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Friday, October 23 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
The Flying Carrot Food Literacy Project: A Vehicle to Community Resilience

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The Flying Carrot is an innovative mobile project that fosters food awareness and empowers individuals to improve the wellbeing of themselves, the community and the planet by providing creative hands-on experiences, building cooking skills and improving access to local, seasonal and sustainable food. The Flying Carrot started with a broad idea to bring locally-grown produce coupled with nutrition education to the Pikes Peak community. Using surplus from CSA shares, the project is linked to Colorado Farm and Art Market and connects farmers to market patrons by providing exposure to local food through taste education, while eliminating food waste. Graduate students in Sport Nutrition at the University of Colorado (UCCS) pick up leftover shares, communicate amongst each other from farm to farm (where they intern) and trial the weekly curriculum. This session introduces the Flying Carrot with an interactive session, illustrating the Carrot’s heart and soul as vehicle to community resilience. Presented by Nanna L. Meyer of University of Colorado, Zoe Lefrancois-Hanson of University of Colorado, Ashley White-Judson of Pikes Peak Urban Farms and Kim WIlliams of Venetucci Farms.


Zoe Lefrancois-Hanson

University of Colorado, Boulder
Zoe Lefrancois-Hanson is a sport nutrition graduate student at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and a graduate assistant for the food literacy project called “The Flying Carrot”. Active in the local food movement, Zoe interned with the Arkansas Valley Organic Growers... Read More →

Nanna L. Meyer

University of Colorado
Nanna L. Meyer is Associate Professor in Health Sciences at the University of Colorado (UCCS). Nanna founded the UCCS Sport Nutrition Graduate Program. Nanna has been in Olympic sport nutrition since 1996 and contributes to sport nutrition research in winter sports and athletes at... Read More →

Ashley White-Judson

Pikes Peak Urban Garden
Ashley White-Judson (Pikes Peak Urban Gardens) After more than a decade of work in corporate and nonprofit sectors, Ashley left her career to pursue her true passion as a nutrition educator. As a current Sport Nutrition graduate student she has been very been fortunate to work as... Read More →

Kim Williams

Venetucci Farms
Kim Williams (Venetucci Farm) Since graduating from Adams State College in 2008 with a B.S in Human Performance, Kim went on to pursue a career in management. After dabbling in restaurant management and collegiate level coaching, she realized that her true passion lies in food and... Read More →

Friday October 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm MDT
Humanities 1B90

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