At some point, the thought of eating healthier crosses the mind, but actually doing it can be the hard part. Medical students at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine have launched a study that is benefiting Southside ISD families. More than a dozen families are participating in the SOMA! Cenas! nutritional kitchen educational pilot. The overall goal of the project is to offer self-management support. For two months families will be assessed through self-management support groups conducted prior to the food demonstration . They will be measured to see whether there was an increase in self-motivation and confidence by lowering barriers through nutrition education, cooking class, recipes, transportation, and fruits and vegetables. While parents participated in focus groups, about 30 of the district’s children played games with medical students. You might call it, their first introduction into medical school. Parents will return in February to report their progress. The results of this study will be used to help families understand the importance of nutrition and easy methods to modify eating habits. Also, the findings will be presented to the San Antonio City Council to give city leaders an insight into the progress and partnership with the Southside ISD. Before leaving, families were given a bag of groceries from HEB so they can begin practicing healthy cooking habits.