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New Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital Community Kitchen Offers Nutrition and Cooking Classes

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital May 31, 2018

Hungry for health? Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is excited to announce the opening of the new Delnor Community Kitchen, a place for people of all ages to learn about nutrition in a fun and engaging environment. The new kitchen, located near the main entrance of Delnor Hospital, offers complimentary classes and cooking demonstrations.

“We are thrilled to provide the community a new resource for learning how to eat healthy,” said Karin Podolski, director of Community Health Services, Northwestern Medicine. “Our goal is to encourage community members to eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthy fats and protein by showing adults and kids how easy it can be to prepare healthy meals.”

The Delnor Community Kitchen is a place for people of all ages to learn about nutrition.The new kitchen features a main island with appliances and a food prep area, seating around the main island for viewing, two additional workstations with appliances, and audio/visual capability to broadcast demonstrations to nearby conference rooms. It will be used for community wellness programs, as well as patient education sessions coordinated by the new Northwestern Medicine Metabolic Health and Surgical Weight Loss Center.

Search for classes online or download a complete listing of classes.  To register for sessions, call 630.933.4234. TTY for the hearing impaired 639.933.4833.

Upcoming Adult Classes:

Exciting Grains and Trendy Meals for Diabetes
Explore ways to add "new" grains into your meals for diabetes care.
Friday, June 8, 10:30-11:30 am

Make-Ahead Breakfasts
Learn to make healthy breakfast foods for your busiest mornings.
Thursday, June 14, 6:30-7:30 pm

Dinners in Dash
Enjoy healthy "under 20-minute" dinner ideas such as pasta with sauce and veggies, pan-seared chicken or lentil tacos.
Friday, June 15, 10-11 am

Heart-Healthy Cooking
Learn how to prepare meals following the DASH diet, emphasizing plant-based ingredients for the prevention and treatment of heart disease.
Monday, June 18, 1-2 pm

Child Friendly Classes

Breakfast Anytime
Antioxidant-rich blueberries and a secret protein ingredient make our recipe for pancakes absolutely irresistible and nutritious. For all ages.
Wednesday, June 13, 6-7 pm

Young Top Chefs: Healthy Brain Breakfasts
Does your breakfast have enough protein to help your brain function at school? Learn simple tips for healthy breakfasts, including on-the-go options. For children ages 6 to 11 with parent.
Wednesday, June 20, 4:30-5:30 pm

Simple Quick Snacks
Prepare a quick, healthy snack in less than 5 minutes, including healthy popcorn with homemade seasoning, homemade yogurt dips with veggies and energy balls. For child(ren) with parent.
Tuesday, July 10, 10-11 am


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Kim Waterman
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