Award Applications Are Open
October 24th through December 4th, 2017
The Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education recognizes health professional training programs that are ahead of the curve in providing nutrition and physical activity education to their students.
“Providers have done a poor job equipping the next generation to manage and prevent obesity. We have to do a better job.”
- Dr. Kofi Essel, General Academic Pediatrics Fellow at Children’s National Health System
Winners will be honored February 8-11, 2018 in Napa Valley, California at Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives®.
Schools or programs offering innovative training
for future health care professionals
Schools or programs offering innovative professional development or graduate training
for current health care professionals
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How Can we Better Prepare Health Care Professionals to Combat the Obesity Epidemic?
Hear from the 2017 Award Winners
Interested in the motivation, innovation, and impact of our awardees? Learn more from the people behind the programs.
Dr. Magdalena Pasarica is the Faculty Advisor and Medical Director for the KNIGHTS Clinic.MEET DR. PASARICA
Dr. Timothy Harlan is the Executive Director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine.MEET DR. HARLAN
Dr. Kofi Essel is a General Academic Pediatrics Fellow at Children’s National Health System.MEET DR. ESSEL