Vancouver. I am a Pediatric and Prenatal Dietitian with a love for food and cooking. I will be participating in the 2016 Welfare Food Challenge with my partner, Kevin Martins. Over 35,000 kids and many thousands of pregnant women in BC rely on welfare – times when nutrition is critical to growth and development. These children will inevitably struggle with malnutrition by living on welfare. I hope by participating in the Welfare Food Challenge that I am able to help spread awareness, advocate for raising the rates and better appreciate the struggles many families go through living with food insecurity.