At Ohio State, we provide the highest quality nutritional dietary counseling through our expert team of registered dietitians, nutritionists, chefs and more. It’s never too late to start eating healthier – whether you want to lose weight, your doctor has recommended a dietary change or you just want to eat healthier! Meet and learn more about our team of experts in nutrition and dietary services.
The James Instructional Kitchen
The James Instructional Kitchen is specially designed to teach individuals how to use food to reduce risk and manage cancer side effects in a hands-on way. Join one of our culinary experts to learn recipes to aid side effects caused by cancer treatment, cooking skills and techniques, as well as meals that promote a plant-based lifestyle.
Ross Heart Hospital Community GardenThe Ross Heart Hospital Community Garden has become a valuable resource to so many in our community. The purpose of the garden is to improve the health and wellness of its visitors by informing them of the importance of healthy eating, cooking and nutrition. Patients, caregivers and community members have reaped the benefits of the community garden – helping them all live a healthier lifestyle.
Learn about the Ross Community Garden
Community EducationNutrition services goes far beyond the medical center walls. We want to empower our community on how to create a healthy lifestyle full of color and flavor through the well balanced foods we eat. We partner with numerous organizations to provide education and cooking demonstrations that promote healthy food choices.
JamesCare for Life
JamesCare for Life offers a variety of group classes, healthy eating tips through their “Eat Well, Live Well” email program, cooking classes, workshops, grocery shopping tours and healthy recipes for individuals with cancer or cancer survivors. Participants are also invited to join the Garden of Hope (GoH), where they can learn about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and participate in various garden-related events throughout the Summer months.
Growing Wellness Community GardenThe Growing Wellness Community Garden provides weekly diabetes focused education (prevention and treatment) and garden space to grow produce in a supportive setting. Classes and garden space are free. The garden runs from April – October at Outpatient Care East. Contact Natalie.Stephens@osumc.edu with questions and to join.
We recognize the growing need for healthy food options, especially among our impoverished communities. We are proud to support these efforts through community outreach programs with food banks and food pantries throughout central Ohio. For example, we work with Mid-Ohio Foodbank to provide food from some of our community gardens, who provide nearly 150,000 meals every day to hungry people across central and eastern Ohio. Our team of experts provide recipes along with culinary and nutrition education in order to help families eat healthier every day.
Farmers MarketsOne of the best ways to eat healthier is to explore one of central Ohio’s many farmers’ markets. The Columbus area offers several farmers markets.
Find a farmers market near you