A mother herself, she began researching the diets of low-income students of color in the United States.
Although Rookwood is originally from London, she often visited family in Queens—where fast-food options outnumber healthier fare—and became familiar with food deserts first hand. She quickly realized there was an opportunity for her to help communities of color eat healthy, plant-based meals without losing the flavors they enjoyed.
“It’s amazing how death and welcoming new life into your world can change everything! My fathers passing strangely enough gave me a second chance, new beginnings and if I don’t draw something positive from his passing …… then it was all in vain and shame on me!
The knowledge I gained trying to save my father from Cancer was incredible and I know now that if we had known sooner and acted quicker he may still be here today.
Things changed when dad passed and when I fell pregnant that was that and it was time to change all my bad habits! You are what you eat and that’s a fact!
Food plays a huge part in whom we become Physically, Mentally & Spiritually.
Today I stand with my head held high and will change the cycle and do better, my daughter and family deserve that much!
Join me on this quest to live a healthier, cleaner life and let’s educate our kids together!
It is rare that a single choice of ours can have a broad and decisive impact on the climate crisis. We have a moral imperative to choose and advocate for plant-based diets for the health of our planet and the well being and survival of generations to come.”
In honour of my father Whylie Rookwood ❤️ Because of you I am a mum ~ Musician ~ Vegan ~ Chef ~ A Free Spirit ~ A force to be reckoned with ~ 🇯🇲 🇲🇺