Emory Healthy Kitchen

Emory Healthy Kitchen is a teaching kitchen pilot program at Emory University that combines educational information with hands-on learning in nutrition, culinary arts, exercise, yoga and mindfulness.

About the program

This pilot consists of five Saturday sessions over a 10-week period and includes health coaching and support for a total of 12 months.

The pilot is only open to benefits-eligible Emory employees (Emory University and Emory Healthcare). 40 committed participants will be recruited based on our criteria.

Each of the participants will be asked to fill out a questionnaire, sign an informed consent and have an initial appointment with our Research Coordinator to gather baseline information and receive a biometric screening. Three more of these appointments will take place during the following 12 months.

What is included in the program?

Saturday sessions will include the scientific data, practical tips and recommendations for implementing self-care components into your daily lives.

Teaching Kitchen self-care curriculum has been carefully developed by Emory University experts in the fields of nutrition, culinary arts, exercise, yoga and mindfulness.

Hands-on learning will include cooking demonstrations facilitated by chefs. You will be encouraged to apply the technique to various recipes. Other components will include mindfulness based lunches, yoga and group exercises. You will receive weekly recipes and are encouraged to try them at home between sessions. You will also have access to weekday yoga classes at the hospital for the duration of the year.

Why should you participate?

This is a unique opportunity to enter the environment that not only gives you the tools, but teaches you how to use the tools, that have long lasting effects on your health and wellness, as well as the health and wellness of your family.

This program is also unique because of the remarkable level of expertise of its contributors. The presenters bring years of academic, professional and practical experience in their respective fields that is multiplied by their passion to spread the message of health and wellness.

Finally, programs of similar format are often costly and range anywhere from $800 to $3,000 and higher. Because of Emory’s dedication to employee wellness and thanks to a generous grant from Ardmore Institute of Health, we are able to offer this pilot at no cost to you. All we ask for is your commitment to stick with the program, attend the sessions and provide feedback.

Dates, Times and Locations

The program will take place at Emory University Hospital Tower at 1364 Clifton Rd, Atlanta GA 30322. Sessions will last from approximately 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the following dates:

  • Session 1 – Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Session 2– Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • Session 3 – Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Session 4 – Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Session 5 – Saturday, October 5, 2019


Great! Send an email to healthykitchen@emoryhealthcare.org and we will send you an eligibility form to complete.

This pilot program is only open to benefits-eligible Emory employees (Emory University and Emory Healthcare).

The pilot program is free to Emory employees who apply and are accepted to be a participant.

Parking is available, but is not covered.

Yes. Participants must commit to attend all sessions in order to take a full advantage of the information and training that will be provided.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for Emory employee participants.

You can bring one family member if they wish to observe (over the age of 18). Please note: food and supplies will only be provided for the main participant. Let us know in advance who will be present.