In Practice: Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

General Session

Rooted in the belief that food is medicine, CHEF teaches children and families basic nutrition and practical cooking skills, with the long-term goal of motivating individuals and communities to adopt and sustain healthier eating habits. Classes are offered for children and their families at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio as well as other locations in the community. Physicians and other medical providers can refer their patients to CHEF.

 


Presenters

Julie La Barba

Julie La Barba

Julie La Barba, M.D., FAAP, is the medical director for CHEF (Culinary Health Education for Families) at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.


Celina Paras

Celina Parás

Celina Parás, MSc, RDN, L.D., is the Nutrition Education Specialist of the Culinary Health Education for Families program (CHEF) at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.