Arnell Hinkle works as a "Community Food Coach." Her past experiences as a restaurant chef and organic farmer informed her decision to become a registered dietitian, and to pursue academic degrees in nutritional horticulture, nutrition, and public health. In addition to serving as an IATP fellow in 2009-2010, Arnell is the founding executive director ofCommunities, Adolescents, Nutrition and Fitness (CANFIT), a national nonprofit that has been working since 1993 to improve healthy eating and physical activity environments for low-income adolescents and communities of color. CANFIT helps bridge the gap between communities and policy makers by supporting the development of culturally competent policies and practices. In addition to her work in the U.S., Arnell has consulted in Latin America, India, and New Zealand.