Health Policy

The Texas Medical Center’s Healthy Eating Initiatives

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Add to Calendar

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Please join us as we discuss the results of the TMC Health Policy Institute’s Healthy Eating Initiative, our effort to promote healthy food choices within the medical center — and beyond.

We’ll discuss the results of several TMC efforts to promote healthy eating including:

  • Labeling vending machines across the TMC
  • Labeling cafeteria menu items in the TMC
  • Engaging employees in a weight-reduction program
  • Encouraging the purchase of healthy foods at corner stores in Houston neighborhoods


Arthur “Tim” Garson, Jr.
Director, Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute

Stephen Linder
Associate Director, TMC Health Policy Institute
Director, Institute for Health Policy at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health

Jasmine Opusunju
Executive Director, CAN DO Houston

E. Lisako McKyer
Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Shreela Sharma
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, UTHealth School of Public Health

Mudita Upadhyaya
Senior Program Manager-Wellness, UTHealth


Thursday, February 28, 2019
Results & Discussion: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Drinks & (healthy) hors d’oeuvres: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Complimentary parking is available at 6550 Bertner Ave.


Third Coast Restaurant

6550 Bertner Ave.


Ryan Holeywell