Let em Cook

To help us bring health and wellness tips to you, we’ve teamed up with exercise professional Chris Cosky, Chef Keith Butler and Judy Dodd, Dietitian/Nutritionist. On this page, you’ll find videos, recipes and tips to keep your mind, body and soul healthy.

Meet the Experts

Chris Cosky
Exercise Professional and Founder of B Well Nation 

 

Chris is an exercise professional and 50+ fitness specialist certified by the American Council on Exercise. She’s the owner of B Well Nation LLC, a personal training and small group training studio in Patterson Township, Beaver County. She’s also the co-author of B Well AT HOME, a beginner resistance training program. When not in studio with clients or developing programs, Chris is kept VERY active with a son in his senior year of high school, her husband Pete & two ALWAYS ready to exercise dogs. Contact Chris at chrisbwellnation@gmail.com or 724.384.0765

Judy Dodd, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

Retired Professor, University of Pittsburgh Dietetics and Nutrition

 

Judy Dodd is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and a graduate of CARNEGIE Mellon and The University of Pittsburgh. Judy began her career in hospital and restaurant food service. Today her specialty lies in community-based nutrition and food education. For over forty years she taught campus-based and on-line graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State. She’s assisted schools with nutrition education from pre-school through secondary, has served as a WIC nutrition education director, and as the food and nutrition advisor to Giant Eagle Supermarkets. Most recently she has initiated and managed on-line communications with staff and volunteers at food pantries, senior centers, and agencies involved in food distribution. Active in the profession of dietetics and in the community, Judy has held numerous volunteer positions, most notably serving as President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Locally she has been involved in The American Heart Association, Action for Healthy Kids, Let’s Move Pittsburgh, and WIC.

 

Judy has an ongoing partnership with Chef Keith Butler to bring nutrition education to the communities she cares so much about.

Chef Keith Butler

 

Chef Keith Butler is a Pittsburgh native. At a very young age he always expressed a genuine passion for Culinary Arts. As a young adult, Chef Keith trained with his mentor and uncle, the late Robert “Dr. Bob” McCall, a well-known local restauranteur.

 

Training with his uncle helped develop his enthusiasm for Culinary Arts. He later became a Culinary Arts graduate of Community College of Allegheny County.

Throughout his career, Chef Keith has instructed Culinary Arts for over 25 years at various institutions, workshops, and events. He is currently an educator at Bidwell Training Center, Culinary Arts Department.

 

Chef Keith is a member of The 100 Black Men National Health and Wellness Committee and The Pittsburgh Public Schools Advisory Culinary Arts Board. He has also volunteered with numerous organizations and have received accolades and awards for his accomplishments and outstanding merit.

 

Chef Keith has performed countless cooking demonstrations throughout Pittsburgh including “WQED Cooks”. He is the creator of the Facebook group, “Pittsburgh Chefs and Foodies Unite”, which offers its members a platform for networking, recipe sharing, career opportunities and resources in the food industry. He is also the owner and Executive Chef of “Hannah’s Catering”.

 

A more recent project of his, is the “Chefs Outreach Association”, a Non-profit organization designed to educate the community on all aspects of culinary arts and focus on healthy cooking while promoting generational health.

 

Chef Keith firmly believes in giving back to the community. He will continue to dedicate himself in the Culinary Arts industry, through community outreach and educating the community on health and wellness.