All of us at The Center for Mindful Eating are thrilled to welcome Alex Askew to the Board of Directors. Alex joins TCME with extensive culinary, social justice, and mindful eating experience. He is the cofounder of The Black Culinarian Alliance, which advocates for improvements in career development in a demographic that has largely been sidelined from the culinary, food service, and hospitality mid and upper management opportunities. A long-time mindfulness practitioner, Alex has been instrumental in bringing mindful eating to communities of color to cultivate a healthy focus on food and the way we approach health equity as an expression of dignity, self-respect and self-actualization.
In 2018 Mr. Askew combined his culinary expertise, mindfulness training, and social justice work to co-create Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community (MEBC), offering strategies to rebuild the connections between diet, culture, faith, the environment and community well-being, with a focus on the deep connection between mindful eating, social justice and sustainability.
Alex will be introducing the vision, activities, and goals of Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community in a webinar series this summer. Dates and times will be posted on our website as soon as they are finalized.
You can read more about Alex Askew at our Board member page: https://www.thecenterformindfuleating.org/board-members
You can read more about Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community at its website: http://belovedmindfuleating.net/