Want to set up a class for you and your friends?
Wondering how to make healthy versions of your favorite dishes?
The following FAQs will give you a good place to start.
Description of a typical class:
Students check in at the UHC registration desk and wait for the instructor to take them back to the Nutrition Kitchen. Students are encouraged to ask questions at any point in the program about the recipes or any topic relating to food and nutrition.
During the food preparation portion, students take turns completing recipe steps one by one. Nutrition tips and messages are interwoven throughout this portion of the class. Students serve themselves and enjoy a delicious meal when the recipes are completed. Each class takes around 90 minutes.
How do I get started scheduling a class in the Nutrition Kitchen?
The first step is setting a date and time with the Nutrition Education Coordinator. Most classes start at 4:30pm, but classes may be requested Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 4:30pm. Requests will be granted based on instructor availability.
*Please allow 48 hours to respond to your request.
Additionally you’ll need to ask participants if they have any food allergies, intolerances, or special food preferences (such as vegetarian) before choosing the menu.
What information do we need to provide?
After a class date and time is set the names and of all participants should be emailed to the Nutrition Education Coordinator. You will also need to specify whether you will be paying as a group or if students are to be charged individually to their student account. A tentative class roster with menu request, dietary needs (including allergies, intolerances, or preferences) must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the class. Please alert the instructor of any accessibility accommodations at this time. Any changes to the class list must be submitted at least 48 hours prior to the class. This is to ensure menus are appropriate for participants in terms of food preferences, allergies, or intolerances and to shop for ingredients.
Is there a minimum or maximum amount of people that can participate?
Minimum number of participants is 6 and maximum is 12. Any attendees should be included in the roster and counted towards the total number of participants, as our kitchen accommodates a maximum of 12 attendees. Classes with less than 6 participants may be cancelled, or combined with other groups when possible.
Who can participate?
The Nutrition Kitchen is meant to support the students of the University of Georgia. Spouses/partners of students may attend classes only if the student is present. Faculty and staff may participate during designated classes which are advertised through the UGA Training and Development website and take place during the winter or summer breaks.
How long do the sessions usually last?
Classes are usually a bit under 90 minutes including time to enjoy the food.
Who chooses the food?
Nutrition Kitchen menu offerings change each semester; the current menu options will be provided by the instructor upon your request being received. Groups can choose from the menus offered by the instructor, or leave it up to the instructor to choose the menu best suited to their group needs. Usually a class consists of one main recipe with 1-2 side items, depending on the time requirements of each recipe.
How much does it cost?
Cost is $5 per student if their health fee has been paid and $10 per student if their health fee has not been paid. This cost will be charged to their health center student account if the group opts for students to pay individually. Groups such as residence halls or student organizations can pay for their group using university accounts by entering this information on the form provided. For other methods of group payment (cash or credit card), please arrange with the instructor in advance.
What’s the billing procedure?
Individuals paying for themselves will be charged next day. Group classes must be invoiced and are billed through the University Health Center Business office. For efficiency, group payment information is sent to the business office in batches. Additionally, the business office does not always act on invoices on the same day they are received for processing. As a result, group class invoices can be expected within 2 weeks of the class date.
Will we need to bring anything?
No need to bring anything but yourselves. In the interest of a safe classroom environment, please refrain from attending a cooking class if you have had recent nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or jaundice and seek medical attention where appropriate.
Where is the Nutrition Kitchen?
The Nutrition Kitchen is in the Health Promotion Department of the University Health Center, across from the Vision Clinic.
I’m an RA and want to pay for my students with residence hall funds. Is this possible?
Yes! In addition to the information about each participant, you will also need to submit an account number for the Health Center to charge.