We want to bring the family meal back into the home and teach people in our South Jersey community that health begins in the kitchen. We teach the skills of shopping, food preparation, and creating a healthy kitchen while sharing delicious foods with those you love. Vitality aims to decrease chronic diseases in the community along with sharing the benefits of eating a more sustainable diet to improve our health and the health of the planet. At Vitality we believe if you shift your overall awareness of food, you can learn to honor it as a primary resource for achieving health and personal awareness.
To schedule Nutrition and Cooking Classes, please use the schedule page.
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Our offerings include:
The Signature Vitality Class
This signature class is multi-faceted. It incorporates a mini-movement class to strengthen and stretch the body, a mini mindfulness meditation, and a simple superfood delight instruction. We complete the class with a mindful eating meditation. The meditation develops awareness, and promotes harmony between the food we eat and our body’s actual needs. During this process you will start to observe any emotional issues you have related to food.
Nutrition Education 101
In this class you will learn about macronutrients and the benefits of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. You will discover which to focus on and which to limit in your daily life. We will clear up the confusion many of us have about what we can and cannot eat. You will learn about micronutrients and how to get them into your body from the food you eat. We will create a Vitality plate to make you feel your best and have peace knowing that you are serving your body and mind.
Gastronomy is the art and practice of choosing, preparing and eating good food.It is truly a gift to be able to cook for others and share the fundamental joy of cooking. Both the beginner and experienced cook will benefit from attending this cooking class.
Kitchen basics 101. You will learn the ins and outs of creating nutritious meals utilizing the items in your kitchen.
Learn how to dice, chop, mince and julienne. Take this class once, or take it over and over again, to master these necessary skills.
Creating a Vitality Kitchen
Learn how to create a kitchen with the proper tools, ingredients and spices to live vibrantly.
Healthy Meals on a Budget
Eating healthy foods does not have to cost a fortune. You will learn how to cook nutritious foods that your family will enjoy, without the hefty price tag. You will learn what to buy and how to prepare an array of meal choices!
Spiritual Nutrition 101
This class will teach the body mind connection: how to eat for a quiet mind, eating in harmony with the seasons, benefits of eating a rainbow diet and more.
“Food to a large extent is what holds a society together and eating is closely linked to a deep spiritual experience.” Pete Farb and George Amelagos
Eating mindfully is a practice. The pleasure of eating is doubled when you are present. Mindful eating increases the benefits of the nourishment of the food. You will learn practicing peace, appreciation and gratitude, and eating less but feeling more satisfied. People who eat less are healthier and feel more joy. Learn practicing mindfulness during food preparation and setting the table.
You have heard of vegetarian, vegan, pescetarian, etc. Introducing ecotarian, a new way of eating that is good for you and good for Mother Earth.
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” Albert Einstein
Bringing Family Meals into the Home
This cooking class will teach you how you can prepare your meal in less time than ordering out. Save time, money and improve the health of those you love. You will learn how to have a ritual of sharing meals together.
Meal & Menu Planning
Bring 4 of your favorite recipes and a favorite meal from each member of family. We will plan a weeks worth of menus you can prepare in a Sunday afternoon.
8 Week Weight Loss System
Every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 pm. This revolutionary systematized lifestyle program will show you how to eat more and lose weight.
Grocery Shopping Tours
Experience the local grocery with our experienced staff. Learn to read labels, learn which companies are ethically sourced, save money and increase your knowledge.
Simple Meal Series
Foods that taste great and are good for you, do not need to take hours to prepare. In these cooking classes, you will learn the art of creating meals that are delicious and easy to make.
Learn how to put foods together for an extra boost of nutrition. We will explore different herbs and spices to create Vitality in your life.
A nutrition education class for kids! In this class children and adolescents will gain the nutritional foundation needed to establish healthy food patterns that they can follow into adulthood.
To sign up for Nutrition Classes, please use the calendar on this page. If you have questions, call or email the Vitality Nutrition and Wellness Center.