“There are many downstream implications of obesity as well as chronic disease so being able to train future physicians and health care providers is critical.”
- Dr. Hope Barkoukis, Case Western Reserve University
Many of America’s health care professionals are not prepared to consistently deliver effective counseling on maintaining a healthy weight, diet, and physical activity level, despite staggering rates of obesity and related chronic diseases.
Congratulations to the 2018 Award Winners
Health professional training programs that are ahead of the curve in providing nutrition, physical activity and obesity counseling education to their students
The most innovative program for future health care professionals
The Jack, Joseph, Morton Mandel Professorship in Wellness & Preventive Care
at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
The most innovative program for current health care professionals
CHEF (Culinary Health Education for Families)
at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
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Hear from the 2018 Award Winners
Interested in the motivation, innovation, and impact of our awardees? Learn more from the people behind the programs.
Dr. Hope Barkoukis is the Jack, Joseph, Morton Mandel Professorship in Wellness & Preventive Care and Interim Chair Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Suzanne Mead Feldmann is the Chief Executive Officer of Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
How Can we Better Prepare Health Care Professionals to Combat the Obesity Epidemic?
“We know that physicians receive very little nutrition education during their formal medical education."
- Suzanne Mead Feldmann, Chief Executive Officer of CHEF