Cooking & Nutrition Classes

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Food & Friends’ cooking and nutrition education resources have moved online! Learn basic principles of nutrition and cooking skills straight from our registered and licensed dietitians. We’ll cover common and not-so-common food items, showcase different methods of food preparation and help you build confidence in the kitchen.

Virtual Nutrition Education Series:

FREE online Zoom webinar classes!

  • Interactive – classes are live and questions are welcome
  • Educational – every month will feature a different topic
  • Convenient – enjoy from the comfort of your own home
  • Sign up for all five sessions or select just one – it’s your choice

Reserve your space at: or call (202) 269-6820


Nutrition for Brain Health

Presented by: Penelope Taylor, RDN

Go beyond the body and learn why food matters for our brain health, too.

Date: October 21, 2020

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Eating for a Healthy Immune System

Presented by: Rebecca Kahn, RDN

We’ll debunk some myths on boosting the immune system and discuss how and why to eat for a strong immune system.

Date: November 18, 2020 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Nutrition & Sleep: What’s the Connection?

Presented by: Agata Williams, RDN

It’s not only the food on your plate that impacts your health. Learn how sleep affects your food choices & well-being.

Date: December 16, 2020 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Eating Well During Cancer Treatment

Presented by: Ashley Hayslip, RD

We’ll explore what foods can help you feel better and stay stronger during cancer treatment.

Date: January 27, 2021 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Series Recap with the Food & Friends Dietitians

Ask your dietitians any questions from the series!

Date: February 17, 2021 Time: 2:00-3:00pm


Downloadable/Printable Lessons:

Making Your Own Broth or Stock – Becca Kahn, MA, RDN, LD

Meal Planning – Ashley Hayslip, RD, LD

Eating for Your Best Brain Health – Penelope Taylor, RDN, LD

Intuitive Cooking – Agata Williams, RDN, LD



Contact our Community Dietitians:

Priscilla Dhas, MS, RD, LD,, (202) 269-6885

Ashley Hayslip, RD, LD,, (202) 269-6879

Becca KahnMA, RDN, LD,, (202) 269-6887

Penelope Taylor, RDN, LD,, (202) 269-6898

Agata Williams, RDN, LD,, (202) 269-6876