Healthy Education Coordinator, University of Illinois at Chicago
Born and raised in the McKinley Park neighborhood on Chicago’s Southside, Douglas Lammie is a Registered Dietitian & classically trained chef with over 13 years of professional cooking experience.
Currently, Douglas is a Health Education Coordinator at the University of Illinois–Chicago’s Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships (OCEAN-HP) where he works to develop, coordinate, deliver and evaluate public health/community-based interventions designed to improve nutrition knowledge, reduce health disparities and lower chronic diseases risk in low-income neighborhoods throughout Chicago's South and West Side.
Douglas also teaches part-time a Adjunct Professor/Chef Instructor at the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago.
Douglas holds a M.P.H. in Health Policy from the UIC School of Public Health and a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from Dominican University.
When Douglas is not at the Green City Market, you can find him watching way too many White Sox games, eating fried chicken, or spending time with golden retriever named Toby.
What inspired you to get involved with Green City Market?
When I was working as a Sous Chef in 2008, I was responsible for procuring produce from Mick Klug, Genesis and Green Acre farms every Wednesday and Saturday. Since then, I’ve gotten to know many of the farmers on a personal level. After moving to work at UIC, I wanted to find a way to remain engaged with the market, while promoting local and sustainable agriculture.
What’s the most delicious thing you’ve ever purchased from the GCM?
Peaches from Mick Klug - I’ve been using them for over 10 years and they are always the best thing out there.
What’s your favorite Jr. Board event?
At-market fundraisers - it's a great way to engage shoppers and tell the story of this amazing organization!