Davis Street’s Nutritional Cooking Classes are making a difference!
Utilizing the Davis Street state of the art Demonstration Kitchen, a nutritionist teaches Davis Street patients how to prepare healthy, affordable and culturally relevant meals using donated bags of groceries received from the food pantry.
In addition to hands on training, the nutritionist educates clients on how to make healthy choices when shopping with limited resources and/or receiving services from food pantries and how to make healthier meals they prepare regularly.
All classes and recipes are culturally relevant and translation services are available for Spanish and Cantonese. We also provide printed material to educate our Davis Street clients about the risk of obesity and strategies to mitigate the risk in children and adults. These materials are also available in English, Spanish, and Cantonese.
Immediately following each hands- on training, patients receive support from a wellness coach. The wellness coach meets with each person one-on-one to help identify additional lifestyle changes that can be made to help improve overall health and reduce obesity.
Our nutritionist and wellness coach helps our patients develop healthier eating habits proven to be successful in reducing barriers that are commonly faced by low-income communities of color and newly migrated immigrants.
Participants are noticing an immediate impact – One attendee whose spouse has type 2 diabetes reported that changes made from the hands on training have helped him lose 10 lbs. over the last month and more importantly, his blood sugar levels reduced so drastically that he may no longer need to take medication to treat his diabetes.
Check our page periodically to see when our next classes will be offered or call 510-347-4620 for more information!
Click here to visit our Facebook page and view some of the healthy and nutritious recipes our clients learn in our cooking classes.
Click here to view our wonderful recipes made in the classes!
Below are some great photos from our most recent cooking classes. Funds were provided by Kaiser Permanente (Community Benefit Program) to support our cooking classes from January to September 2016.