The Harvest Home Eating for Good Health Program (EFGH) is designed to educate community residents, both at farmers markets and local venues, year round. A primary goal of the program is to create educated, health-conscious consumers of all ages. The program aims to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables by linking broader community health issues to dietary practices, while introducing market shoppers to easy, plant-based recipes. Community Chef Educators will work as part of a team of two in the preparation and delivery of nutrition and cooking workshops at farmers markets.
- Prepare for and implement interactive cooking demonstrations as part of nutrition education workshops in accordance with program curriculum
- Assist with and ensure proper set-up and breakdown of cooking equipment and educational materials
- Promoting healthy eating practices at the markets by conducting cooking demonstrations, distributing samples and recipe cards, and providing culturally competent nutrition education.
- Completion of a mandatory 20-hour Community Food Educator training program with an emphasis on community engagement, using local and seasonal fruits and vegetables, and food handling/cooking techniques.
- Collecting data and administering surveys to customers.
- Communicating daily with the Program Coordinator to ensure smooth operations.
- Working with community-based organizations, health and nutrition organizations, and community residents from several NYC neighborhoods