OKT welcomes Winona Bynum!

Registered Dietitian for virtual cooking classes

Winona is a native Detroiter who is dedicated to helping others gain access to the knowledge and foods needed to make healthier choices; and to helping to create and maintain a fair, equitable, and sustainably-operating food system in the City of Detroit so that doing the healthy thing is the easy thing!

Beginning April 2, Winona Bynum RDN join OKT’s virtual cooking series, “Educate to Elevate.” A registered dietitian, she will offer individualized healthy eating advice to participants with questions about eating foods that address their health concerns.

Winona is currently the executive director of the Detroit Food Policy Council (DFPC) an education, advocacy and policy organization led by Detroiters committed to creating a sustainable, local food system that promotes food security, food justice and food sovereignty in the city of Detroit.

She is also a co-instructor for the community-academic partnership course, Food Literacy for All, based at the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining DFPC, her work experience includes roles at Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, and Fair Food Network.

Winona is a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) and a graduate of Wayne State University’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Winona studied Public Health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. She is the chair of the National Organization of Blacks and Dietetics (NOBIDAN) for the 2021-2022 fiscal year (chair-elect/chair/immediate past chair 2020-2023). She is the previous president-elect/president of the Southeastern Michigan Dietetic Association for 2018-2020.