Food & Nutrition Program at the Pritikin Center

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.

Food & Nutrition Wellness Program

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”

Learn More About the Pritikin Cooking School Vincent Della Polla, Executive Chef & Cooking School Instructor at Pritikin, love food, but has personally lost 50 pounds since joining the Pritikin team. Chef Vincent will teach you the tricks to create meals for the pickiest foodies.

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.

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

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All-Inclusive Pritikin Program

The life changing Pritikin Program is a fully immersive, integrated experience. You get it all!

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Tell us a bit about yourself. We’ll then send you rates and a beautiful 34-page brochure with more information.

The American Diet is Killing Us

Dangerously high in sodium, sugar, unhealthy fats and processed foods.

Weight Gain

#1 Risk Factor for Disease

Decreased Quality of Life

Low Energy

#1 Risk Factor for Death

The Pritikin Eating Plan

Based on the latest scientific research to help you avoid and often reverse diseases that can rob you of the good health you need to enjoy a good life.

Healthy Weight

Less Medication

Life Healthier, Longer

Increased Energy

#1 Risk Factor for Disease

Healthy Cooking 101

June 2-16, 2019

Hands-On Cooking Specialty Program

Do you want to eat healthy, but struggle finding time to cook? If so, this hands-on specialty cooking program is for you. It features a wealth of recipes, each with 6 ingredients or less, and each finished in 30 minutes or less. Never was food prep so simple, quick, and delish!

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From Novices To Advanced Chefs, Everyone’s Welcome

Guests who upgrade to this specialty program will learn everything from basic cooking skills to advanced techniques, including lessons in new and unusual food pairings. (Get ready for some delectable surprises)! Proper knife skills, core techniques like healthy sautéing and roasting, food handling, and the science and nutrition of food will all be covered.

Let Your Inner Chef Out

The chef that lives inside you will come to life as you master using your very own brand new knife and wearing your new Pritikin apron. These easy to make recipes will have everyone thinking you’re a gourmet chef in no time, and you’ll leave equipped with the tools and the skills to take home and prove that indeed, you are one.

Take a Culinary Tour Around the World

You’ll master brand new healthy cooking skills for preparing cuisine inspired by the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, and beyond. You’ll also learn about new seasonings and foods, and experiment with new combinations, that explode with flavor. Who needs salt, sugar, and fat when food can taste this good?

Foodie Excursions

Weather permitting, you’ll be climbing aboard the Pritikin Culinary Van for an offsite foodie excursion. A Restaurant Night Out, a Grocery Shopping Scavenger Hunt and more will round out your stay. Love field trips? Love food? Climb aboard!

What’s Included

This special hands on cooking experience includes the full Pritikin Program and an opportunity to work side by side with the Pritikin Chefs.

  • Life-transforming seminars in eating, cooking, and living well, all taught by Pritikin’s acclaimed faculty.
  • Healthy gourmet meals prepared by Pritikin’s award-winning chefs.
  • Comprehensive medical health evaluation and fitness assessment/monitoring by our board-certified physicians.
  • Customized fitness classes led by university-degreed exercise physiologists.
  • Luxurious hotel accommodations at the home of the Pritikin Longevity Center – a beautiful 650-acre resort in Miami, Florida.
  • Use of all resort facilities

Dates & Rates

Healthy Cooking 101
June 2 to 16, 2019

Healthy Cooking 101 takes place at the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa in Miami, Florida, and is conducted by Pritikin’s physicians, nutritionists, exercise experts, and chefs. These hands-on cooking programs fill up quickly. So do call the Pritikin Longevity Center as soon as possible to secure your reservation.

$600 additional per person, per week

This package runs concurrently with our core Pritikin Health and Weight-Loss Program, which means you’ll receive the full benefit of our core program plus, if you sign up, this special program. To enroll, speak with your program advisor about adding this program onto your core reservation. All special programs are subject to change and may be cancelled if registration is low

Cooking Like a Pro

September 8-22, 2019

Pritikin for the Foodie

Take your cooking skills to the next level with confidence! Learn how to break down a whole fish and entire chicken, experiment with different cuisines and let your inner artist out perfecting food presentation.

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Benefits

Learn Advanced Cooking Skills

Take your cooking skills to the next level with confidence! Learn how to break down a whole fish and entire chicken, experiment with different cuisines and let your inner artist out while perfecting food presentation.

Give Your Favorite Recipes a Healthy Makeover

Not only will you benefit from practicing your cooking skills in these hands on classes, but you’ll experience creating and Pritikinizing you own recipes.

Take a Culinary Tour Around the World

You’ll master brand new healthy cooking skills for preparing cuisine inspired by the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, and beyond. You’ll also learn about new seasonings and foods, and experiment with new combinations, that explode with flavor. Who needs salt, sugar, and fat when food can taste this good?

Foodie Excursions

Weather permitting, you’ll be climbing aboard the Pritikin Culinary Van for an offsite foodie excursion. A Restaurant Night Out, a Grocery Shopping Scavenger Hunt and more will round out your stay. Love field trips? Love food? Climb aboard!

What’s Included

This special hands on cooking experience includes the full Pritikin Program and an opportunity to work hands-on and side by side with the Pritikin Chefs.

  • Life-transforming seminars in eating, cooking, and living well, all taught by Pritikin’s acclaimed faculty.
  • Healthy gourmet meals prepared by Pritikin’s award-winning chefs.
  • Comprehensive medical health evaluation and fitness assessment/monitoring by our board-certified physicians.
  • Customized fitness classes led by university-degreed exercise physiologists.
  • Eye-opening lectures led by internationally renowned physicians, nutritionists, and psychotherapists.- redundant with first bullet- can remove, if you want
  • Luxurious hotel accommodations at the home of the Pritikin Longevity Center – a beautiful 650-acre resort in Miami, Florida.
  • Use of all resort facilities.

Dates & Rates

Don’t Miss Out. This Special Hands-On Cooking Program is Only Offered Once Each Year.

This hands-on cooking experience takes place at the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa in Miami, Florida, and is conducted by Pritikin’s physicians, nutritionists, exercise experts, and chefs. Cooking Like a Pro specialty weeks fill up quickly. So do call the Pritikin Longevity Center as soon as possible to secure your reservation.

Available Dates

September 8-22, 2019

$750 additional per person, per week

This package runs concurrently with our core Pritikin Health and Weight-Loss Program, which means you’ll receive the full benefit of our core program plus, if you sign up, this special program. To enroll, speak with your program advisor about adding this program onto your core reservation. All special programs are subject to change and may be cancelled if registration is low

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