Thursday, December 5, 2013

A New Take on Holiday Fashion!

Farmer-to-Farmer does its part to improve production and promote vegetable consumption around the hemisphere. Here in the states, Partners volunteers are also helping the cause. Long-time Partners Chapter member Theresa Lou Bowick, from the Rochester, New York - Antigua Partners, combines her love of vegetables and fashion to have a little fun.

In April 2003, Theresa Bowick first traveled to Antigua with Partners as part of a steel drum cultural exchange program. A skilled nurse, she quickly realized the need to develop and take part in health care programs on the island. Over the next few years she spearheaded projects in the areas of cancer treatment and services for people with different abilities. She also became involved with “Aim for Abilities”, a project designed to enhance the lives of individuals living with different abilities. In 2008, Theresa was awarded an honor by the President of the United States for her service during National Volunteer Week. Of this experience, Theresa commented that “the President reminded us that you gain by giving and volunteering can transform souls, both of those who give and those they help. Over the years I have gained wisdom, knowledge and understanding through volunteering.”

Recently, she has been promoting healthy eating and she has turned some heads in her collard greens dress. Collard greens are nutritious and can be prepared in ways that are low-fat and delicious. The dress was a way to get people talking and it has worked. She also wrote about her weight-loss journey in her book "Collard Green Curves."

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