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Yadira Garcia

Just Food Community Chef

Yadira Garcia, one of Just Food’s Community Chefs, has made it her mission to inspire all New Yorkers to live a happy, healthy lifestyle. “The power of whole foods gave me my life back and I want to pay it forward by teaching others,” she says. “I grew up in an area of the Bronx with very little access to organic and fresh seasonal foods. I didn’t even know what a farmers’ market was. Today, my life is so much better because of fresh, local food.” For the past year, Yadira has been sharing her own personal health journey with the rest of the world. Her healthy living account, Happy Healthy Latina, has grown quite the following on social media. Her posts show the simple, locally-sourced, plant-based meals she makes, and give tips for shopping for fresh and local food on a budget. Yadira strives to motivate others to change their health through natural solutions, just like she was able to. She has been conducting Cooking Demonstrations with Fortune for the past 2 years.