Upcoming Classes

Unless noted, all classes require advanced registration.  If you wish to register for any of our classes, please submit our registration form.  Alternatively, you may reach us at .

All are welcome (you do not need to be a client of our practice to attend). All classes unless otherwise noted will meet at our office at 250 Paradise Road,  Swampscott, MA 01907, the Family Doctors building. Please enter through the main entrance.

Healthy Eating Class

Virtual Kitchen Kleen-Up (New Offering)

Driven by our experience in offering virtual visits due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now offering a Virtual Kitchen Kleen-Up, where we help make recommendations on:

* Pantry Staples for Quick & Healthy Meals

* How to Keep Food Safely in Your Fridge, Freezer & Pantry

* Time-Saving & Budget Friendly Kitchen Appliances & Tools

* Meal Planning Ideas (based on what you have on hand)

And More! You tell us where your pain points are in your kitchen, and we’ll have strategies & ideas to make your kitchen a happy place again! Please contact us at for further information & cost.

Now Providing Virtual Visits (via video)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now offering virtual visits using HIPAA-compliant video conferencing technology. In-person visits are also now available (masking & Covid screening is mandatory). Many health insurance plans are reimbursing for virtual visits. Please contact us for details if you are interested.

 Take Us Food Shopping With You! 

Mystified by food labels? What to shop healthier but don’t know where to start?  Overwhelmed by the 30, 000 items in a supermarket? You will make hundreds of decisions in a grocery store, often based on product marketing. Help us help you to make sense of it all. Take us shopping with you!

We are now offering a  in person or virtual shopping tour at your choice of a local supermarket. This tour can be tailored to your needs, whether you want to try a new eating plan (plant based, carb controlled, etc.), need to adjust your diet for a medical condition, or  simply want to learn more about new foods to try.

We recommend this tour on a Monday or Tuesday evening when the stores are less crowded.

In addition to the tour, you will be provided with information on how to keep food safely, healthy items to stock in your pantry for quick meals, and recipe/meal planning ideas.  Please contact us at for more information or to set up a tour.

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Recipe Rehab

Have some favorite (or old family) recipes that are sorely in need of an update? Want to put a healthier spin on them to keep enjoying them guilt-free for years to come? We are now offering RECIPE REHAB where we will run a computerized analysis of the recipe & recommend changes to make them healthier & flavorful.  Cost is $5 per recipe. A very cost-effective way to eat better! Please contact Diane at if you are interested.

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Womens Weight Loss Workshops

Interested in a Nutrition Guest Speaker?

Nutrition is always an interesting topic for groups, be it a school group, church group, business lunch & learns, etc. Sessions can be individualized based on need or interest of the group.  Please contact us at for more information.

Supermarket Tours

Please Patronize Our Friends!

The Joy Source, Julie McGrath, LICSW,

Dreamtime Wellness, Karen Pischke, RN (medical hypnosis),, 187 Lake Street, Peabody MA 01960

Jocelyn Graham, MS, RDN, LDN Sports Nutrition,, 462 Boston Street, Suite 2-S1, Topsfield, MA 01983

Chef Don Doward,

Harmeling Physical Therapy, 5A Hutchinson Drive, Danvers MA 01923, Offering body composition testing & individualized exercise assessments/recommendations (SmartFit program) in addition to physical therapy.

Calling All Rotarians! 

Diane is a proud member of Peabody Rotary! She is available as a guest speaker to area Rotary Clubs for a short presentation on healthy eating &  current nutrition topics. She is also available & willing to present at other service clubs, such as Lions, Kiwanis, Elks, etc. Please send email to for further information or if interested.

 Concierge Nutrition 

Want more individualized nutrition information tailored specifically to you, with menu plans, recipes, shopping lists? Want us to help you food shop for healthier foods, with us side-by -side with you in a supermarket?  Interested in having your whole family involved to make healthier eating a family goal? Want to learn how to eat much healthier in a  restaurant,  how to decipher a menu & how to control portions,  all IN a restaurant? Want to have a nutrition party in your home, where we provide healthy foods & an 1 hour nutrition class? We are now offering a concierge nutrition component to our practice. These are services not traditionally covered by medical insurance.  We can bundle our services or offer a-la-carte programs. Please contact us for further information & pricing.

