Anti-Racist Toolkit for Farmers Markets Workgroup Member
My philosophy is that eating healthy needn’t be expensive, difficult or time consuming. I was a recipient of the WIC and SNAP programs, and mother of a one income blended family of 9. I parlayed that experience into a career as a Culinary Educator at a mobile farmers market and writer. I did cooking demos and compiled a cookbook of my recipes which combined WIC staples with fresh produce. Culinary education is an integral part of improving food access and impacting health outcomes. It’s much more effective to tell folks “eating this will improve your health,” then give them a chance to sample it, and follow with instruction on how to shop for and cook it. I have since self published an updated version of my cookbook as Healthy and Homemade: Eating Well On A Budget available on my website.