School of Medicine

Choosing Healthy, Eating Fresh

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About Us

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We are a group of medical students poised to reinvigorate the relationship between food and the field of medicine. Our overarching goal is to increase the knowledge and accessibility of healthy, fresh food for medical students, patients, and healthcare professionals alike through two key efforts: education and community involvement.

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CHEF Elective Course

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The choosing healthy, eating fresh elective course is meant to enhance the medical school nutritional curriculum through a hands-on course for second year medical students, such that they will be better prepared to educate their future patients and can serve as stewards of healthy living. This goal will be accomplished through didactic discussions, culinary instruction and independent nutrition projects.

Credit: 1.5 hours of pre-clerkship elective credit
Location: Student lounge
Enrollment: Applications are sent out by the end of the MS1 year and the class is open to MS2’s in the fall. Student selection is performed by a combined application and lottery system. Official enrollment with the registrar is completed by elective chairs.
Instructional Time: expected to run 6:15 - 9:15 p.m.

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CHEF Activity Highlights

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  • CHEF Bariatric Surgery Program at Texas Children's Hospital cooking and nutrition education classes
  • Baylor College of Medicine Farmer’s Market
  • CHEF cooking and nutrition education classes with PAIR refugees
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