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Changing lives through food

Changing lives through food

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is a member of the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, an international network of innovative organizations that use teaching kitchens to advance personal health.

Our goal is to help you eat, cook, move and think more healthfully. Spartanburg Regional is here for you when you get sick. You can trust us to diagnose, treat and manage your illnesses.

Part of our mission is to help you prevent illness and enjoy better health before getting sick. We believe it’s more important than ever to center preventive health practices around nutritious foods and smart living. Join us in the Aycock Teaching Kitchen at Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute – Pelham or virtually from the comfort of your own home for a hands-on learning experience.

How can our teaching kitchens help you achieve better nutrition? 

It’s common to hear your medical provider say it’s important to eat healthy. This leaves many people asking themselves, “How?” In our teaching kitchen, cook alongside medical professionals as they support you through making nutritional and lifestyle changes. With accessible and affordable ingredients, you’re guaranteed to prepare nourishing yet flavorful meals. 

A teaching kitchen is entertaining, informative and fun. You’re shown how to prepare foods that: 

  • Increase your overall nutrition, energy and well-being  
  • Help you fight or control illnesses, such as heart and kidney disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer
Consider teaching kitchens a learning laboratory

Consider teaching kitchens a learning laboratory

In the future, the teaching kitchens will offer instruction in:  

  • Nutrition education – what to eat more or less of and why 
  • Hands-on culinary instruction – basic cooking skills for the home cook  
  • Information about physical activity as a key to optimal good health 
  • Mindfulness and its relationship to diet, portion control, satiety (feeling full and satisfied) and resilience 
  • The careful use of web-based resources and technologies
Who teaches in the kitchens?

Who teaches in the kitchens?

You may see registered dietitians, nurses, certified diabetes education specialists, public health professionals, exercise specialists, or other healthcare professionals, as well as chefs, leading cooking classes. You don’t have to be a trained chef to make delicious meals! Your own doctor or nurse practitioner may even make a guest appearance to support you on your journey toward better health.

Join us to change your life through food and together we can eat, cook, move and think more healthfully.

To take a class or learn about opportunities related to cooking and nutrition, check out our Events page.

Learn more about the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative movement and the growing network of innovators who are changing lives through food.