Jillena Hernández started learning to love incorporating unique
and exciting whole grains and vegetables into her daily meals
from her mother who refused to eat white flour and sugar. She
blogs about creating delicious plant based meals on her
blog Eat Well, Live
Free. She is a founding member of the California
Maternal Mental Health Task Force and currently works for the
California State Assembly.
Jillena spent six years in Santa Barbara catering and is an avid
vegetarian home cook. She is learning to grow her own food
in her backyard garden, and loves to share the bounty with her
neighbors and friends who frequent her Sacramento house. She
is excited to bring her policy background and her love of sharing
healthy foods to the Center.
“The work of the Food Literacy Center is critical to the
education and health of our community, especially our children.
In a society where there are dedicated aisles to ‘health foods’
in select super markets, it is imperative that people know what
they are eating and where it comes from.”