Health & Wellness Coaching

Other Options, Classes & Events Available:

Food/Healthy Cooking Demonstrations co-led by Diane Dube, M.Ed., RDN, LDN, CDCES and a local chef.  Learn how to prepare easy, healthy meals using ingredients available at your local grocery store or farmer’s market. Please contact for further information.

Guest on Local Media (radio/local Access TV) Looking for a guest on a radio show or local access TV show to chat about current nutrition topics? Our expertise may lend itself to your particular show. Topics can be tailored to your audience’s interest. Please contact for further intormation.

Supper Club in your home

 Other Groups Which May be of Interest:

Diabetes Self-Management Training: Offered by North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG). If you are a patient of NSPG & have diabetes, this is a 10 hr program covered by many medical insurers (please contact your insurer to verify coverage) to help you better understand & manage this chronic condition. Classes meet 4 times per program.  A referral from your physician is required.  These classes are held virtually & will be starting in-person in May 2022. In-person classes will be held at North Shore Physicians Group corporate office in Peabody, MA. If interested, please send email to

Osteoporosis Prevention: Offered by Harmeling Physical Therapy, 5A Hutchinson Drive,  Danvers MA.  This program includes exercises which help to maintain bone density as well as how to ensure adequate calcium & Vitamin D intake to keep bones healthy. The program will be led by physical therapists from Harmeling Physical Therapy. Please contact Harmeling Physical Therapy for class dates & times. The class is free. 

Unless noted, all classes require advance registration. If you wish to register for any of the above classes, register online.  For further info please contact us at .  

All are welcome (you do not need to be a client of our practice to attend). All classes unless otherwise noted will meet at our office at 250 Paradise Road, Swampscott, MA 01907.

Ongoing Classes

Healthy Eating Class

Healthy Eating Classes 

We offer a variety of interesting nutrition classes on many different topics. Past classes have included information on the Mediterranean Diet, De-Mystifying Health Food, Vegetarian Eating, Dietary Ways to Reduce Heart Disease Risk, Diabetes Info & Support groups and weight management, among others. Class times vary from daytime, early evening and Saturday mornings.

We are also available to “take it on the road”. If you would like to sponsor any of the above classes for a corporate site, condo association, PTA group, professional association meeting,  etc., please send an email to .

Dining Out with Di (Currently On HOLD due to COVID-19 pandemic)

Join us as we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, and learn how to manage your dining out experience without losing dietary control. We will discuss best choices on the menu, how to work with the restaurant staff to ensure a healthy yet happy experience, and review how to manage portion sizes. A representative of the restaurant  (chef, owner, manager) will join the group for a brief discussion of their cuisine & how they accomodate special requests, in addition to taking your questions. Restaurant selections have varied from Italian, Asian, American bistros to organic restaurants. Come learn about good nutrition in a delicious way!

Please refer to event page for dates & times of upcoming restaurant events.  These are price-fixe events, which include your meal & taxes/tip. Prices vary depending upon the restaurant.  Class size may be limited due to the size of the restaurant & what they can accomodate. If you wish to bring a spouse/friend, please register them as well so we may provide an accurate head-count to the restaurant for seating.

Kitchen Makeover

Meal Planning Made Easy (available virtually)

As Ben Franklin once said “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. Having an individualized meal plan with customized shopping lists can take a lot of the pain & angst out of the meal planning process for you.  We offer:

* Customized Weekly Menu Planning (tailored to your nutrition goals)

* Specific Shopping List Based on your meal plan & budget

* Ideas for Home Food Prep, including bulk food prep for the week.

Please contact us at for an assessment of your needs & cost estimate.


Intuitive Eating Class

Intuitive Eating Classes (Currently on HOLD due to COVID-19 pandemic)

Feel that you just can’t get control over your eating habits? Wonder if this is “all in my head”?? Learn strategies to get control over your food choices, how to be successful with stopping food cravings in their tracks, and tips on portion control. Three session course. Please refer to events page for updated information re: dates & times when offered.

Supermarket Tours

Local Farms/Farmer’s Markets/CSA (Community Supported Agriculture

We support Newhall Fields in Peabody, MA, which is an organic farm practicing regenerative farming methods. They are one of the principal suppliers of fresh produce & herbs to Haven From Hunger in Peabody. We also can help connect you with local CSA’s and farmer’s markets. Please contact us at if you would like assistance in helping to support local agriculture.

If you are experiencing food insecurity (having difficulty obtaining food or have very limited funds for food purchasing) we can connect you with local resources who may be able to help. Please contact us at for further information.