VA Western New York Healthcare System
The Healthy Teaching Kitchen
The Healthy Teaching Kitchen (HTK) is a new initiative to provide interactive nutrition education, counseling and practical knowledge on eating better through healthy cooking. In Buffalo, Registered Dietician Sandra DeGennaro brings a new recipe to demonstrate to Veterans in outpatient waiting areas twice a month. At each demonstration, overall wellness and disease prevention is discussed by healthy food choices. Each demonstration offers the opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge to get and keep Veterans motivated on a path to wellness. This program is expected to expand with more hands-on healthy cooking recipes with Veterans’ groups. Excellence in patient centered care also means improving our Veterans’ experience by offering healthy eating education. Veterans and staff are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming demonstrations!
Upcoming demonstration locations: Time is 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
February 18, 2016 Outpatient Pharmacy waiting area- 1st floor
March 3, 2016 Behavioral health VA clinic waiting area 10B
March 4, 2016 Nutrition Health Fair - Freedom Hall, Room 301
March 17, 2016 Women’s Wellness 3B
For more information about Healthy Teaching Kitchen please contact Michelle Alt at (716)862-6091 or Sandra DeGennaro at (716)862-7358.