We’re thrilled to announce our June Educator of the Month, Maya Campbell! As someone who loves to cook, she believes that your health is your wealth and it’s important to know what you are putting in your body. Maya believes that food education is imperative because eating habits start at a young age, and loves showing kids how to express themselves creatively through cooking. Out of her love of food and helping others, Maya decided to embrace a career geared towards nutrition. This year, Maya started as a classroom assistant, quickly working her way up to five days of classes with Allergic to Salad. We love her passion, drive, and positive spirit, and will dearly miss her next year as she continues on to work with FoodCorps.
Want to know more about Maya? She’s here to answer a few questions about herself.
Which ATS Classes do you teach/what ages?
I teach at P.S. 343 (Peck Slip) on Mondays, Center School on Tuesdays, P.S./M.S. 218 on Wednesdays, and P.S. 20K on Thursdays and Fridays.
Briefly describe your background in food, cooking and/or teaching, and how did you get started doing this work?
I have always loved to cook healthy dishes for myself and others. Over time, cooking and educating others on ways to eat healthier has become a huge passion of mine.
My favorite food is homemade macaroni and cheese.
In your opinion or experience, why is food education important?
Food education is important because I truly believe that it is important to care about your health and know what you are putting in your body. Educating children is very important because they are able to form good eating habits at a young age.
You can also check out Maya on her food blog, Maya’s Menu (https://www.mayasmenu.com), where she aims to educate about nutrition and provide healthy alternatives to everyone’s favorite dishes. Thank you, Maya, for all that you’ve done for us this year!
This is our last Educator of the Month post for the 2018-19 school year. We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know some of the amazing people who teach with Allergic to Salad, and we’ll be back in the fall showcasing more of our incredible teammates. Until then, happy summer!
See you next time,
The Allergic to Salad Team