Healthy Kids in the Kitchen

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Pediatric hands-on nutrition/cooking class taught by Jessica Masterson RDN, CDE, CDN, registered dietitian nutritionist and Abbe Carreira, RDH, registered dental hygienist.

Provided to the community free through the support of the Corsini and Brantner Families, the events are held at the Corsini Demonstration Kitchen at Wheeler's Family Health & Wellness Center, a community health center at 43–49 Woodland Street in Hartford.

Only samples will be provided.

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August 7: Crazy Vegetables

August 21: Hooray for Healthy Hydration
with special guest Abbe Carreira, RDH

September 4: Cooking with Food Allergies

September 18: Make Lunch Exciting
with special guest Abbe Carreira, RDH

October 2: Kids Learn How to Cook Dinner

October 16: Fighting the Hunger Monster with Homemade Snacks
with special guest Abbe Carreira, RDH

November 6: Veggies, Fruit, and Grains. Oh My!
with special guest Abbe Carreira, RDH

November 20: Healthier Holiday Treats

We are currently FULL!

Email Jessica or call at 959.282.2453 & provide the following information
to get on the wait list:

Class selection(s)
Number & ages of children
Number of adults
Food allergies


NBC Connecticut Covered Our First Toddler Nutrition Class on March 12. Watch and listen below. Online text news story here.

On April 9, the cooking demonstration focused on kid-friendly breakfast ideas that children can help make, and the educational talk will be the dreaded topic so many parents struggle with: what to do if your child is a picky eater!

  • Supervised kids' activities for children are provided
  • A free gift is available for all participants after every class
  • Anyone attending three classes can receive a $50 grocery store gift card

Pre-registration is not required, but strongly recommended by RSVPing to Jessica Masterson at JMasterson@Wheelerclinic.org.

Wheeler's nutrition programs help patients and the community fight chronic disease and achieve wellness through consultation, education, and individual counseling for children, adults, and families, focusing on how healthy diet can address:

  • Feeding issues
  • Failure to thrive
  • Medical nutrition therapy for HIV/AIDS
  • Weight concerns
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Sports nutrition
  • Digestive disorders
  • Food allergies
  • And more!

Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Center is a community health center that provides medical and dental care for the whole family, as well as behavioral health care and a full range of alternative and complementary medicine, such as yoga, chiropractic care, acupuncture, exercise, and mindfulness. Our doctors, medical assistants, clinicians, counselors, and care facilitators work side-by-side as a team to meet your complete health care needs, in one location.

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