Class Themes

Class themes include nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, stress management, mental health well-being, and more. These opportunities are offered in one of three ways: in-person, virtual, or hybrid (participants can choose to participate in-person or virtually).

Look for these graphics to indicate how each class is offered:

Lifestyle Modification

Our monthly adult cooking demonstrations encourage using more whole foods with a focus on healthy eating and chronic disease prevention. Taught by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), each class includes recipes and samples when taught in-person.

In our nutrition education programs, RDNs and other health professionals present topics related to how food choices impact health and well-being.


For our community members with diabetes or pre-diabetes (and often their support people), we offer regular opportunities to engage with Verdant around strategies to manage this chronic disease. This includes quarterly educational classes with guest speakers and a 12-week program focused on preventing type 2 diabetes.

Weight Management

In Verdant’s Getting to Goal Weight Management program, a community member can work individually with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) to identify nutrition and activity goals that meet their needs. By developing a personalized weight management plan and identifying short-term steps that are achievable and measurable, participants can lay the foundation for continued success.

Behavioral Health

Verdant offers some informational sessions on topics like stress management, overdose prevention, and more. In addition, we host multi-week support groups on topics like grief & loss and understanding difficult emotions.