Nutrition Educator | (314) 325-1293 | Email Alyssa
Alyssa is responsible for leading nutrition-focused culinary classes throughout the St. Louis community. Operation Food Search’s nutrition education programs empower low-income kids, teens, families, and adults with the skills to plan, shop, and prepare healthy and delicious meals on a budget.
Alyssa earned a BA in Urban Studies with a concentration in Community Organization and Social Services from the University of Missouri- Kansas City. During her undergrad, she volunteered with Jumpstart Kansas City as an AmeriCorps Member where she helped to decrease the literacy gap in 3-5 year old children in low-income communities. After receiving her degree, Alyssa served as an AmeriCorps VISTA as the Nutrition Specialist for now Nourish KC (then Episcopal Community Services) where she built capacity in the organization through the integration of nutrition and wellness into their programs.
“Every person, no matter their background, should have access to healthy foods, understand how to prepare healthy meals, and have basic knowledge on nutrition concepts. Access to healthy food and nutrition education is a basic human right. I am passionate about the fight to end hunger, educating others on health and nutrition concepts, and cooking. Operation Food Search allows me to have an impact on the community through direct contact with people of all ages while working with a team who shares the same passion.”