Nutrition Kitchen FAQs

Take a Class with Friends & Learn to Cook a Healthy, Delicious Meal


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 instructor . Most classes start at 5:15 pm but classes can begin anytime from 9am-5:15pm Monday through Thursday (only classes starting earlier than 3pm on Fridays).

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 instructor at wmcconnell@uhs.uga.edu. This information must be submitted at least three business days before the class. Any changes to the class list must be submitted along with food preferences, allergies, or intolerances at least two days before a class. This is to ensure menus are appropriate for participants in terms of food preferences, allergies, or intolerances.
*Please allow 48 hours for a response to your request.


Is there a minimum or maximum amount of people that can participate?
Minimum number of participants is 6 and maximum is 12.


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?
Groups can choose from a list of recipes the instructor provides or leave it up to the instructor.You can also request a recipe/meal idea that is not listed provided the instructor has at least two weeks to create a recipe. Usually a class consists of two or three recipes (1 main dish and 1-2 sides).



How much does it cost?
It’s always $5 per person for those who have paid the health fee and $10 per person for those who haven’t. Groups such as residence halls or student organizations can pay using university accounts by providing this information on the form provided. For other methods of group payment please email the instructor at wmcconnell@uhs.uga.edu.


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.


Where is the Nutrition Kitchen?
The Nutrition Kitchen is in the Health Promotion Department of the University Health Center, across from the vision clinic. Some classes start at 5:15pm when the department is closed, so participants can wait for the instructor in the main lobby of the Health Center.


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.

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