Jainaba Jobarteh says that there has never been a better time to be health-conscious about one’s food. She set up a co-op in Madrid where people can get fresh produce that is locally-sourced and healthy. Jobarteh also teaches people how to cook that produce and use it in their everyday meals so they can eat healthy every day. Health is a choice, she says, and “people have to make their own choices about what they define as healthy.”
Jainaba Jobarteh gives people suggestions, nothing more. She says that her advice is meant to be taken, much like an eggplant, with salt. She helps people when they need help and gives them some guidance and access to the right ingredients. It’s up to them to make their own decisions and do the right things in the kitchen.
Jainaba Jobarteh uses her background in nutritional health to inform her talks to her neighborhood, which are always well-attended.