Cooking and Nutrition

Cooking for life and eating well are important for everyone, but they are essential for people living with, through and beyond cancer. Cancer Support Community and Giant Eagle Market District® Kingsdale host monthly classes where wellness chefs and dietitians demonstrate how to make easy and nutritious dishes that are packed with antioxidants and flavor. Each class has a featured topic, recipes and menu tasting. Attend one or all of the classes with your family, children and friends!

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Featuring the Cancer Support Community Culinary Team

Cooking for Wellness is a series of three monthly cooking and nutrition classes specifically designed with healthy ingredients for cancer patients, families, and friends. Watch as our professional chef demonstrates how to prepare delicious, healthy meals, and learn about the nutritional benefits of the ingredients from our licensed dietitian.

Cooking for Wellness with Central Ohio Urology Group

Join our culinary team for a special Cooking for Wellness series tailored to the specific needs of anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis. Join us at 4:00 PM on the first Thursday of the month for Cooking for Wellness with Central Ohio Urology Group! Please refer to our program calendar for dates.

Cooking for Wellness: High on the Hog

A new four-part series exploring African American cuisine. We will draw inspiration and discussion from Netflix’s new docuseries, High on the Hog. Chef Jason will create dishes inspired by ingredients brought to America during the time of enslavement and we will discuss the evolution of African American food since that time.

October 14: Rice is a ubiquitous ingredient with an important history and lessons to be learned. The grandfather of long-grain rice in the Americas, Carolina Gold is a delicate non-aromatic rice that produces fluffy, individual grains and has a clean, sweet flavor and mouthfeel superior to modern long-grain rice.

November 1: Let’s celebrate Veterans Day with one of America’s favorite foods—Mac and Cheese. President Jefferson’s enslaved chef James Heming is credited with the creation of this dish that has become the quintessential American dish.

December 9: Lamb has deep roots throughout the continent of Africa. The ways to prepare it are as vast and varied as the African people themselves. We will teach you to master the lamb chop, a classic dish prefect for your holiday table.

Cooking for Wellness: Cook Along with Chef Mike at Savoir Cooking and Wine

In partnership with SourcePoint, where Delaware County residents will have priority seating. These classes are hands-on in the Savior kitchen with Chef Mike providing guidance. After creating the dish, you will be able to enjoy eating it with your fellow classmates. Participation is limited to 10 participants.

*Note this problem is in-person and will be located at Savoir Cooking & Wine (28 N Liberty St, Powell, OH 43065).

October 12: Taste of Tuscany

October 26: Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Cooking for Wellness: Recipe Renovation

We all have those beloved family recipes or old standbys that are tasty but not part of a cancer preventative diet. It is time to give these dishes a makeover! Each month Jason will challenge a fellow chef to come join him for a recipe renovation. Michelle Mills, RD, will judge each dish on its nutritional content and our social workers and YOU will judge them on taste. Which chef does it best? We can’t wait to find out! 

October 28: Chili
Chili is truly a quintessential fall meal. A single cup of chili with meat and beans can be packed with over 400 calories and 20 grams of fat;
add the cheese and sour cream and the number goes event higher. Let’s see what our chef friends can do to make fall dish nutrish!

INA: Intelligent Nutrition Assistant

Cancer Support Community has partnered with Savor Health to bring personalized nutrition support called InaⓇ! InaⓇ helps people with cancer eat healthy and stay well nourished throughout treatment and beyond!⁠

  • Simply text InaⓇ from your cell phone 24/7 and she’ll respond with personalized nutrition tips, recipes, and answers to your questions.⁠
  • Knowledge and advice from InaⓇ comes from registered dietitians, nurses, and doctors who are experts in treating and supporting cancer patients.⁠
  • Registration and unlimited 24/7 access to InaⓇ is free, safe, and secure.⁠
  • Get started by clicking here!

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