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The 2015 Culinary Nutrition Conference

Inspiration From the World's Leading Culinary Nutrition Rockstars

Culinary Nutrition Conference

Thank You For Your Interest


This conference took place live on July 15th 2015. Though the free conference day has passed, you can still get access to the conference interviews. See below for details.


Topics Include

  • Strategies for continued inspiration.
  • The ideal diet for every human on the planet.
  • The upsides and downsides of working in this field.
  • The evolution of personal food philosophies.
  • The controversies around nutrition research.
  • How to hustle and make it count.
  • Personal accounts of how these rockstars made their way into this field.
  • Tips on best product launch practices.
  • Unexpected successes and failures and how to best deal with them.
  • Where these Culinary Nutrition experts had their greatest learning experiences.
  • How long it took to build what they’ve created.
  • The one ingredient they can’t live without.
  • The legacy these rock stars hope to leave on the world.
  • Loads of personal insight, reflection and lessons learned


Meet Your Host

Meghan Telpner

Founder + Director of The Academy of Culinary Nutrition

Meghan Telpner is a Toronto-based author, speaker, nutritionist, and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. Her humorous, engaging and real approach to living an awesome, healthy life has garnered her a world-wide following and extensive media attention. Meghan’s Academy of Culinary Nutrition, is growing a global tribe of vibrant living advocates and her bestselling and award-winning book UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health is creating a revolution in how people think about their health. With an equal passion for both vibrant living and good karma business, Meghan works with health focused independent practitioners and small businesses to find their unique voice in a crowded marketplace, stay ahead of the curve, cultivate community and convert passion into profitable conscious business.

Connect with Meghan

Meet The Experts

Diane Sanfilippo

Practical Paleo / Certified Nutrition Consultant and Author

The Focus: Eating what fuels you, building a rocking biz, the unlikely path to today, and connecting with community.

Diane Sanfilippo is the Owner & Founder of Balanced Bites, a Certified Nutrition Consultant and New York Times Best-Selling author of Practical Paleo. And she had absolutely no idea when she was writing Practical Paleo that it would be part of a revolution.

Connect with Diane

Jason Wrobel


The Focus: Tuning in to your health, combining all your talents, having no safe Plan-B, and making it happen.

Detroit-born chef, Jason Wrobel, dishes up a sublime fusion of food and humor to help you live to 100. The healing properties and outrageous tastes of his dishes have rendered his recipes hands-down favorites among celebrity clients, and regular folk alike.

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Tricia Huffman

Your Joyologist

The Focus: Finding inspiration in any moment, taking leaps, creating something new, and sprinkling Joy into all of it.

Tricia Huffman, aka Your Joyologist, is a student of life and a teacher of living. While living out her first dream as a live sound engineer touring the world with Grammy Award winning artists, she saw firsthand that everyone needs daily inspiration.

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Marisa McClellan

Food In Jars / Blogger, Canning Teacher and Author

The Focus: Braving jar explosions, digging in to real food, and why preserving is for more than grannies and hipsters.

Marisa McClellan is a food blogger, canning teacher, and cookbook author based in Center City Philadelphia. She is the author of Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round, and Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces

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Julie Daniluk

Nutritionist + Author

The Focus: How to truly turn your food and lifestyle into powerful anti-inflammatory medicine.

With a background in performing arts, Julie brings her enthusiasm and ability to capture the attention of an audience to the nutrition world as one of Canada’s leading nutritionist and world renowned expert on anti-inflammatory diets. With two bestselling books, Meals That Health Inflammation, and Slimming Meals That Heal, Julie is empowering her readers to take their health into their own hands, get off the diets and start living!

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Josh Gitalis

Clinical Nutritionist

The Focus: Why evidence matters, why media publishes the worst nutrition studies, the role supplements play, how our genes dictate what we should and shouldn’t eat.

Josh Gitalis is a recognized expert in the fields of clinical detoxification, therapeutic supplementation and functional medicine. As a leader in his field, Josh teaches Clinical Nutrition for several natural health colleges, and is on faculty at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition

Connect with Josh

Gena Hamshaw

Choosing Raw

The Focus: Where raw food fits in, a dietician in a real food world, cultivating an online community, best blogging practices.

Gena Hamshaw is a certified clinical nutritionist who helps clients around the world to heal, thrive, and make peace with food. She’s the author of two books and has been published in O Magazine, VegNews, and Whole Living Daily. She currently lives in New York City, where she is completing her masters in nutrition at Columbia University and leads vegan workshops and cooking classes.

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Frank Giglio

Three Lily Farm / Chef

The Focus: Going back to the land, wild food, living off the grid, DIYing your life, and the most real food recipes there ever were.

Along with his beautiful family, Chef Frank runs Three Lily Farm – an off-the-grid homestead where he mentors and educates others on the importance of preparing and eating a real-food diet, growing their own fruits and vegetables, and connecting with nature.

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Ricki Heller

Living Candida Free / Holistic Nutritionist, Chef, Writer and Special Diet Coach

The Focus: Living with candida, the evolving diet, the best part of online communities.

Ricki Heller, RHN, PhD, is a holistic nutritionist, whole foods chef, writer and special diet coach who shares sugar-free, gluten-free, allergy-friendly recipes and healthy living articles on her popular blog

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Robyn Youkilis

Your Healthiest You

The Focus: Crafting your own uniqueness, defining your role in the field, cooking in a tiny kitchen, finding balance.

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Heather Crosby

Yum Universe / Wellness Coach and Author

The Focus: Writing books, integrating a day job with your passion, knowing when to rest, keeping organized and on task.

Heather Crosby is a T. Colin Campbell Foundation certified plant-powerful wellness coach.She’s not interested in labeling you. Instead, she’s dedicated to helping folks incorporate more health-boosting whole, plant-based foods into their lives so we can all say “goodbye” to dieting and “hello” to building a healthful, inspired lifestyle.

Connect with Heather

Tero Isokauppila

Co-Founder, Four Sigma Foods

The Focus: Foraging, wild foods, medicinal mushrooms, the power of herbal medicine

Tero is the co-founded of Four Sigma Foods, created in the pursuit to help popularize the consumption of mushrooms, the world’s most researched superfoods. Born in Finland to an agronomist father and nursing teacher mother, Tero adopted a natural foods lifestyle at a young age.

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Tess Masters

The Blender Girl / Actor, Cook and Author

The Focus: Managing a team, bringing projects to life, working with brands, finding balance, being awesome.

Australian-born Tess Masters is an actor, cook, and author of The Blender Girl cookbook, The Blender Girl Smoothies, and creator of The Blender Girl Smoothies app.She has been featured in the L.A Times, Washington Post, InStyle, Real Simple, Prevention, Family Circle, Clean Eating, Vegetarian Times, Living Without, and more.

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