Programs and Lectures

Learn the latest in nutritional health and wellness with our programs, lectures and movie screenings.

Build a Bento Box Workshop

Are you struggling to make a healthy lunch for your child to take to school? Are you looking to branch out beyond the standard PBJ and chips? Join EBC Dietitian Sarah Calamita, RD, CSSD, LDN, as she discusses the components of a healthy lunch. Parents will get hands-on practice building a healthy lunch, as well as recipes, meal and snack ideas, and a grocery list of healthy pre-packaged items to inspire fun and nutritious lunches. This workshop is ideal for parents of children ages 3 to 7. To register, contact Sarah at or (312) 527-5800, extension 443, by October 12.


Price: $20 per family
ThursdayOctober 184:00 pm - 4:45 pmSarah CalamitaKinzie Room

Grocery Store Tour

Do you walk aimlessly through the grocery store, wondering what to buy? Do you opt for the same foods day in and day out? Start the year off right by learning what foods to buy at the grocery store. Join our dietitian, Sarah Calamita, RD, CSSD, LDN, for a private or semi-private tour at the store of your choice (within five miles of the Club). She will discuss healthy shopping, alternative food choices, deceptive labeling and misleading advertising. You will receive handouts with tips for healthy shopping and a grocery list. For more information and to sign up, contact Sarah at or (312) 527-5800, extension 443.

Price: Private: $120 members; $130 non-members; Semi-private: $140 members; $150 non-members

Healthy College Care Package

Students are faced with many healthy eating hurdles in college. Help fill the nutritional gap with a healthy care package from the Food Shop complete with nutritional tips and a 30-minute Skype consult with our dietitian. Basket themes include: Preventing the Freshman 15; Eating Healthy in the Dorms; Cooking in your Apartment, Grocery Shopping and Easy Recipes; and Basic Healthy Eating Tips. Gluten-free options are available. For details and to send a care package, contact Sarah Calamita, RD, CSSD, LDN, at or (312) 527-5800, extension 443.

Price: $99 (members); $125 (non-members)

Kitchen Makeover

Dietitian Sarah Calamita, RD, CSSD, LDN, will join you and your family in your kitchen for a nutritional makeover. Sarah will help you clean out your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer of unhealthy foods, looking at the types of food you purchase and offering better alternatives. She will provide tips for storing food properly to maximize freshness and reduce waste, as well as a list of healthy products to stock in your home. Sarah can travel to homes within 10 miles of the Club; longer distances are negotiable. For more information and to sign up, contact Sarah at or (312) 527-5800, extension 443.

Price: $120 per hour members; $130 per hour non-members