"Our HEALing Kitchen" is a "garden-to-kitchen" curriculum that provides knowledge and skill-building to increase fruit and vegetable selection, preparation, and consumption. This curriculum places emphasis on locally grown food and the benefits of eating a diet that is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats, sugars, and processed foods. “Our HEALing Kitchen" can also help support other foundation missions of the house.


HEAL, sponsored by Parkview Health and St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, is now offering funding to enable local organizations and churches to offer cooking classes aimed at helping people learn new, fun, and affordable ways to integrate healthy foods into their daily diets. The sponsoring organizations realize the importance of fresh fruit and vegetable consumption on overall health and Our HEALing Kitchen classes have been successful in increasing daily consumption by participants from 1.2 cups of fruit to 1.7, and from 1.3 cups of vegetables to 1.7. Of the 308 who participated in 2016, the majority reported they had experienced health improvements and felt more energized when they started eating healthy foods.


Educational Opportunities and Resources


2018 Our HEALing Kitchen Class Partners:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana | Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne | Bridge of Grace | Brightpoint | Come As You Are Community Church | Covenant Community Development Corporation | Emmanuel Lutheran | Euell A. Wilson Center | Fort Wayne Housing Authority | Fort Wayne Medical Education Program - Healthier Moms and Babies | Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Community Center | Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department - Jennings Recreation | Fort Wayne Urban League | Good Hope Baptist Church | Holy Trinity Lutheran Church | Joshua's Temple | King's Chapel Assembly | Matthew 25, Inc. | Messiah Lutheran Church | New Zion Tabernacle Church | Out of a Jam Incorporated | Pilgrim Baptist Church | Purdue University - Fort Wayne | Redemption House Ministries | Renaissance Pointe YMCA | Tabernacle Baptist Church | Trinity United Methodist Church | Vincent Village | YWCA Northeast Indiana     


2017 Our HEALing Kitchen Class Partners:

Big Brothers Big Sisters | Body of Christ Seventh-Day Adventist | Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne | Bridge of Grace | Brightpoint | Carriage House | Catalpa Street | Come As You Are Community Church | Cornerstone Youth Center | Emmanuel Baptist | Emmanuel Lutheran | Erin's House for Grieving Children | Euell A. Wilson Center | Faith Lutheran Church | Fort Wayne Housing Authority | Fort Wayne Urban League | Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation | Genesis Outreach, Inc. | Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church | Harvest Word of Life | Haven Missionary Christian | Joshua's Temple | King's Chapel Assembly | New Zion Tabernacle | Peace Evangelical Lutheran | Pilgrim Baptist | Pine Hills City Church | Redemption House | SCAN | Shepherd of the City Lutheran | Tabernacle Baptist Church | The Rose Home | Trinity United Methodist | Vincent Village | Women's Bureau | YWCA


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Dorothy Nichols, middle, received her course completion certificate from Shirley Woods, Founder of the Euell A Wilson Center and her instructor, Liz Murphy, right.