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David Schulte
Food Literacy Corps Member

David Schulte is an AmeriCorps member serving with Food Literacy Center’s first and second cohorts of Food Literacy Corps. He joined the Food Literacy Corps in September 2016 and will complete his second term in August 2018. David is responsible for teaching food literacy curriculum at 3 low-income elementary schools, procuring produce and supplies for programs, and collecting and reporting data on produce consumption.

David holds an Associates of Science degree in Nutrition and Foods from Consumnes River College.

Why did you choose to do a year of AmeriCorps service?

After serving as an intern for Food Literacy Center, I was excited to have the opportunity to serve as an AmeriCorps member with Food Literacy Center because I see firsthand how hands-on food literacy education can change kids’ lives. 

Favorite moment in the classroom this year?

My favorite moment in the classroom is always when we can get one of the children to try a new fruit or vegetable that he or she did not want to taste, and they are surprised by how yummy it is!

What is the most interesting fruit or vegetable you’ve tried this year?

Watermelon Radish.

What do you plan to do with the skills you’ve gained at Food Literacy Center this year (what’s next)?

After my time with Food Literacy Center my hope is to continue educating all age groups about the importance of nutrition to prevent chronic illness.

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