Becoming a Change Agent

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This collaboration about how to become and change agent is brought to you in part by LATISM all opinions are only mine.
A bee is a change agent because with the touch of a pistil generates life
A bee is a change agent because with the touch of a pistil generates life

Becoming a change agent has been my goal since the last three years when I decided to learn more about food and from where the food that we eat comes from. In my quest, I have also embraced the philosophy to have a balanced nutrition for a better living. My search of information has brought me to visit several farms and the opportunity to travel all around the United States learning about food, the process and how it ends up in our family table.

Fellow Mexican immigrant managing a pear orchard in California
Fellow Mexican immigrant managing a pear orchard in California

In my search for information and food knowledge,  I have met incredible produce people, scientists and farmers. I have seen with my own eyes their passion and commitment to bring the best produce and food, while respecting the farmland and being sustainable. Because their desire is to inherit the land and the love for farming to the next generations to come and to feed America in a consistent manner.

I had the chance to ride a conveyor and harvest corn
I had the chance to ride a conveyor and harvest corn

My involvement to become an agent of change has been inspired by my love for food, family and farming. I am not a farmer myself but after meeting with so many remarkable farmers and their families I feel the need to share what I have learned from them. I have even started my own vegetable garden at home to bring the knowledge of how to grow fruits and vegetables to my family.

Corn intended for cattle feed
Corn intended for cattle feed

Growing your own food and learning the process and difficulties of farming, makes you appreciate when you bite into that favorite fruit or when you calm your hunger with a favorite meal. Growing your food is a great way to introduce our kids to learn about food and to try new flavors.

Meet a flowering okra plant
Meet a flowering okra plant

If they grow their own food they will be more willing to try different foods and fight food allergies. It has been proven that when we expose our children early to several types of foods they do not develop allergies when they grow up.

Breeders like my friend Jeff are responsible for us to enjoy tasty cantaloupes and melons
Breeders like my friend Jeff are responsible for us to enjoy tasty cantaloupes and melons

I have seen this with my grandson. Now he is more open to try new flavors. He loves to come and pick up fruits and veggies from my garden. Having the willingness to try new foods and not being afraid of food, provides the chance for our kids to have a more balanced diet. It is well known that obesity in children and adults is a big problem.

In the USA it is illegal to give hormones to cows. All milk sold in the United States is hormone free
In the USA it is illegal to give hormones to cows. All milk sold in the United States is hormone free.

That is why I am a change agent, because want to help families learn about food and from where it comes from, so that they feel more enthusiastic to cook at home, try a diverse variety of ingredients, and embrace a balanced diet while avoiding food waste, another big issue that we have worldwide.

Most of the sushi rice is grown in California
Most of the sushi rice is grown in California

Growing our own food can also help us teach our children about our heritage and traditions. Going back to our roots seeding plants that are grown in our countries of origin. And then enjoy the harvest with our family telling stories how as children we were used to enjoy a watermelon or a flower squash.

Learning from where ketchup comes from
Learning from where ketchup comes from and that involves millions of tomatoes

When LATISM invited me to become a change agent it was so natural for me to accept. Because I am already walking the talk. I feel so honored to have been selected for the second time as the a top digital influencer and have the chance to spread my message about balanced nutrition and food choices.

Harvesting almonds
Harvesting almonds

Same as me, there will be other exceptional latino influencers that are joining forces with LATISM to become a change agents in business, politics, education and health. It will be great if you can join us in Orlando at Disney’s Coronado Springs from October 19-21 to get inspired and become an agent of change yourself.

Adriana Martin Top Digital Influencer for LATISM and a Change Agent
Adriana Martin Top Digital Influencer for LATISM and a Change Agent

You can purchase your tickets here > conference.latism.org get a 30% discount with the code: Influencer16.

Hoping to meeting you in Orlando this fall!

 

 

 

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Melanie Burbage

How cool! I love the pictures, takes you along the day on a farm pretty much! I love almonds, they are the best

Annemarie LeBlanc

Congratulations! This must be some awesome event. Being a change agent would be a dream come true for me! I guess I have to start doing this at home and planning healthier meals for my family.

Neely Moldovan

What a cool idea. I try to be very aware of whta Im eating.

Audrey

I love this!! So important to have a great diet and keep up good change in life.

LIz Mays

I love that you have this mission to be a change agent. You’re fabulous! There’s so much misinformation out there, so I love that you’re helping.

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