"These dishes made me feel good, physically and spiritually — until I was taught that these superfoods that aided my healthy growth were labeled as 'bad.'"
"The food I grew up on, la comida de la casa, was giving me all the nutrition I needed."
"Latinas stop eating our cultural foods, fearing nourishing meals and snacks, and some developing disordered eating behaviors."
"Just because predominantly white institutions have not taken the time to learn the ingredients in our food, or why we use these ingredients, doesn’t mean they’re inherently 'bad.' We need to think critically and remember that our ancestors thrived on these meals."