Healthy Kids in the Kitchen


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.


January 21
The Truth about Carbohydrates

February 4
What should be there and what should not?

February 18
What is it and why do we need it?

March 3
Cooking with Food Allergies

March 17
Fats: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

April 7
Building a Healthy Plate

April 21
Red Light and Green Light Foods
Foods to eat more often and foods to eat less often

May 5
What’s for breakfast?
Is it really the most important meal of the day?

May 19
Crazy Veggies
Tips for getting more vegetables into your meal plan

June 2
Eat the Rainbow
The importance of eating colorful foods

June 16
School's Out
Tips for eating healthy during the summer break

Click here to register

Email Jessica or call at 959.282.2453 with any questions.

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

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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