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Health Ambassadors

Health Ambassadors: Neighbor-to-Neighbor Nutrition Education

Our Beyond Hunger team recently participated in the Chicago Food Policy Action Council's Annual Summit.  We had the opportunity to highlight the important work of our Health Ambassadors.

"Imagine a community where your neighbors provide free nutrition education and healthy cooking tips to everyone in your family regardless of their income or insurance status. This panel will discuss Beyond Hunger's Health Ambassadors program, a paid nutrition education pilot program for people with lived experiences. Empowered with extensive skills and knowledge of nutrition education and diabetes management, our Health Ambassadors advocate for healthy cooking and eating habits and reduce barriers to nutrition education through workshops, Farmers Markets, health fairs, and more. Starting as a grassroots effort in Austin, the Health Ambassadors are creating a new health paradigm by impacting nutrition security for generations to come, one neighbor at a time."

Watch the presentation here