Healthy Should Be A Given by Johanna

Johanna's entry into Varsity Tutor's June 2020 scholarship contest

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Healthy Should Be A Given by Johanna - June 2020 Scholarship Essay

I think we can all say life is full of risk and uncertainty. As a person who has never had anything handed to her, I want to take a risk. I want to take a chance on myself, for my life and my career and take my education about food to the next level. As a hard worker and ambitious person, I want to apply myself at Johnson and Wales University and become someone who will make a difference in the culinary world.
Growing up it was a given that every meal my family ate came from our local food bank, whether it was boxed, canned, or frozen. Though I never had the best ingredients or the healthiest foods to cook with, my mom taught me how to cook and bake with the items that were accessible to us. I want to take what I have learned from my mother and what I will learn from Johnson and Wales University and Drive Progress in my community. I want to create a place where I can provide healthy and affordable food for my community. Where healthy, whole foods are an option to enjoy rather than a luxury for people who have money. Healthy should be a given in this world, not something you have to question. Eating food should be enjoyable and a time where a family can spend time together.