The mission of the Teaching Kitchen is to teach the community and medical professionals how to eat healthier. This goes hand-in-hand with the mission of the Healthplex Fitness Center, which together will work to improve the future of a community that struggles with one of the nation’s highest rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and malnutrition. A healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen are about keeping people out of the hospital, enhancing the quality of life for area residents and lowering the cost of healthcare.
Emily Schlag, general manager of the Teaching Kitchen and Center for Culinary Medicine, a part of the new SBH Health and Wellness Center which opens this fall. Emily is a chef and registered dietitian who was most recently assistant program director at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans. She holds a B.S. degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University and is working towards a Master’s degree in in public health with a focus on nutrition. She is fulfilling her dream of combining her passion for food with her desire to inspire others to make positive changes in their health and well-being. This includes providing nutrition education in the form of hands-on cooking classes, which will be a key component of our culinary center.
Registered Dietitian and chef Emily Schlag, the director of the Teaching Kitchen and Center for Culinary Medicine at the SBH Health and Wellness Center, which opens this fall, offers a heart healthy meal for Valentine’s Day on BronxNet TV.
Registered Dietitian and Director at SBH Center for Culinary Medicine and Teaching Kitchen to discusses some tips to help strengthen your immune system amid the pandemic.