Culture is Our

Speciality

We understand that nutrition is different across the world based on cultures. At EatWell Exchange, we embrace these differences by working with local professionals and communities improve the well-being of everyone.

EatWell Exchange is...

GLOBAL

Partnerships

We create partnerships with health professionals and communities around the world.

Educate

We work with our partners to create dietary standards that incorporate their local cultures.

Travel

We travel around the world to connect with our partners and trade industry standards.

We support our world-wide partners through ongoing education and resources, long after the trip is over.

What We Do

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It Started When...

 Three friends came together and wanted to change the perception of a healthy meal by putting a focus on culture. In February 2017 EatWell Exchange was born and since then we have been providing nutrition education to the populations that need it most, locally and abroad.  

MEET THE DIRECTORS

Ashley’s passion for wellness begun at a young age having both parents with type 2 diabetes and watching them try to manage their disease by making lifestyle changes. Originally from Miami, she noticed how her environment dictated her ability to achieve optimal wellness. For the past 9 years, she has been a Nutrition Educator, originally advising her peers in college as a certified peer health educator and now for families in lower income populations. Ashley earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Florida State University in Dietetics with a minor in religion. Now she is a registered dietitian nutritionist. She believes the way we eat is highly influenced by our families, culture, access to foods and our beliefs or religion. Ashley likes to practice holistic health and tries to incorporate mental, physical and nutrition into her interventions. 

Jasmine works as a Registered Dietitian at a Diabetes Outpatient Facility and she believes in a realistic approach to improving nutritional habits for better quality of life. Her interest in nutrition blossomed from health problems dominating her family's life but could have been corrected through preventive diet measures. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition Dietetics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rosalind Franklin University. She has worked as a Nutrition Educator in the Florida Department of Health for 3 years while counseling patients concerning health issues impacting the community. Throughout her experience and service with the community and with the Florida Health Department, she saw there was a huge need of nutrition education in minorities through culture.

 

Ashley Carter, RD/LDN

Jasmine Westbrooks, M.S., RD/LDN 

Our Programs

Grow Your Own and EatWell

Community gardens are a great way of ensuring fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables will grow in communities that need it the most.  We partner with local organizations to decrease food deserts and increase access to nutritional foods

EatWell and Exchange Internationally

EatWell Exchange learns the values, religious preferences, beliefs and concerns of a location before suggesting any changes. Allowing the conversation to begin, we acknowledge their lifestyle and learn from them as well. As an example, many Caribbean nations refer to diabetes as “sugars” so they do not understand the connection between bread, pasta, rice and the disease because they only associate it with sugar. Over time we can collaborate with different areas and use each other as a resource to improve conditions in other places that have resolved or prevented those same issues.

EatWell and Be Fit!

This program is intended to make communities aware of eating nutritious foods while also being physically active. Exercise is another key factor for adopting a healthy lifestyle so EatWell will offer families and communities education regarding nutrients that will enhance their performance whether in sports or during a daily exercise routine. EatWell exchange will also support other organizations spreading the word regarding fitness whether at health fair events, fit day events or nutrition-related events.

Super Heroes That EatWell

This program is geared towards children ages 5-11 in low socio-economic areas. The goal is to educate participants on MyPlate Guidelines and portion sizes, teach children the difference between the sugar content of popular beverages and review the recommended fluid intake, and encourage children to adopt an active lifestyle through physical activity and limiting screen time. The superhero-themed presentation and activities allow them to become engaged in content and apply the material to their daily life.

Sisters that EatWell

This program is designed to educate participants on nutrition recommendations to prevent chronic diseases and bridge the gap between societies food beliefs and evidenced-based nutritional recommendations. Most importantly we will strive help build a solid foundation to apply knowledge obtained into everyday situations and with their families. Last but not least correct generational unhealthy habits by providing skills to set goals and maintain necessary changes with nutrition awareness and education.

Give it a Try and Cook Your Way Fit!

this program increases the consumption of fruits and vegetables by introducing a new produce item for low income community populations to experience. Low socioeconomic areas are suffering from cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, strokes and other chronic illnesses. The consumption of fruits and vegetables paired with healthy lifestyle changes has been linked to decreased risk for the above conditions while also aiding in treatment. We offer step by step education to these communities on how to properly select, cook and store produce while maintaining its nutrients and providing optimal nutritional value. Produce will be highlighted based on the community being served and the availability of the fruit or vegetable in that area.

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Miami Gardens, Florida 33169

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