2016 EATWISE Interns

EATWISE (Educated and Aware Teens Who Inspire Smart Eating) is a free nutrition education program developed with teens, for teens empowering them to make smart food choices for themselves and promote healthy dietary habits in others at home, among their peers and within their communities.

Meet The AMBASSADORS

  • Lauren
    Lauren
  • Alondra
    Alondra
  • Kadija
    Kadija
  • Annie
    Annie
  • Christine
    Christine
  • Jaynaba
    Jaynaba
  • Katherine
    Katherine
  • Shawna
    Shawna
  • Nehiesha
    Nehiesha
  • Alana
    Alana
  • Chef Max Hardy
    Chef Max Hardy
    Private Chef & Entrepreneur
Lauren

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Favorite Healthy Food: Pineapples

Favorite Healthy Habit: To go for a walk

How will you Change One Thing?  To learn about health and nutrition

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? I would like to learn how to eat healthy

Alondra

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Favorite Healthy Food: Avocado

Favorite Healthy Habit: Drinking a bottle of water everyday

How will you Change One Thing? Take a walk everyday after dinner.

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? I want to learn how to introduce healthier foods into my everyday meal.

Kadija

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Favorite Healthy Food: Grilled Chicken Salad

Favorite Healthy Habit: Running

How will you Change One Thing?  Try to stop drinking soda

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? I would like to learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Annie

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Favorite Healthy Food: Frozen Bananas

Favorite Healthy Habit: I love swimming and biking

How will you Change One Thing? Go to sleep earlier and wake up earlier on day off/weekends

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? I would like to learn how to answer questions quickly, especially in cases where media is involved, and when I am speaking in public.

Christine

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Favorite Healthy Food: Frozen Grapes

Favorite Healthy Habit: Eating well for most of the week, but letting go for one day a week to also maintain my sanity!

How will you Change One Thing?  I want to drink more water, 3 bottles per day, my skin is all dry and cracked.

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? I would like to learn how to get more comfortable with public speaking; to be able to advocate for a healthier life.

Jaynaba

Jaynaba

Favorite Healthy Food: Apples

Favorite Healthy Habit: Exercising

How will you Change One Thing?  I would change one thing by drinking more water

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? One thing I want to learn in EATWISE is leadership, and learning about nutrition.

Katherine

Katherine

Favorite Healthy Food: Mangoes

Favorite Healthy Habit: Going up the stairs instead of the elevator

How will you Change One Thing?  After eating don’t go straight to bed, instead walk outside for a while

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? How to cook a healthy meal

Shawna

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I enjoy writing, I’m determined, and I want to become an asset to society.

Favorite Healthy Food: Mangoes

Favorite Healthy Habit: Swimming

How will you Change One Thing?  Be more physically active and eat healthier.

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? I want to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle and helping others to as well.

 

Nehiesha

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Favorite Healthy Food: Grapes

Favorite Healthy Habit: Trying to drink water instead of juice

How will you Change One Thing?  I would like to do more physical activity this summer. I will be walking back and fourth to the train station everyday.

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE? I would like to learn how to use whole foods or other foods to make a good meal.

Alana

Alana

Favorite Healthy Food:

Favorite Healthy Habit:

How will you Change One Thing?

What is one thing you want to learn in EATWISE?

Chef Max Hardy
Private Chef & Entrepreneur

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Chef Max Hardy currently serves as the Director of Food Bank For New York City’s Community Kitchen in West Harlem and is a member of  the organization’s Culinary Council.  Prior to his work with Food Bank, Chef Max served as the personal chef to Amar’e Stoudemire from the New York Knicks and his family.  He and Amar’e have a cookbook set to release June 2014 called Cooking with Amar’e – 100 Easy Recipes for Pros and Rookies in the Kitchen.

Chef Max began his culinary experience in the Culinary Arts Program at Wharton High School in Tampa, FL. Working under the program’s Executive Chef, Edward Bujarski, Chef Max began catering events in the Tampa community. Recognized for his exceptional culinary skills and his talent on and off the basketball court, Chef Max was awarded a scholarship to attend Johnson & Wales University in Miami, FL.

Chef Max Miami, Chef Max’s a catering company, specializing in a range of recipes of American, Asian, Caribbean, French, and Kosher cuisine. Proving to be a success, Chef Max has been able to train and employ a number of chefs between Miami, New York, and Los Angeles. Chef Max’s clientele including award winning Hip Hop and R&B artists, actors, professional athletes, and dignitaries like the Prince of Dubai and Prime Minister of Turks and Caicos.

Outside the kitchen, Chef Max created Chef Max Designs, a chef apparel line that gives a modern style to classic chef ware.

Chef Max is also philanthropist and founder of the foundation One Chef Can 86 Hunger (www.onechefcan86hunger.org). One Chef Can 86 Hunger is a not-for-profit organization that works toward raising awareness of the hunger epidemic in America. The Foundation is also committed to bringing culinary arts to inner city communities through its culinary programs and scholarships to the next generation of young chefs. His personally designed culinary program with Opportunity Charter School in Harlem is the basis for the class where he teaches the students both culinary and life skills.

With the help of its board and supporters, One Chef Can 86 Hunger has been working to raise funds to support our commitment to educating people about the hunger crisis in America and offering not only healthier but cost effective alternatives. The Foundation has also been able to introduce culinary arts to communities through its programming with schools and community centers; in addition to lectures and panel discussions, giving students practical and fundamental knowledge of the wonderful world of culinary arts.

January 2014, Chef Max competed in The Food Network’s Chopped and has been featured in Bon Appétit, Essence Magazine and NBC’s thegrio.com, New York Post, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. His hard work and persistence has been the key to him reaching his success. Chef Max continues to excel in culinary arts and has no desire to stop–hoping that with each dish he creates, people will be able to “taste his dedication to excellence in every bite.”

For additional information on Chef Max Hardy please visit www.chefmaxhardy.com.

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About EATWISE

EATWISE Teens

EATWISE (Educated and Aware Teens Who Inspire Smart Eating) is a free nutrition education program developed with teens, for teens empowering them to make smart food choices for themselves and promote healthy dietary habits in others at home, among their peers and within their communities. EATWISE gives teens the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about what they eat and drink and trains them to help others through education and social media initiatives.

Become an EATWISE Peer Educator will help you:

  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Increase knowledge of food and nutrition issues.
  • Become educated about healthy eating, food systems and peer education.
  • Improve your eating habits and those of your families and friends.
  • Increase your physical activity.

As an ambassador you will:

  • Become comfortable with public speaking and problem solving.
  • Work with teachers and school staff to conduct in-class lessons in their high schools.
  • Attend a comprehensive training to become well-versed in nutrition concepts and information.
  • Serve as a Change One Thing ambassador to provide specific action steps that peers can apply to their lives.
  • Serve as a Food Bank For New York City ambassador and able to speak on the Food Bank services.

Are you interested in becoming an EATWISE Teen Ambassador? Please fill out the form below.

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Are you interested in bringing EATWISE to your school?  Please fill out the form below and a member of Food Bank For New York City’s team will contact you.

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I needed guidance and this is where EATWISE comes in. EATWISE gave me the information I needed and really helpful tips. I even learned how to cook healthy and nutritious recipes that tasted amazing.
Khadijah

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Join the EATWISE teens in improving food access in communities across New York City.

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