Chicago meals scientist hopes to treatment diabetes, hypertension in neediest communities

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The Chicago food scientist hopes to cure diabetes and high blood pressure in communities most in need

Stacey Minor was one of the first African American women to work for the Monsanto food company. Now she’s taking her knowledge and using it in Chicago’s neediest communities.

A Chicago food scientist bridges the void in the city’s food deserts.

She hopes she can cure the diabetes and high blood pressure that so many Chicagoans in black and brown communities suffer from.

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Stacey Minor was one of the first African American women to work for the Monsanto food company. Now she is absorbing her knowledge and using it Chicagoneediest communities.

“When you eat it, you come back to the old school dining table when you have your Sunday dinner,” said Minor.

Minor is the founder of Sweet Potato Patch, a food delivery service on the south side. She takes products big retailers don’t take and turns them into gourmet warmth and serves meals – and makes bags.

Much of the food comes from minority farmers.

“I thought that’s a shame, we have food deserts, we can’t get the healthy food and they can’t sell it,” Minor said.

Meals are delivered straight to your door every week.

Rocky became a returning customer after the fight COVID-19.

“They were delicious, they were very good. I won’t say any better than my wife’s kitchen, I won’t get myself into trouble,” he said.

Minor works with insurance companies that pay to deliver meals to disadvantaged Chicago residents. She is also part of a study in which pregnant women are provided with meals. The results show fewer miscarriages and healthier mothers.

“These foods are a combination of vegetables, fruits, and meat that can be scientifically proven to help reverse cell damage,” Minor said.

Product pouches start at $ 25. Meals are $ 12.99 each. You can find them online at sweetpotatopatch.life.