CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - The WVU MedCHEFS and the WVU Medicine Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health are offering cooking demos at Jefferson County Community Ministries (JCCM) on the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. The next demo will be held on March 17. 

The Medical Curriculum in Health Exercise and Food Sciences (MedCHEFS) program was developed at the WVU School of Medicine Eastern Division to emphasize nutrition and exercise interactions between medical doctors and patients. The MedCHEFS program provides medical students with effective tools to help them change health problems like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, which are most common in West Virginia.

Attendees will join Rosie Cannarella Lorenzetti, M.D., Madison Humerick, M.D., WVU medical students, and Scott Anderson, chef and co-owner of Community Garden Market in Shepherdstown, to learn healthy cooking techniques and taste the foods that are prepared. There will be a prize drawing and giveaways for all.

Clients of JCCM will receive a meal and bag of ingredients from the food pantry. Recipes highlighting foods available in the pantry will be offered. The cooking demo counts as one opportunity for JCCM clients.  

The WVU MedCHEFS cooking demo is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. JCCM is located at 238 W. Washington Street in Charles Town.

For more information, contact Nathan Fiore at 304-596-6323 or

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