kitchen Staff
The Healthy Living Kitchen staff includes
- Cardiac Nurse Specialist Jane Kelly, BSN, RN; and
- Dietitian Janet Seiber, RD.
Menu of Services
The Healthy Living Kitchen provides you with the knowledge and motivation needed to improve nutritional choices and live a healthier lifestyle. Check out the resources, services, and programs we offer to help you live healthier
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! 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.
Presentations available promoting healthy lifestyle habits. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Basic Nutrition - Dining out, making healthier choices, grocery shopping, mindful eating, weight management, using food labels
- Disease Specific - Dash diet, know your numbers, mediterranean diet, nutrition and diabetes, going gluten free, heart healthy eating
- Healthy Lifestyle - Healthy eating on a budget, workplace eating, recipe substitutions, healthy tailgating, super foods, eating farm to table, holiday eating tips, stress management
Our staff creates individualized educational displays for your health promotion events, which include interactive games, educational materials and healthy recipes.
Available for purchase in gift shop for $35.00
View our healthy and simple recipes.
Ways to Improve Your Cholesterol
A blood test is used to measure cholesterol levels. A person’s total cholesterol level is determined from calculations and measurements of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and triglycerides.
The Celiac Center
The Celiac Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, offers patients access to diagnosis, treatment and management of celiac disease.
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.
Do you read and compare food labels before purchasing an item?
For more information on food labeling, visit our Health Video Library.
- Never; I buy whatever looks good.92%
- With almost anything I buy I know the nutritional value.4%
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