“The term ‘healthy’ is as subjective as ‘tasty’ – and it’s used by grandmothers and marketers all over the world to “sell” food.” – June Jo Lee
June Jo Lee is a Food Ethnographer, User / Stakeholder Experience Designer and Strategist. She has spent over a decade in ordinary and extraordinary kitchens to understand how and why we eat.
As the Resident Food Ethnographer for Google Food and UMass Dining, June Jo provides user insights, multi-stakeholder design and strategic visioning. She is a member of Google Food Lab and speaker at food industry events including Grain Gathering, Monterey Bay Aquarium, CIA’s Menu of Change, Oldways, Nutrition and Health, American Heart Association, Natural Expo West, National Cooperative Grocers and FARE. Previously, she was VP of Strategic Insights at The Hartman Group, leading qualitative research projects for Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Target, Starbucks’ Evolution Fresh, Dairy Management Inc, Kraft, Nestle, Hersey, Heinz, General Mills, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo.
June Jo studied anthropology at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and started her career in food as a produce team member at the original Whole Foods Market in Austin. She grew up between Seoul Korea, Texas and California.
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“Diabetes doesn’t just affect me – it affects my whole family. When I was diagnosed, everyone was diagnosed. It’s a multiple person battle.”- Carmel
When my niece Carmel was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three years ago at the age of 14, I felt sad and helpless. As a diabetes educator, I wanted to support her and her family but I didn’t know how. I finally realized that the best way to do that was to continue to see Carmel for who she is – a sweet person whom I love very much – and know that diabetes is just one small part of her. However, diabetes is a huge part of Carmel’s day to day life, and her family’s life, too! I sat down and talked with Carmel and her mom Gina to find out more about their diabetes journey to share with you as part of my Do MORE with Diabetes series.
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