Nutrition and Public Health

Motivated by the belief that all kids deserve to grow up healthy, many alumni go into fields related to nutrition and public health. They become health educators, researchers, clinical dietitians, and more. A number of alumni credit their FoodCorps experience in helping them secure dietetic internships.

Profiles

 

Vincent Webb Jr.Vincent Webb Jr.

Family and Consumer Science Agent, Guilford County Cooperative Extension

NC ’16

Vincent served with FoodCorps in Nash and Edgecombe counties in 2015-2016. Prior to his service with FoodCorps, Vincent served for over seven years in the Navy Reserve, which provided him with many skills that prepared him for the work he’s doing now. When he graduated from UNC-Greensboro in 2015, he knew that he wanted to serve his home community; his experience with FoodCorps solidified this goal. Now in his work as a Family and Consumer Science Agent, Vincent educates his community about healthy cooking and eating habits and the nutritional benefits of different foods.

I love serving the community because it allows me to help others, and build meaningful relationships with others. This is what we’re created for. ”
– Vincent Webb Jr.

Michaela CatonMichaela Caton

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Lifestyle Medical Centers

NJ ’14

Michaela’s service in New Jersey stoked her passion for reducing preventable diseases among children and adults. She is now working as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, providing medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling to children and adults. She assists in each individual’s unique journey toward optimal health and provides counseling and weight-loss programs in a positive and supportive environment at LifeStyle Medical Centers in North Carolina.

 

 

My experience with FoodCorps gave me a competitive edge when applying for a dietetic internship for the second time. It also allowed me to grow as a person, gave me support and encouragement and, in the end, helped me find my path in life.”
– Michaela Caton