Culture is Our
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.
We create partnerships with health professionals, policy makers, health advocates and communities around the world.
We work with communities to teach them the importance of consuming healthier foods and it's impact on their health
We teach families how to grow their own foods, or connect them with local gardens to help create sustainable change
We support our communities through ongoing education and resources, long after the trip is over.
What We Do
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 impacted 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 and is currently pursuing her masters in Dietetics with a concentration in Health Informatics. Ashley is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and 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 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 earned 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.