Lifespan Community Affairs

Community Demonstration Kitchen

Things are cooking at Lifespan's Community Demonstration Kitchen.

The culinary space in South Providence opened in the summer of 2017 to bring together culinary and health experts to show residents from the surrounding community how to escape poor eating habits by cooking and eating healthy food.

Test kitchen
Mary Flynn, PhD, a dietician with The Miriam Hospital, speaks to those who attended the open house for the Community Demonstration Kitchen.

Generously funded by The Miriam Hospital Foundation, the kitchen was inspired by the many years that renowned dietitian Mary Flynn, PhD, has spent researching and developing healthy and affordable ways to eat better, especially for people with such chronic illnesses as diabetes and heart disease.  

Community members are invited to join the free, 4-week Food Is Medicine (available in English or Spanish) and/or 6-week A Taste of African Heritage cooking and nutrition courses in the community demonstration kitchen.

For more information about how the Lifespan Community Health Institute fosters healthy communities through its nutrition programs, contact Jeanette Nessett at [email protected] or call 401-444-8088.