M.S. Nutrition in Human Performance
George Fox University
B.S. Foods & Nutrition in Business
T. Colin Campbell Foundation
Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition
Rouxbe Cooking School
Plant-Based Professional Certification
Growing up in the era of the food pyramid I (supposedly) learned to eat healthy by consuming from each food group. In college I majored in Foods and Nutrition exposing me to what I now call reductionist nutrition, yet I lacked the knowledge that has the power to fuel us through each bite we take. In the summer of 2007 my cousin handed me a copy of The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. That is when everything changed – my eyes, ears, heart and stomach were opened to an entirely new approach to nutrition.
Plant-based nutrition took root in my mind and I began to further explore the health potential. After graduating college I moved to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany where I worked and traveled to 28 countries, enjoying the adventure of finding healthy meals worldwide. Returning to the United States I was able to obtain a position with Whole Foods Market as a Healthy Eating Specialist. My role allowed me to lead Healthy Eating Challenges, teach cooking classes, host events promoting a healthy diet, work with students of various ages in the local schools, as well as attend community events. What we decide to put on the end of our forks is instrumental in taking care of our bodies. Love & Plants was designed with the idea that, to show love for our body we need to provide it with the proper nourishment to thrive. Emily's mission is to teach her students how delicious vegetables can be, to empower them to make healthy choices, feel confident in their kitchens and overall lead the vibrant life they were created to live.
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My Values Statement
In the depths of my soul, I believe every person is created equal. Unfortunately, it has taken until 2020 for me to see and begin to understand the way our country maintains racist, prejudice and discriminatory systems. My eyes have opened to the ways I have benefitted my entire life from white privilege. I have embarked on a journey of listening and learning in new ways. I am working to become anti-racist. I am making it a priority to raise my daughter to be anti-racist. I will speak up when I hear or see racism, prejudice and discrimination. Love & Plants is my business, and for me, that is an extension of who I am and should represent my values and beliefs. I welcome honest feedback if anyone hears or sees something that is out of alignment with being anti-racist. I will continue to learn and will work at understanding as well as promoting anti-racist practices. Love & Plants is here to serve all people, period.