Cook Well. Eat Well. Live Well.

The Samford Wellness Kitchen offers classes to the Birmingham community. Run by Samford’s Department of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Public Health, participants will learn from registered dietitians and chefs, garnering skills and knowledge that will help them prepare healthy and delicious meals.

All classes take place in the College of Health Science’s Food Production Labs, which were formerly the Southern Living Test Kitchens. A participant notebook with all recipes and nutrition information is provided for reference.

If you do not see a class that you were expecting to be available check back soon as classes are added as they become available. You can also reach us by email.

Class: Food for Thought, Healthy Eating, Healthy Mind
Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m., Feb. 6-27
Cost: $275
This four-week class, taught by registered dietitians, will include an exploration of how nutrition impacts brain health. Research shows that our food choices and eating patterns can affect our mental health and risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Participants will learn how to apply the latest scientific evidence through meals that nourish the brain and promote optimal cognitive function throughout the lifespan. At the end of each session, participants will enjoy sharing the prepared meal together. Space is available for 16 participants.
Instructor: Jessica Ivey and Katie Ghossein

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Sonthe Burge
Part-time Instructor
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Katie Ghossein
Samford Wellness Kitchen
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Jessica Ivey
Samford Wellness Kitchen
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Andrea Kirkland
Samford Wellness Kitchen
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Patricia H. Terry, Ph.D., RD, LD, FAND
Professor and Food Labs Director
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Office: 1607 CHS Building 1
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Laura Zapalowski
Samford Wellness Kitchen