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Ye-Jean Park

Calgary, AB

Ye-Jean Park is a University of Toronto medical student who previously studied in the University of Calgary’s Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours program with a minor in Music. She is also a national Terry Fox Humanitarian Scholar who with her incredible teammates in the Health Sciences program were able to co-found the university’s first youth-led food education club—the Home Food Community Kitchen. Their team enjoy empowering other youths as a mentors and volunteers. Professionally, Ye-Jean is interested in the nexus between clinical care and research in the development of safer, novel therapies to target the global burden of cancer and other chronic health conditions. She is also involved in opportunities that apply public health strategies and upstream interventions to address the social determinants of health, particularly food insecurity. Her goal is to provide holistic, inclusive care for vulnerable communities while continuing to pursue her passion for music and art as a concert cellist, writer, and public speaker.

Home Food Community Kitchen Nutrition Workshops

Home Food Community Kitchen Nutrition Workshops is a grant project dedicated to addressing food insecurity and promoting health and wellness in the community. Through educational workshops and resources, the project aims to empower vulnerable populations with knowledge about healthy eating habits and the importance of proper nutrition. By collaborating with nutrition experts, the project provides participants with access to comprehensive information and free vitamin supplement packages. The ultimate goal is to create sustainable workshop programs that can be scaled to other communities, uplifting individuals and fostering a culture of well-being and empowerment.

About this Project

Communities Served

My project will involve and/or impact the following communities:

  • At risk youth & children
  • Refugees & newcomers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Racial or visible minorities
  • Vulnerable individuals (e.g. those experiencing addiction, abuse)
  • Multi-barrier populations

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

When it comes to community impact projects, the UN has created 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These are the Sustainable Development Goals associated with my project.

  • SDG 2: Zero hunger
  • SDG 3: Good health and Well-being
  • SDG 4: Quality education

How the project works

The Home Food Community Kitchen Nutrition Workshops project will conduct educational workshops on healthy eating habits, distribute informative resources, and provide free vitamin supplement packages. The activities will take place from March to July 2023, including connecting with experts, creating materials, hosting sessions, and reviewing feedback.

Project Impact

The project aims to address food insecurity and promote health and wellness in vulnerable populations. By providing educational workshops, resources, and free vitamin supplements, the project seeks to empower individuals with knowledge about proper nutrition and essential nutrients. The impact will be measured through participant feedback and engagement, ultimately aiming to improve participants' understanding of healthy eating and contribute to their overall well-being.

Project Mission

The mission of the project is to alleviate food insecurity and promote health in vulnerable communities. The goals are to provide accessible nutrition workshops, distribute informative resources, and offer free vitamin supplements to empower participants with knowledge and resources for optimal health. The project aims to improve participants' understanding of nutrition, foster positive dietary habits, and contribute to the overall well-being of the community.

Project Team

We are a passionate group of university and professional school students inspired to tackle the issue of food insecurity in our communities.

  • Ye-Jean Park
  • Sarthak Singh
  • Ghozllane Selouani
  • Kiyan Ismail
  • Tahir Popatia
  • Caleb Small
  • Humna Maryam
  • Nadia DiMarzo
  • Sahara Mand
  • Sofia Celis
  • Ye-Sung Park