Separate facts from fads and translate nutrition into information you can use. Eskenazi Health registered dietitians can put individuals on the path to a healthy weight, eating healthfully and reducing risks from chronic disease, such as diabetes or heart disease. They host several classes on such topics as cooking and how to eat to help prevent, control, and reverse medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. 

Nutrition classes are free and offered at various Eskenazi Health locations. Click on the arrows at the right to learn more about each class.

  • Lifestyle Medicine

    Lifestyle medicine is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to health and wellness that focuses on six key areas: nutrition, active living, stress reduction, sleep habits, tobacco and alcohol use, and building relationships.

    Eskenazi Health offers a variety of group education and support programs that blend lifestyle medicine topics with tools focused on managing diabetes and hypertension, family nutrition and more. Participants enrolled in group education programs will grow and support healthy habits guided by a team that includes a primary care provider, registered dietitian, health coach, pharmacist and mental health professional all working to together to help each individual achieve personal health goals. Group sessions are interactive and often include cooking demonstrations and food tasting, fun and new ways to be active and practical tips for incorporating the foundation of lifestyle medicine into everyday living. Session length and schedule varies by group type with most lasting between one to two hours scheduled once per week over a four- to eight-week period.

    Lifestyle medicine group classes are held at Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor, Eskenazi Health Center Grassy Creek, Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington and Eskenazi Health Center Pecar, Eskenazi Health Center West 38th Street and the Eskenazi Health downtown campus. 

    For more information and to register, please call 317.541.3431

  • Eskenazi Health Edibles: Vegetables

    Learn about growing, storing and preparing vegetables and how they affect your health. Participants meet for one hour each week for three weeks and receive recipe samples and take home fresh vegetables from The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health. Classes are held at Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn, Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor, Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington, Eskenazi Health Center Westside and Eskenazi Health Center West 38th Street. 

    For a schedule and to enroll, please call 317.880.0600.
     
  • Fresh Veggie Fridays

    Each summer every other Friday is Fresh Veggie Friday. Participants can talk with Eskenazi Health dietitians to learn about how vegetables improve health and take home vegetables grown at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health. Vegetables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fresh Veggie Fridays take place at The Commonground at Eskenazi Health’s downtown campus. If it rains, an alternative location will be posted on Eskenazi Health social media. 

    Registration not required. For more information, please call 317.880.7033.
  • Growing Strong: Cooking Matters

    Families with children ages 5 to 12 can learn how to improve eating habits and increase physical activity in a fun, interactive way. Participants meet for 90 minutes each week for four weeks, cook healthy recipes, receive food to take home and learn new exercises. Classes are offered in English at Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor, Eskenazi Health Center West 38th Street and Eskenazi Health Center Cottage Corner and in Spanish at Eskenazi Health Center Grassy Creek and Eskenazi Health Center West 38th Street.  

    For more information and to register, please call 317.655.3207.
  • Eskenazi Health Center Diabetes Education Program

    Adults with diabetes learn skills to help live healthfully with diabetes. Topics covered include nutrition, meter use, medications, healthy coping and more. Sessions are led by Eskenazi Health care team members, including a nurse, a dietitian, a pharmacist, a physical therapist and a counselor. Participants attend four two-hour sessions (lunch provided) at Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor, Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington or Eskenazi Health Center West 38th Street. After completing the sessions, patients may attend an additional appointment to complete needed services such as a foot exam, eye exam, and medication counseling.

    For more information and to enroll, please call 317.541.3431.
  • Eskenazi Health Center Hypertension Education Program

    In this program adults with hypertension learn about high blood pressure, how nutrition can help, medication management and ways to reduce the chances for medical complications. The two-hour sessions are held once a week for three weeks and include cooking demonstrations and food samples. A nurse, pharmacist, lifestyle coach, and dietitian help participants create a healthy plan. Classes are held at Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn, Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor, Eskenazi Health Center Grassy Creek, Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington, Eskenazi Health Center Pecar and Eskenazi Health Center West 38th Street.

    For more information and to register, please call 317.541.3431.
  • What Can I Eat?

    This program answers the biggest question for people with diabetes: “What can I eat?” Adults with Type 2 diabetes attend four weekly sessions to learn how to eat healthier and control their diabetes.  Developed by the American Diabetes Association, this program focuses on eating healthier, losing weight and lowering blood sugar, all of which help patients feel better, have more energy and move easier.

    Classes are offered at Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn, Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor, Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington and Eskenazi Health Center West 38th Street.

    For more information and to register, please call 317.880.6339.
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