Valerie Segrest (June, September)

Valerie Segrest is a native nutrition educator who specializes in local and traditional foods. As an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, she serves her community as the coordinator of the Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project and also works for the Northwest Indian College’s Traditional Plants Program as a nutrition educator. In 2010, she co-authored the book “Feeding the People, Feeding the Spirit: Revitalizing Northwest Coastal Indian Food Culture”. Valerie received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University in 2009 and a Masters Degree in Environment and Community from Antioch University. She is a fellow for the Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy. Valerie inspires and enlighten others about the importance of a nutrient-dense diet through a simple, common sense approach to eating. http://www.tedxrainier.com/speakers/valerie-segrest/

Valerie is the project coordinator for the Native TEACH Environmental Health Stories Project and the main editor of the Native TEACH blog.  She is featured in the months of June and September 2015.  In June she co-authors a post with Romajean Thomas discussing Genetically Modified Salmon and the Fish Consumption Rate.  In September she co-authors a post with Romajean Thomas (Muckleshoot) and discusses findings from their discussions with Tribal College Students from Muckleshoot and shares about elk.

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