Many thanks to Community Food Education (CFE) volunteer Beverly Pressey for her enthusiasm and dependability!
Beverly first signed up to volunteer with us in Spring 2021, hoping to bring her experience as a dietician to the role of Nutrition Facilitator in our Cooking Matters classes. But since we were were hosting fewer classes at the time because of the pandemic, we encouraged her to volunteer at Marra Farm instead.
Since then – a full two farm seasons ago – Beverly has volunteered every Friday as a Marra Farm Giving Gardener, planting vegetable starts and seeds, weeding, and washing and weighing produce for Sea Mar’s Food FARMácia and the Providence Regina Food Bank. It’s been a huge help to the program to have a volunteer who brings such enthusiasm to the work, rain or shine!
Not only is Beverly a dedicated Marra Farm volunteer (with more farm hours than any other volunteer in the past two years!), she eventually became one of Cooking Matters’ newest facilitators as well, joining her first class in October. During the virtual six-week class series with parents at a local elementary school, Beverly shared her expertise as a registered dietician and offered tips to help parents create positive experiences with food for their kids. She’s a gifted facilitator who’s great at adapting to the shifting needs of a virtual learning environment.
As a registered dietician, Beverly works to educate parents and childcare providers about how they can create positive experiences with food for kids. In her work with parents, childcare providers, and kids, she works to create calm, enjoyable, and fun mealtimes, introducing kids to a wide variety of foods. A parent herself, Beverly has also authored a book, Simple and Savvy Strategies for Creating Healthy Eaters.
Beverly has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside, and we’re so thankful to have her as part of our team! Thank you, Beverly!
Questions about volunteering with Community Food Education? Contact Shana McCann at 206.694.6869 or email@example.com.
Cooking Matters at Home
Solid Ground’s Community Food Education (CFE) program hosts cooking and nutrition classes to support healthy and holistic living on a budget. The CFE team posts recipes and cooking videos to offer resources, tips, and tricks that you can practice at home. Visit our Food & Nutrition webpage for more info and resources.