Jade Umberger

FreshRx Food Systems Associate  Email Jade | (314) 325-1302

As the Fresh Rx Food Systems Associate, Jade is responsible for engaging high school students, staff, and community partners around the Fresh Rx: Prescribing Healthy Futures program.

Before joining the team at OFS, Jade completed two AmeriCorps terms in North Carolina. As a VISTA she collaborated with East Carolina University and a local community garden nonprofit; then she moved to Rocky Mount, NC, to serve as a FoodCorps AmeriCorps member in local elementary schools, tying learning standards to nutrition and garden education in outdoor classrooms. Jade has a B.S. in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics from Illinois State University.

From Jade: “I believe that everyone has a right to good food, and that place and resources should not be barriers to health. Through active citizenship and sharing knowledge, I hope to be part of cultivating a community where minds and bellies are full.

“I am also sincelery happy to be at an a-maize-ing organization where my food pun potential is appeachiated.”