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.

Upcoming Events

holiday cooking class

Nov. 30, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Healthy Living Kitchen will show you how to avoid holiday weight gain with healthy recipes and lifestyle tips. Discover new recipes using seasonal spices for a flavorful and healthy holiday meal. Learn mindful eating methods for a guilt-free holiday season.

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Diabetes Grocery Tour

Sep 8, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Join dietitian, Janet Seiber, RD, LDN, CDE for a tour around the grocery store to learn how to choose diabetes-friendly food choices. Classes are free but registration is required.


Gluten-Free Cooking Class

Sep 28, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join the Healthy Living Kitchen team with special guest, Janet McKenzie Prince to learn fact from fiction about following a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free recipe demonstrations and cooking tips will be provided.


Gluten-Free Grocery Tour

Oct 26, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Join dietitian, Janet Seiber, RD, CDE for a tour around the grocery store to learn about healthy, gluten-free food choices.

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

Cooking Classes

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.

Grocery Tours

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.


Educational Programs

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.

Our Cookbook

Available for purchase in gift shop for $35.00

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Our Recipes

 View our healthy and simple recipes.

Health Education

Healthy Tip of the Week

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.


Connect with Us 

Contact HLK or call 865-305-5969.

Consumer Poll

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.
  • 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