Steve is enjoying his work and knows the impact the program will have locally and globally, “It’s been a privilege to work with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance over the past year. In January, we began implementing home gardens for chronically malnourished children, and we are continuing to enroll new families each month. I am grateful for this opportunity, because I have been able to develop my skills as a research nutritionist while making contributions to improving nutrition outcomes for stunted children in rural Guatemala. Fellowships like this elevate the profession by strengthening registered dietitian nutritionists’ skillsets and making a global impact through food-based interventions. I applaud the AND Foundation for collaborating with socially responsible organizations like Wuqu’ Kawoq that prioritize language and culture as key considerations in the delivery of high quality health care.”
Steve is an Academy member and has previously served as a Foundation Fellow with Gardens for Health International in Rwanda as Senior Nutrition Technical Adviser, as well as a nutrition consultant for the Clinica Sanjuanerita in Guatemala and as a maternal-child nutritionist at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.