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Every child deserves the chance to live a healthy, productive life into adulthood.
The Mission.

The mission of Project H.E.A.T. (Healthy Eating Action Team)(TM) Inc. - 501(c)3 is to create positive, lasting sensory memories emphasizing the importance of fresh foods for a healthy life. 

Chef Christian C.G. Chavanne

Project H.E.A.T. (Healthy Eating Action Team) Inc. [Founder and Program Director]

Ma Cuisine Culinary Services [Owner]

A native of the French Riviera, Christian Chavanne, Chef, culinary consultant, instructor, writer, and television host has a passion and appreciation for foods of all cultures with a special emphasis on the cuisines of his native Provence and the Mediterranean as well as California, South West and regional cooking of North America. There is no greater thrill for him than taking a recipe with excess salt, fat, sugar and cholesterol and transforming it into an equally satisfying, well balanced, colorful and flavorful meal.

Beginning at age fourteen, Christian spent nine years training to become a Chef. His apprenticeship spanned several countries, starting in France at the Cannes Yacht Club. Christian established himself on the United States West Coast and worked as a chef, and restaurant manager, striving to become experienced in all areas of the food industry. While living in southern California, Christian became interested in the exciting culinary experiments taking place in northern California's wine country and moved to the Napa Valley to work for the famed Auberge du Soleil Restaurant and later Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa in Sonoma, California.  As Spa Chef for Sonoma Mission Inn, Christian worked closely with the Spa's nutritionist in an effort to continually develop exciting and healthy dishes garnering national recognition by Food and Wine magazine.

Christian was promoted to Chef de Cuisine of the Premier Group which included, the Norwich Inn and Spa in Connecticut and California Terrace in Monte Carlo, Monaco on the French Riviera and national media tour spokesperson promoting the Spa Food Cookbook across the United States with personal appearances on Good Morning America, as well as all major morning shows, radio and print media.

Christian joined Four Seasons hotel chain to launch their spa in Irving, Texas where he met his wife Fredna, a native Texan. As a culinary consultant, Christian's services were sought after by corporations such as Marriott, Golden Door Spa and Galaxy Food Corporation and organizations such as the South West Meat Packers Association and the Kaiser Family Foundation where Christian, along with other nationally known chefs such as Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck and Jaques Pepin worked together to promote national awareness of project L.E.A.N. (Low-fat Eating for America Now). 


Christian continually experiments with new ingredients and techniques that keep him at the top of this culinary profession. He is also founder and operator of Ma Cuisine Culinary Services, conducting consulting services, restaurant/menu design, cooking classes and seminars and food writing. He is also the passionate founder and Program Director for Project H.E.A.T. (Healthy Eating Action Team) Inc, a 501(c)3 non profit organization providing nutrition education for children and their families and promoting the importance making positive food choices for a healthy lifestyle.

His goal is to see children live long productive lives free from obesity and the health issues that creates.

The Vision.
Presenting school age children with nutritional information in an exciting, experiential manner using interactive curricula, materials and instruction will save the lives of future adults in America. 
Our team of presenters grasp the child's attention with excitement and enthusiasm while presenting the interactive cycle of food and the human body from the seed to the stomach. 
By creating a positive association with fresh nutrition filled foods children begin to understand the importance of the choices they make on a daily basis. Educator and family involvement is an integral part of this process and is supported by nutritional information, supportive activities and practical, affordable solutions resulting in positive health benefits for the entire community. 
It is our belief that the current and alarming trend of childhood obesity is being reversed with each family we impact and this and future generations of Americans will embody the strength and vigor of our forefathers continuing to make America the great country it is.
Board Members
Mike Powell
Executive Director/CEO of Meals on Wheels in Tyler, Texas since 1990

Cathy Krafve
Freelance Writer 

Pam Van Meter
Registered dietician on staff at Bethesda Health Clinic, Tyler, TX

Brooke Buffington 
Consumer Nutrition Specialist for Brookshire's Grocery Company

Christian Chavanne
Owner, Ma Cuisine Culinary Consuting
Food Writer and Educator
Founder of Project H.E.A.T. (Healthy Eating Action Team) Inc.
Program Director (Project H.E.A.T)

Fredna Cade Chavanne
Executive Director
Co-Owner, Ma Cuisine Culinary Consuting
Founder of Project H.E.A.T. (Healthy Eating Action Team) Inc.

Edwin Santos
Physical Therapist
PerformancePro Outpatient Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
A fun, action-packed way to learn about the origin and benefits of fresh foods. Experience fresh food in a fun and different way!
Peel & freeze bananas, blend with frozen berries and a little white grape juice and you'll think you're eating ice cream!
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