My path towards plant-based nutrition started in 2013 when I found a lump in my breast.
Discouraged by the impersonal treatment and the lack of answers I received from the medical community, I decided to read anything I could find on the subject. All the research I found was pointing towards a plant-based diet. As a young mother of toddlers, I decided to stop waiting for a diagnosis and instead transitioned my whole family from the Standard American Diet to a Plant-Based Diet.
Determined to learn more and get healthier on my own, I decided to enroll in a plant-based nutrition course.
I started my journey by taking the Whole Foods Plant-Based Nutrition Certification program from eCornell University. Being an educator at heart, I immediately wanted to share the information I learned with others, so I decided to become a Healthy Teachers Program Instructor, through Whole Foods’s Whole Kids Foundation, and later on a Food For Life Instructor through the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
I’m a busy mom of two and a Physical Education teacher at a k-8 school in RI. My passion is inspiring children to eat healthier foods and educating the adults in their lives to provide those opportunities for them.
I offer a variety of nutrition education experiences such as workshops, family cooking events, hands-on cooking parties, virtual coaching and more for for adults and children across RI. Together with other likeminded people, I am one of the co-leaders of the Powered By Plants RI organization, whose goals are to educate people across RI about the many benefits of a plant–based lifestyle and provide a platform for ongoing learning and support.