Meet Taylor, one of our EAT360 Program Coordinators!
As an EAT360 Coordinator, Taylor provides nutrition education and hands-on cooking experiences for both K-8 students and their caregivers in our partner schools. This year, worked with Solis-Cohen and Ziegler Elementary Schools. To help you get to know her more, we sat down with Taylor to to ask her a few quick questions as a part of a #VCPeople Series.
If you were a vegetable, what would you be and why?
I would be a sweet potato! I am sweet, versatile, and provide great energy!
What drew you to working for Vetri Community Partnership?
I joined FoodCorps in 2018-2019. While being a service member for FoodCorps, I really loved what we did and knew I wanted to pursue something just like it when I finished. After searching through different organizations, I came across VCP. I connected to the mission and vision, and knew it was the perfect place for me.
What’s an interest that you could go on and on about?
To no surprise, anything revolving around food, how it is made, or food from different cultures… You name it! If it has anything to deal with food, I will go on and on for hours.
Who would you choose (current or historical!) to be your life mentor, and why?
There are so many to choose from! One of my mentors would be Chef Ann Cooper. She is an great advocate of healthy food for all children, and she is a champion of school food reform. Chef Ann is also a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, where I graduated from! I aspire to be of service for all children, especially those who lack the resources, and be an advocate for them to ensure they get the healthy food they deserve.
What is something that you like to do to keep a positive mindset?
Taking the time for self-care has really made a positive impact on me. A nice charcoal face mask, deep conditioning my hair, and drinking my hazelnut coffee are some self-care things that I love to do!
What was your favorite after school activity growing up?
I was on a step team as a kid. I loved being around my friends who were also a part of the team, and all the different step routines and chants we came up with. I still remember a few moves to this day.