For Tom Ohling it has been a pleasure working with AmeriCorps and VISTA volunteers around the country. We all owe them a big thank-you for their selfless service.

I'm a huge fan of the Nutrition Magician®. Over the last two years he's presented three workshops to AmeriCorps*VISTA members in SW Washington. These are Volunteers in Service to America, serving for a year in anti-poverty programs. He teaches adults while capturing our imaginations and certainly our attention.

Tom truly is a magician. On one occasion, he took our team to a grocery store to "shop on the edge." We then created a beautiful, tasty and nutritious meal and celebrated with a feast. It was an empowering experience for VISTAs living on an extremely modest budget ($840/month).

Tom has also gone into the schools and congregations of our VISTAs to work with children and youth. He mesmerizes as he finds chickens and scarves and coins in places they couldn't have been!

When it comes to food facts and common sense about nutrition, I have never seen his equal. Our team of adults, ranging in age from 23 to 60, evaluated his last workshop by listing how much they learned. As one person offered up a new insight, another commented, "Oh, I know that. Tom said that last time." He's a memorable guy.

— Anne Turner, Washington Human Services council, Volunteer Center and AmeriCorps*VISTA manager

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The Oregonian FoodDay Honor Roll recognizes Tom Ohling for his commitment to the community.

Oregonian FoodDay honors Tom Ohlings service to the community

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Loved by audiences

“Thanks so much for being a speaker at conference. I learned more from your class than all of the rest. ”

— Wilma Hyde, OSFSA Conference

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Honored for commitment to quality education

American Culinary Federation President's Citation to Tom Ohling for education

from The American Culinary Federation

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“Your professionalism, high energy, preparedness and content knowledge made it easy for the group to relate their experiences to your information and motivate change.”

– Scott A. Milam Manager, Clark County District NW Natural

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A part of your team

ACF Good Guy honor to Tom Ohling nutrition educator

The ACF Chef & The Child Foundation Good Guy Award

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Recognized in the community

Firestone 100 national honor to Tom Ohling for service to others

Firestone 100 National Community Service Recognition

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Recognized for excellent childhood education

Chefs de Cuisine Society of Oregon honors Tom Ohling for childhood education programs

from Chefs de Cuisine Society of Oregon

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