Throughout the year, Community Health Improvement at The University of Vermont Medical Center presents FREE educational programs offering healthy lifestyle classes, multi-week workshops and screenings.

Pre-registration is required. Please note class location and directions are provided upon registration. FREE parking is available onsite for all classes. Class sizes may be limited.

For more information, call 802-847-2278.

HealthSource Classes - 2015

Food Matters Cooking Series

Have you ever longed to create delicious and healthy food in a beautiful and professional kitchen? Food Matters is an invitation to experience food and health in a whole new way. The University of Vermont Medical Center has partnered with the South End Kitchen to deliver a series of 3 cooking classes designed around a health topic. Join a Culinary Institute of America trained chef and a registered dietitian from The University of Vermont Medical Center to explore health topics in a delicious and creative way.

Please note: Registration is required and class size is limited! Registration is required for EACH class below:

To Your Heart’s Content

Looking for ways to take better care of your heart? Cardiology nurses Karen and Summer remind you of some familiar wisdom, plus introduce you to cutting-edge research on steps you can take to ensure a healthy heart. From knowing your numbers, signs and symptoms, to modifying risk factors; to how love, laughter, and smiles can make a difference, this class will give you the tips and techniques you need to keep your heart healthy and strong.

By: Karen Mckenny, RN, and Summer Beausoleil, RN, University of Vermont Medical Center

DATE: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
LOCATION: UVM Medical Center, Main Campus, Davis Auditorium


Starting an Exercise Program 101

Are you looking to start an exercise program but don’t know where to begin? Do you work hard in the gym but seem to be stuck or bored with your exercise program. Corey will teach you how to jump start your exercise program, or get started with a simple exercise program. Come dressed to move. (Class limit of 25 participants)

By: Corey Cenate, Personal Trainer, Snap Fitness

DATE: Thursday, May 14, 2015
TIME: 4:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: Snap Fitness, North Burlington, VT


Terrific Toddlers

Toddlers are terrific! This workshop will focus on caring for your children through the toddler years. This class will address nutritional needs, behavioral strategies for those “challenging” moments, and whatever tips attendees need to know to celebrate parenting their toddler.

By: Lewis First, MD and Mary Lee Ritter, PNP, Vermont Children’s Hospital, University of Vermont Medical Center

DATE: Thursday, May 21, 2015
TIME: 6:30-8:00pm
LOCATION: UVM Medical Center, Main Campus, Davis Auditorium


Healthier Living Workshops

Control your condition; don’t let your condition control you. Do you have an ongoing health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or cancer? These free workshops can help you take control of your health. Develop skills to cope with your condition, improve energy levels, manage pain, and learn to make the best choices for your condition and lifestyle. You can feel better! Workshops are free and offer flexible hours and locations throughout the community.

Call 802-847-2278 or email for more information.s

Please note: Registration is required and class size is limited! Registration is required for EACH class.

Health Screenings

  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Cholesterol Screenings 
Call 802-847-1624 for times and locations.

Past Classes

  • Cheese and Culture - by Paul Kidstedt, Professor of Food Science in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont
  • Food Diversity, Human Health and Climate Change - by Gary Nabhan, W.K. Kellog Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona
  • Rebuilding the Food Shelf - By Philip Ackerman-Leist, Green Mountain College
  • Climate Change and Vermont - By Alan Betts, Ph.D., Atmospheric Research
  • The Science of Taste

Related Documents

Healthsource Class Schedule 2015