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Sonia Chan

Sonia Chan
Food Literacy Corps Member

What is your educational background?
I graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Nutrition and Food, and I’m currently working on my Masters Degree in Nutrition.

In which schools are you currently serving?
Bret Harte, Leataata Floyd, John Still, and John Sloat Elementary schools.

Why did you choose to do a year of AmeriCorps service?
I’m a nutrition major, so I was looking for something nutrition-related. After reviewing the Food Literacy Center website, it seemed like an organization that was fun to work for and one that truly makes a difference in the community. It turned out to be both of those things!

Favorite moment in the classroom so far?
My favorite moment so far was going into a new school and seeing the kids get excited when they found out they get to help cook every week.

What is the most interesting fruit and/or vegetable you’ve tried this year?
Cactus!

How have you grown, or what skills are you stretching into?
I’m more confident presenting in front of a large group and I have gained classroom management skills.

What do you plan to do with the skills you gain at Food Literacy Center?
I will take these skills with me in my career in the future and continue to be confident in my work!

 

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