Healthy Kitchen, Cooking Together – Lower Blood Pressure with the DASH Diet

August 26, 2022 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is a healthy eating plan designed to treat or prevent high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. It includes foods that are rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium and limits foods that are high in sodium, saturated fat and added sugar. Studies have shown that this diet can be effective in lowering blood pressure and “bad” cholesterol in the blood, which are both major risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

In this virtual cooking class, you will learn about the DASH diet and why it is effective for improving cardiovascular health. Then, you will gain hands-on practice in heart-healthy cooking as we make a DASH diet meal that you can enjoy for dinner. No matter if you are cooking for one or cooking for a family, the menu can be adjusted to meet your personal needs.

The recipe, including ingredients and equipment needed, will be sent out one week before the class so you'll have time to shop for ingredients in advance.

Instructor: Rosalyne Tu, MS, RDN, has been working as a dietitian since 2003 and has been teaching the Healthy Kitchen series of classes at Stanford since 2011. She is currently a nutrition coach and instructor for BeWell’s Healthy Living program and manager of the BeWell Check-in.