Emily Koller’s “FoodCorps” Service at CNAP is a Northstate First

The Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion (CNAP) welcomes FoodCorps member Emily Koller, who will spend her service year teaching kids about “real food” and where it comes from.

FoodCorps is an independent AmeriCorps program. Koller is one of only 12 FoodCorps members serving in California—the program’s first year in the state—and the very first placed in far Northern California. She will be working on her community service projects with CNAP, primarily sharing garden-based lessons with K-12 students.

“I’ve always been interested in health, nutrition, and growing food,” said Koller, who started gardening as a young child. “With my background in social work, I’m particularly interested in ‘food justice,’ which to me means connecting all kids with healthy, nutritious food.”

Emily Koller has broad food-growing and food education experience. She completed her undergraduate studies in psychology and sociology at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She completed her Master’s of Social Work at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, this past May.

Meet Emily Koller at Selvester’s Café on campus during Food Day events on Thursday, February 24. She will be tabling for FoodCorps and answering questions from 3 to 5 p.m.