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Dinner with a Dietitian – Italian Night

Join East Jefferson General Hospital Dietitian Michael Sandoz and Chef Matthew Ratcliff on Wednesday, Aug. 23, as they demonstrate ways to prepare delicious and nutritious Italian meals for the entire family.

The class teaches skills for turning not-so-healthy Italian favorites into healthy meals you’ll actually enjoy, all using simple, wholesome ingredients found at any local supermarket. All recipes demonstrated are appropriate for those looking to decrease body weight, limit their sodium intake and manage diabetes.

It all takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Esplanade 3 Conference Center located on the hospital’s main campus. Cost is just $15 per person and includes the cooking demonstration and a light dinner. Register today through HealthFinder by calling 504-456-5000 before Aug. 18!

Cooking Class at Whole Foods

Join East Jefferson General Hospital Registered Dietitian Michael Sandoz at Whole Foods in Metairie on Monday, July 24 at 6 p.m. to learn how to prepare fresh vegetable spring rolls. Attendees will have a chance to make their own customized spring roll, receive a recipe card, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

To register for this class, contact Michael Sandoz at or (504) 503-6801.

Safe Sitter Classes Available at EJGH

The nationally-recognized Safe Sitter program at East Jefferson General Hospital is once again offering 2-day courses designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting.

Safe Sitter is a medically accurate child care course developed for boys and girls ages 11 to 14 entering grades 6-9 who are ready to learn the skills they need to care for themselves and younger children. This class is taught by EJGH Registered Nurses and teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. At the conclusion of the of this two-day course, participants will receive a program completion card.

All classes run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and are available on:

  • June 14-15
  • June 28-29
  • July 12-13
  • June 19-20
  • July 26-27

Class fee is $80 per student and a sack lunch should be brought from home. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling 504-456-5000.

Free Child Safety Seat Fitting

East Jefferson General Hospital’s Woman and Newborn Services and EMS are partnering together with the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force to offer free Child Safety Seat Fittings.

This program is designed to demonstrate proper installation of your child safety seat and ensure seat type and fit are accurate for your vehicle.

Seat Fittings are available on the third Thursday of every month from 2:30–4:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center parking lot at 3726 Houma Blvd., Metairie, LA. Fittings are also offered by appointment. For more information, please call 504-503-7152.

Yoga and Tai Chi at City Park

EJGH Wellness Center presents relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA Monday evenings at 6pm. Or join us for Yoga or Pilates Saturday mornings at 8am among NOMA's outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Classes are $5 or free to members of EJGH Wellness CenterEJGH Healthy Lifestyles or members of NOMA.

Call HealthFinder at 456-5000 to register.