Owner of North Chattanooga businessSouthern SqweezeKelsey Vasileff is teaming up with learning nonprofit The Chattery for three nutrition-related classes that might help arm attendees with tools to stay healthy during the holiday season.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,”Vasileff said about teaching the classes. “I have a certification in integrative nutrition … I want to share some simple things people can do.”

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The first class is scheduled for Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. It’s calledJuicing and Smoothies 101.


During that class,Vasileff will go over the basics of making healthy juices and smoothies. For example, for people who don’t like the taste of greens, she can help give ideas about how to disguise their taste.

On Oct. 23 at 6 p.m., she will teach a class calledRaw Foods: Healthy Sweets and Treats.

“Instead of traditional cookies, you can make raw truffles,” she said. “I’ll show people how to make similar items that are easy and filling and nutritious.”

The last class is scheduled for Nov. 11 at 6 p.m., and it’s calledSugar Blues Workshop.

Through that class,Vasileff will teach attendees to identify different sugars. She said that labels often use different words for ingredients that are essentially sugar.

The classes cost between $15 and $30.

All the events will be at another local business,Dish T’ Pass, which is a catering company and school.

“These classes provide a unique opportunity for collaboration,” Jennifer Holder, operations headmaster at The Chattery, said via email. “Not only are we working with Kelsey, who is full of useful knowledge about all things good for you, but we are excited to host these classes in Dish T’ Pass.”