Ana Zabala, Bogotá, Colombia
Colegio Rochester, 2016
Ana created a booklet to promote a rainbow diet in order to implement Slow Food’s “Good, Clean, and Fair Food” campaign in daily diets. Slow Food is a nonprofit organization seeking to counteract “fast food and fast life.” The varied colors ensures the intake of an array of nutritious substances each day. Ana explains the components of goodness, cleanliness, and fairness that should be associated with all foods as, “GOOD: quality, flavorsome and healthy food. CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment. FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers.” Ana has hosted an Eat-In, in which each attendee prepares a nutritious meal from scratch. She has invited the local farmer’s market to her school and organized a student field trip to a local organic farm. Ana has received awards from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. She is president of Model UN, a writer for Eco Watch and Whole Foods’ blog, and she has been trained in dancing for nine years.