Good Food Jobs Features NJ Service Member Lauren Nixon

Education is the gateway to food for so many of us, and Lauren is no exception. Lauren describes the alienation that so many of us feel when we attempt to make a difference in our own diets, by ourselves, and we couldn’t agree more that every individual needs a ‘tribe’ to support them, and the food movement as a whole.

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a FoodCorps Service Member, click here! The deadline to apply for this year’s program is Sunday, March 30th, 2014.

When did you know that you wanted to work in food?

I was never officially taught to cook, but I’ve always had a voracious appetite—especially for vegetables. In high school, I remember watching the Food Network for hours on end, and wanting so desperately to cook.  And then one day, after lots of reading and lots of blaring smoke detectors, it just sort of happened.

Read Lauren’s full answer to this question and many more.