Meet Brenda Harrison
Brenda is a full time Nutrition Educator and has been with Food $ense since 2006, in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Brenda teaches nutrition with classes for limited income adults and their children through programs such as the VHA Rise and Stars Community Center, Affordable Community Environments (ACE), Salvation Army (Moving Forward Together Program), Second Step Housing (Life Skills), Clark College English as a Second Language, and Vancouver School Districts Family Community Resource Centers.
Brenda finds it rewarding to teach using EFNEP’s learn-by-doing approach, which allows the participants to gain the practical skills necessary to make positive behavior changes. She grew up participating in 4-H programs and later became a 4-H leader. Brenda was raised in Eastern and Central Washington but calls Spokane her home town. During her free time, Brenda enjoys geocaching, and reading as well as spending time with her family and her dog Zuri.
Brenda is a Paraprofessional and holds a National Nutrition Paraprofessional Certification from Utah State University Cooperative Extension.