Learn from advocate, educator and leader for food justice Rayna Andrews as she presents her TEDx talk that explores the landscape and impact of food insecurity in the United States and overlays it on the current health outcomes in Milwaukee County. This talk will offer a fresh approach to solving the problem of food insecurity; and how our communities can adopt a collective impact framework that addresses the root causes of household instability that leads to food insecurity. Afterwards, learn from NOURISH educators about healthy salad dressing recipe options and plant your own mason jar garden. Preregistration required.
Rayna Andrews is a public health ambassador, author and activist with her core work in food sovereignty. Rayna is the Founder of the Healthy Food Movement, a food literacy initiative focused on solving preventative health disparities for our next generation. She also serves as the Senior Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
Rayna’s mission in life is to use her power and influence to champion causes that empower our next generation. She envisions a world that operates in abundance and celebrates collective impact that results in healthy and intelligent communities at peace with one another for generations to come.
In her spare time, she enjoys sharing her latest book Alex McGreen and the Tale of the Mysterious Kale with young readers at area food pantries and local Boys & Girls Clubs. She also volunteers her time on several boards: President of the Rotary Club of Mequon-Milwaukee Afterhours, Assistant Governor of Rotary International District 6270 and Co-Chair of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Cancer Center Community Advisory Board. Rayna holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Urban Planning, a certification in Commercial Real Estate from Marquette University and a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.