Ashley Carter is a registered dietitian who believes in providing nutrition education with a culturally focused approach. She is the co-founder and director of EatWell Exchange, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps improve access to healthier foods, and initiatives to teach low-income, minority communities how to cook nutritious and affordable foods. They have taught over 24,000 since their initiation in 2017.
Based in Miami, she works with communities throughout the nation to help increase access, knowledge, and affordability of healthier foods. Her specialty involves simplifying scientific and nutritional information for communities to understand. She provides training and events for health care professionals as well to teach the importance of cultural foods and inclusion throughout their profession and how that can positively impact the clients they serve.
Ashley graduated from Florida State University with a degree in dietetics and a minor in religion and obtained her master's in nutrition with a focus on health informatics from the University of North Florida. She has been in the maternal and child health field for 10 years and is currently pursuing her certified lactation certification. She is an adjunct professor at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University teaching Science of Nutrition.
Ashley has been featured in Eating Well, Today’s Dietitians, Essence, Miami Times, VeryWell Fit, Well+Good, and Kids Eat in Color. She was included as “40 Black Dietitians, Nutritionists, Chefs, and Food Influencers To Know and Love” by Loseit.com. Her goal is to provide realistic generational changes using foods accustomed to different cultures to decrease negative health outcomes like diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases.