Program Coach + Culinary Nutrition Expert
Hello, I’m Jessica Yeager! Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert and former third grade teacher turned Culinary Nutrition Educator. I’m a self taught artist in the kitchen and lover of real food, with a wanderlust spirit for traveling and eating my way around the world. Not to mention all the exploring I love to do in my own part of the globe. Visiting local farmer’s markets, exploring gluten free, plant based restaurants in the city, and presenting and attending workshops around the area are some of my favourite things to do.
Cooking hasn’t always been my forte! But when I was confronted with a painful health condition in my early 20s, I decided I wasn’t going to settle for using conventional medicine as a bandaid to cover up my symptoms. It was then that I began exploring the connection between the food I was eating and how I was feeling, to address the root cause of my condition. And it worked.
Now it is my mission to share this knowledge and spread the message that if you change what you eat, you can change how you feel. I am also passionate about educating others to become empowered consumers. What you eat is just as important, as where you source, what you eat. That means saying goodbye to food that comes from factory farms (if you eat animal products), conventional produce that is laced with pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and other harmful chemicals like Glyphosate, and choosing food that is grown and raised in a healthy, happy, sustainable way.
The CNE program has lifted my knowledge about food and nutrition to a whole new level. It even inspired me to create a mini CNE program for my former students to give them access to all of this great information and inspire their own culinary nutrition endeavors.
I am honored to be a part of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition as a program coach and I look forward to supporting my students and meeting likeminded individuals from around the world.