" You don't have to be rich to eat right."

There are a couple of things that motivated Rameka to make a change:

1. Food deserts in Chicago

2. The sudden death of several male friends in there 30's from cancer

3. Having her teenage nephew tell her that he had never seen a blueberry before

It was obvious to her that something needed to be done and she was going to do it. The name "Hoodmommy" came out of being the the only one with children amongst her friends. She was always taking care of everybody.

The motto: "Eat Good. Stay Hood" is to overcome the stigma that eating healthy is expensive or only for a certain type of person. You don't have to be rich to eat right. You can make subtle changes right where you are and increase the quality of your life.