Cooking with a coronary heart | Letters to the editor

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For the past three years, I’ve been proud to be the American Heart Association’s Mobile Kitchen Chef in the Triad. I happily gave up my career in gourmet restaurants to promote food literacy in the community. I love helping others learn about food and living and living a healthy lifestyle. With the support of Healthy Blue, teaching families how to cook healthy meals is helping us build a healthier triad. There are 47 food deserts in the triad; That’s over 150,000 people in our church who don’t know where their next meal will come from. During this difficult time during COVID-19, I was able to work with organizations across the triad to feed families in need. Just one example is what we were able to do together with UnitedHealthcare. In cooperation with Cone Health Healthy Communities and plenty of land food for all farmers in High Point, we were able to provide families in our community with 850 fresh produce boxes. When I see our neighbors receiving the boxes of products and hear how excited they were to cook healthy recipes using fresh vegetables, I feel even more proud of what I do and where we live.