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Kenden Alfond

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I’m a Jewish woman currently living in Cambodia with my husband and daughter.  (You can read about our weekly Shabbat dinners here)

When I was 12 years old, I chose to become a vegetarian (and now I’m a vegan).

After getting a MA in counseling psychology in 2005, I went to India as an American Jewish World Service (AJWS) volunteer.  Since then I have been living and working around the world on humanitarian, post-conflict, and development issues with the United Nations and several NGOs.

In 2013, I obtained a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University.  I started Jewish Food Hero to get healthier food onto Jewish tables around the world.

The inside reason Jewish Food Hero started is because I felt alone and wanted to belong to a healthy community.

The outside reason Jewish Food Hero is that I realized that there were lots of Jewish women trying to create healthier families, and I wanted to create a community around this common desire for Jewish health.

Jewish Food Hero focuses on Food, Feelings and Finding Peace.

Food:  One of those healthier choices I advocate for is centering your plate and diet around minimally-processed plant foods, which include vegetables, fruits, tubers, whole grains, and legumes (and excludes meat, dairy, eggs, and highly processed foods).

Feelings: feelings about food and eating, feelings about positive relationships, and everything else!

Finding Peace: inspiring personal stories, interviews with a Jewish women living all over the world, self-Support tools, educational lifestyle tips, and beautiful products for your life.

Inclusive of all religions and cultures, I highlight Jewish traditions in particular.

The Jewish Food Hero is not a single person, but a female archetype that calls out to the healthy heroine within each of us. It’s here to challenge you to transform your relationship with your mind, body, and spirit to create a new and healthy future for our world.

When I am not working on Jewish Food Hero, I am working as a psychotherapist and helping out at this school.

Please feel free to email me anytime at hello@jewishfoodhero.com or to join me on Instagram and Facebook.