Help Support Dr. Ruth Williams-Hooker


Dr. Ruth Williams-Hooker, a faculty member within the Clinical Nutrition unit in the School of Health Studies at The University of Memphis has been selected as one of 200 finalists, out of 2000 applicants, in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® program! Her submission, along with the other finalists, are live at Anyone with a valid email address can log on and vote for her cause. The 40 causes that receive the most votes will be announced on November 30th and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to the affiliated nonprofits to implement the solution. Each email address can be entered to vote 10 times a day for 10 days.  Please click on the link below to vote directly for her cause.

The  cause is to provide nutrition education classes in public libraries in low income, minority areas of Memphis. By doing this, we hope to decrease the incidence of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes among low income, minority residents of Memphis.  The money will be used to purchase a portable teaching kitchen, food for cooking demos, handouts, and other supplies.

Please support Dr. Williams-Hooker and her colleagues by voting for her cause  every day, 10 times for the next 10 days. Also, please share with everyone you know, as she needs at least 100,000 votes in 10 days.

Thank you for your consideration.

Ruth Williams-Hooker,  MS, RD, EdD, FAND
Associate Professor | School of Health Studies
Director, Clinical Nutrition Masters\Dietetic Internship

The University of Memphis
161A Roane Fieldhouse
Memphis, TN 38152