Robin Hanratta, Robin, our Nutrition Education Manager, joined Feast Down East in August 2019 originally as our Mobile Market Manager. Robin is originally from Richmond Virginia, moved to Wilmington in the Fall of 2014. After having her two children and experiencing countless battles with her health, she pursued an education at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, becoming a Certified Health Coach in 2016. Once completing the program, she decided to hold wellness classes at local yoga studios and libraries, while creating and sharing healthy recipes geared specifically to children on social media platforms like Instagram. However, after seeing and learning about the impact of food insecurity in and around food deserts, she knew she was passionate about finding a solution to the growing problem. She enjoyed the educational programs she had developed, but kept finding herself stuck on food deserts and reaching individuals and families who were not able to access, prepare and eat nutrient-dense foods. Robin was over the moon when she found Feast Down East and looks forward to helping solve the issues of accessibility in low income areas and providing beneficial nutritional information for the community. When Robin’s not working she likes spending time with her family, surfing and cooking.