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Ms. Emily Gordon
Cooking Matters Coordinator
1501 N. 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Dear Ms. Gordon:
As a student at Central Community College, the professor of my Global Health class has presented us with the option of participating in a service learning project. I was very pleased to learn of your organizations strong focus in nutrition, as I am currently in the process of finishing my prerequisites for transfer to Bastyr University, in pursuit of a degree in dietetics. I would love to meet with you to discuss volunteering opportunities further. Following my relocation to Seattle, I have been deeply immersed into this community’s passion for a lifestyle filled with health and wellness. Based on the Cooking Matters mission, health and wellness are clearly emblematic of extending this passion to low income individuals. Having a strong interest towards nutrition and social equality, I believe I would benefit Cooking Matters by serving as a positive role model through affirming the value of nutritious eating while motivate participants to improve their current habits.
After choosing this organization for my service learning project, I reviewed your website, where I found volunteer job descriptions. Nutrition Educator struck a chord with me, because I can relate my real life working experience to some of the tasks this position holds. In my current work place, we are bombarded by candy bowls and the occasional employee appreciation pastry. I have expressed to my co-workers the benefits of fruits and vegetables. We now have implemented a communal fruit bowl in place of the candy. It has become a great gateway into taking necessary steps toward creating a stronger sense of health in my workplace. I also possess a solid belief in leading by example, and have converted my once sitting desk into a standing desk to avoid a sedentary lifestyle. Many co-workers now...
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