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Saint Thomas Heart announces return of free heart healthy cooking school classes

Saint Thomas Heart announces return of free heart healthy cooking school classes
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Saint Thomas Heart, the cardiac division of Saint Thomas Health, is pleased to announce the 2013 fall/spring schedule for its Heart Healthy Cooking School, a series of free cooking demonstrations and tastings.

Classes will be held throughout the fall and spring, and are free and open to the public. Class size is limited to the first 75 registrants. To register for the classes, please call 1-800-588-3270. 

Each month, the class will have a different heart-healthy theme. The following classes will be held in the Saint Thomas West Hospital cafeteria, located at 4220 Harding Road in Nashville and will begin at 3 p.m. The schedule for this series is: 

  • Sept. 10, 2013 - Healthy Southern Favorites
  • Oct. 8, 2013 - Fall Fest
  • Nov. 5, 2013 - Traditional Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 3, 2013 - Mediterranean Holiday
  • Jan. 7,  2014 - Winter Comfort
  • Feb. 4, 2014 - Valentine's Day
  • March 4, 2014 - Cajun Cuisine
  • April 1, 2014 - Easter Breakfast
  • May 6, 2014 - Cool Summer Salads 

Registered cardiac dietitian, Kitty Fawaz, and executive chef, Johnathan Wickersham, will lead the classes. Classes also feature Saint Thomas Heart cardiac specialists who will discuss the importance of healthy eating in improving overall cardiac health.

The Heart Healthy Cooking School presented by Saint Thomas Heart began in 1996 and has helped tens of thousands of Middle Tennesseans learn to prepare easy, heart-healthy meals. The Heart Healthy Cooking School offers classes throughout the year at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and other locations throughout Middle Tennessee.