Diana Johnson is a professional recipe developer, food photographer, freelance writer and cooking instructor. She's also a mother who believes that kids can love healthy food, and that no child should have to experience food insecurity.
At age 20, after losing her job due to the September 11th attacks, Diana had just $1-2 a day for food and began the fast food diet, eating off of the dollar menu. After a year of unhealthy eating she began to discover the art of cooking with very little money, and started taking her $7-10 a week to the grocery store.
In June of 2010, Diana started the Healthy Cooking on a Tight Budget program to teach low income families how to eat foods rich in nutrition and flavor on very little money. Diana is very active in her community, connecting with several organizations and groups on missions such as getting urban farm animals allowed in city limits, moving healthy food into convenience stores, and connecting small farm owners to local businesses. She is also an advocate with Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in America, and a member of the South King County Food Access Working Group.
Diana LOVES to talk about food and has spoken at several conferences on the topic of hunger and nutrition. Her goal when speaking is to inspire and encourage others to find their passions and to realize that healthy food can be accessible to everyone.