Nutrition Education

Nutrition Counseling

75% of your wellness is based in nutrition. Understanding the relationship between nutrients and your health empowers your food decision-making and results in your having more energy, feeling better and lowering your risk for chronic disease in the future. Your needs and dietary habits will be discussed and a plan will be customized for you.

Youth Cooking Classes

At the Y, we care about your holistic health and what you eat is just as important as your physical fitness. We want to help instill healthy eating habits in all ages through fun and engaging activities centered on nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Adult Cooking Classes: The Quick Cook

Seventy-five percent of our health and wellness is nutrition based. The YMCA is pleased to offer The Quick Cook as a way for busy families and individuals to learn basic nutrition, kitchen skills and importantly, how to save time buying groceries and how to prepare healthy, nutritious and great-tasting meals - quickly.

The YMCA of Austin’s The Quick Cook is an interactive 4-week series of classes that emphasize saving time while buying and preparing healthy, nutritious and meals. Classes meet once a week for 90 minutes to watch cooks prepare the week’s recipe, discuss food and nutrition and learn from each other. Everyone leaves each class with new knowledge and skills and a tasty recipe to prepare.

Good nutrition will provide you with a lifetime of healthy and delicious benefits. Join the YMCA of Austin and begin your journey to great health - starting with good food.

Available Sessions