Programs and Lectures

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

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

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

Meet the Farmer

Join EBC Dietitian Sarah Calamita, RD, LDN, and cattle farmer Alan Adams for a discussion about beef. Topics will include everything from the farm to your table including cattle care, antibiotics and hormones, and what to look for when purchasing beef at the grocery store. To register, contact Sarah at or extension 443 by Friday, May 19.


Price: Complimentary
TuesdayMay 235:00 pm - 5:45 pmSarah CalamitaRiverview Room

Nutrition 101

Learn the basics of nutrition with our dietitian, Sarah Calamita, RD, CSSD, LDN. Sarah will cover the importance of a healthy diet, explain macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, review current dietary recommendations, and discuss foods that are integral to achieving a healthy lifestyle. To register, contact Sarah at or (312) 527-5800, extension 443, by May 19.


Price: $20 members, $30 non-members
WednesdayMay 245:00 pm - 6:00 pmSarah CalamitaKinzie Room

Nutrition Basics from the Dietitian

Stop by the Food Shop each week in April for a new handout with valuable nutrition information from our dietitian. Topics will include how to reduce inflammation, healthy dishes to celebrate Easter and Passover, how to eat healthy when traveling, and diet guidelines for optimal digestive health.

Price: Complimentary