Hi! My name is Samiyah Siddiqi and I’ll be interning with Urban Harvest this Spring 2019! I’ll be assisting and educating in community gardens, school garden programs, farmers markets and more! My intention with Urban Harvest is to learn and understand how an organization focuses on improving a communities outlook on nutrition, encourages a healthy sustainable lifestyle and allows access for healthier options through an interactive, fun and free cost!
I was previously employed at Ben Taub Hospital in the Houston Medical Center, where I worked as a Nutrition Advocate. I educated patients on their individualized therapeutic diets and provided information on how patients can make healthier decisions when choosing what to eat. I am now completing my dietetic internship at the University of Houston in hopes of becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I chose Urban Harvest to complete my community rotation because I stand firmly in what they do. As someone who is apart of the Houston community, the diversity, difference in socioeconomic statuses, and health disparities this city carries is heavy. I think it's our job as community members to help raise awareness about the importance of nutrition and healthy eating through inclusive and interactive community gardening.
I am excited and hopeful in bringing people from different walks of life throughout the Houston area to learn and understand how easy and fun it can be to make healthier choices when deciding what to eat!
By: Samiyah Siddiqi