A day of original research and innovative

strategies involving teaching kitchens and

their potential to positively impact behaviors,

improve health outcomes, and reduce costs

Why Teaching Kitchens?

In light of dramatic increases in obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle-related chronic conditions, innovative strategies are needed to help individuals improve the way they eat, move, and think. Learn more

Translational Thinking

Teaching kitchens incorporate:

  • Nutritional education
  • Hands-on cooking instruction
  • Encouragement about movement and excercise
  • Training in mindfulness 
  • Best use of web-based devices and technologies
  • Strategies to improve behaviors, including health coaching 

An Emerging Model

Teaching kitchens have recently been built across dozens of universities, colleges, corporations, hospitals, and community sites.