Pritikin Longevity Center

Food & Nutrition

Food is the Foundation of Good Health

The old saying, "you are what you eat" has a lot of truth to it. What you put in your body amounts to its building blocks.

Pritikin Longevity Center

Food & Nutrition Program

Food is the Foundation of Good Health

The old saying, "you are what you eat" has a lot of truth to it. What you put in your body amounts to its building blocks.

At Pritikin, you'll develop a fully integrated approach to food and nutrition. What you learn in class, you'll put into practice on trips to supermarkets and restaurants. The meals you enjoy at dinner, you'll learn to cook in cooking school. And when you return home, you'll have an opportunity to work with Pritikin nutritionists to stay on track.

Salmon Dish from the Pritikin Cooking School
Healthy Burgers from the Pritikin Cooking School
Quinoa Salad from the Pritikin Cooking School
Desserts from the Pritikin Cooking School

Pritikin Diet & Eating Plan

There is nothing extreme about the Pritikin Eating Plan except that it is extremely healthy. In more than 100 studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals, the Pritikin Program of Diet and Exercise has been found to not only promote weight loss but also prevent and control many of the world's leading killers, including diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

Education is the Foundation

The discoveries and "aha" moments that come from participation in our classes have transformed the lives of Pritikin guests for more than 40 years.

In nutrition workshops you will begin to understand how the principles of the Pritikin Program impact your overall health. The power of the Pritikin Eating Plan to heal the body is truly amazing. You will also attend “real world” courses daily, including cooking classes and restaurant dining, that will imbue you with the confidence you need to successfully continue your healthy new lifestyle when you return home.

Last but not least, classes are just plain fun. With other guests, you laugh. You’re inspired. You learn together. You reach exciting new goals together. And you make friends for life. Whether college professor or celebrity, our guests feel at home in a relaxed ambiance with great camaraderie. Many describe their stay at Pritikin as one of the best and most life-changing experiences of their lives.

Kimberly Gomer, Director of Food & Nutrition at Pritikin

Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, LDN | Director of Nutrition at Pritikin: “I am in awe of how quickly people’s health improves at Pritikin – within days! It’s a beautiful thing! Knowing that I’m a part of their success is a privilege.”

Lon Ben-Asher, Nutrition Specialist at Pritikin

Lon Ben-Asher, MS, RD, LD/N | Nutrition Specialist & Educator at Pritikin: “I immediately fell in love with the world of Pritikin…I was in awe of guests who had lost 100 pounds and more.”

Pritikin Workshops

Our registered dietitians provide sound strategies for everyday living with daily workshops such as:

  • Supermarket Shopping

    Learn to read labels and discover new healthy favorites.

  • Planning Your Eating Strategy

    Develop a strategy to meet your personal goals.

  • Mindful Eating Luncheon

    Overcome emotional triggers that lead to overeating and binging.

  • Nutrition Action Plan

    Tips and tricks to help you go home and live healthfully.

Real World Application

What you learn in class, you'll have an opportunity to apply in the real world. After learning to read nutrition labels, you'll visit a supermarket with a Pritikin Nutritionist and put into practice what you've learned. Similarly, you'll put the Dining Out skills you learn in class into practice at an off-property restaurant. These experiences will prepare you for "real life" when you return home.

Get Off the Diet Rollercoaster

Stop yo-yo dieting and get onto the right track instead. No need to restrict your calories or invest your time or energy in fads that only let you down in the end. Pritikin will set you on the right path to safe, sustainable, healthy eating for life.

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The Pritikin Cooking School

The food you learn about in lectures is the same food you'll learn to cook in cooking school and enjoy during meals and snacks. This integrated approach eliminates confusion and ensures your success. By the time you return home you'll be prepared and eager to embrace Pritikin living. By immersing yourself in a stay at Pritikin, you'll develop healthy habits and your taste buds will actually change. Cravings for salt, sugar and added fat will be a thing of the past.

You'll Learn to Cook

Learning how to season with herbs, spices, citrus zest, and other condiments instead of salt and other questionable ingredients is the key to preparing dishes that are healthy and tasty. And it’s a lot easier than you might think! Under our chefs’ entertaining, no-nonsense tutelage (“If you can chop, you can cook!”), you will learn the special secrets that add gourmet flavor and richness to even the most basic dishes.

  • Fish & Seafood

    Dishes like Braised Orange Ginger Sea Bass and Mustard Salmon

  • Plant Based Meals

    Dishes like Wheat Berry Salad and Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers

  • Poultry & Lean Meat

    Dishes like Chicken in Sweet Chili Sauce and Turkey Meatloaf

  • Desserts & Snacks

    Dishes like Crispy Potato Skins and Banana Blueberry Ripple “Ice Cream”

Vincent Della Polla, Executive Chef & Cooking School Instructor at Pritikin

Vincent Della Polla, Executive Chef & Cooking School Instructor at Pritikin, loves food. Chef Vincent will teach you the tricks to create meals even foodies love. He's personally lost 50 pounds since joining the Pritikin team.

Secrets from the Pritikin Cooking School
Pritikin Center Cooking School in Miami, Florida
Dining at the Pritikin Center

Our dining room is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy your meal. Whether you would like to join other Pritikin guests at dinner and recap your day, or prefer an intimate dinner for two, we have the right table for you.

Dining at the Pritikin Center

From the first day you arrive, you discover that you’re enjoying a lot of great-tasting food – five gourmet meals and snacks daily. Hunger is never an issue. In fact, many of our guests say they’re eating more than they ever have, and they’re losing weight.

  • Tangerine Glazed Scallops

  • Mustard Coated Fillet of Salmon

  • Sauteed Chicken with Caramelized Pineapple

  • Creamed Plantain Soup

  • Asian Fried Rice

  • Quinoa & White Bean Paella

  • Banana Apple Cake

  • Rum + Raisin Bread Pudding

  • Tia Maria Parfait

Stay On Track After You Return Home

In online reviews left by Pritikin guests, one phrase is repeated more than any other - "life changing."

We're very proud of what our guests say about their stay, but it's really just the beginning. In follow-up surveys, our guests tell us that their real success comes after they return home and continue following the Pritikin Program.

The entire focus of your stay at Pritikin prepares you for a lifetime of healthy living, but if you need extra help, we're still here for you, offering programs to keep you on track

Online coaching with your favorite nutritionists from the Pritikin Center.

Pritikin meals delivered to your door.

A lifetime membership program which allows you to stay in touch and share tips with other Pritikin guests, access hundreds of recipes, and more.

And once you stay at Pritikin, we consider you part of our family. You can reach out anytime with questions, or when you need a little extra motivation.

Start Your Own Life Changing Journey Today!

Call 888.254.1462