Meet 5 Awesome Culinary Nutrition Experts

One of the best parts about the Culinary Nutrition Expert program is witnessing how our grads decide to share their knowledge with the world. Our Culinary Nutrition Experts have launched a variety of businesses to help others nourish themselves and support health through good food. They’ve started home chef companies, written successful blogs, hosted retreats, worked with natural food brands, created custom menu plans for clients, and so much more.

Today, we’re highlighting five incredible Culinary Nutrition Expert program graduates and how they are changing our world.


MEET 5 AWESOME CULINARY NUTRITION EXPERTS 

 

Miya Didrichson - Culinary Nutrition Experts

Name: Miya Didrichsons

Location: Toronto, ON

Class of: 2015

Why She’s Awesome: Miya is an online holistic health and lifestyle coach, and through her coaching she encourages people to live a more sustainable plant-based lifestyle. Miya has one of our favourite Instagram feeds, where she shows off all of her creative plant-based recipe creations and stunning food photography. You’ll find lots of inspiration, including a free Plant-Based Recipe E-Book, upcoming courses and workshops on her website. We are always inspired to get into the kitchen after we see what she is whipping up!

Learn More: www.betoblossom.com

Follow Her: @betoblossom

Miya Didrichson - Culinary Nutrition Experts


Jessica Mitton - Culinary Nutrition ExpertsName: Jessica Mitton

Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland

Class of: 2015

Why She’s Awesome: Jessica is the go-to culinary nutrition expert for hormone balance (she’s even got an amazing online workshop about it) and we are grateful to have her on our team as a coach for the  Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. 

Since her graduation, Jessica has been very active in sharing her knowledge. She has provided one-to-one nutritional consulting and meal planning to lots of happy clients, as well as speaking to broader audiences through her website and social media channels, and interviews and articles for the likes of Optimyz and Old Crow magazines, Exploring Mind and Body Radio, VOBB radio, and more. Armed with the added kitchen confidence provided to her by becoming a Culinary Nutrition Expert, Jessica loves creating delicious and nutritious recipes – a passion that she is now turning into a cookbook titled Some Good – a modern cookbook utilizing traditional Newfoundland ingredients to create innovative new recipes with a healthy, whole food twist. Some Good will be published through Breakwater Books in 2018. Jessica is also set to launch her online membership program, Healthy Habits in January of 2018, providing members with the tools, techniques and support to guide them in creating healthy nutrition and lifestyle habits.

Learn More: www.jessicamitton.com

Follow her: @jessicamitton

Jessica Mitton - Culinary Nutrition Experts


Melissa Torio - Culinary Nutrition Experts

Name: Melissa Torio

Location: Toronto, ON

Class of: 2016

Why She’s Awesome: Fermenting food at home can be intimidating, but Melissa makes it seem so easy! She teaches local fermentation workshops and also shares creative and delicious recipes on her blog. If you’d like to get an online fermentation tutorial, check out her amazing guide to brewing kombucha. Also, look out for her upcoming Raw Dessert business, set to launch soon!

Learn More: www.melissatorio.com

Follow her: @melissa.torio

Since graduating from the CNE program in 2016, I have shared my love of kombucha and fermentation around the world – teaching kombucha and fermentation workshops in the Toronto area, and inspiring friends throughout Canada, Australia and the Philippines. My baby SCOBYs have even made their way around Ontario and Costa Rica!

Melissa Torio - Culinary Nutrition Experts


Angela Simpson - Culinary Nutrition Experts

Name: Angela Simpson

Location: Vancouver, BC

Class of: 2016

Why She’s Awesome: Angela is a prolific food blogger, recipe creator and extremely talented photographer. Since graduating as a Culinary Nutrition Expert, Angela has continued to coach her female clients towards reaching their health and wellness goals. She regularly publishes content on her blog, Eat Spin Run Repeat. This include tons of healthy recipes, workouts, subscriber-exclusives, goal setting guides and downloadable healthy meal plans. Her latest resource, Anti Inflammatory Eating 101, is a comprehensive and easy to follow guide for anyone wishing to reap the benefits of anti-inflammatory eating style. 

Offline, Angela runs a mini meal delivery service for the co-workers at her full-time job. Offering smoothies, lunches and snacks, her customers save time on meal prep while increasing their daily consumption of fresh, nutrient-dense whole foods. Angela is super excited to continue expanding her passion for culinary nutrition in 2018 by offering more coaching, online resources, and in-person workshops.

Learn More: www.eat-spin-run-repeat.com

Follow her: @eatspinrunrpt

Angela Simpson - Culinary Nutrition Experts


Maya Henry - Meet 5 Awesome CNEs

Name: Maya Henry

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Class of: 2016

Why She’s Awesome: Maya is an expert menu planner whose business focuses on helping busy moms get healthy meals on the table quickly so they can have more free time.  Upon graduation, Maya started doing corporate cooking demos in Pittsburgh and has a regular segment that focuses on healthy weeknight meals on her local TV station.   Maya is also a certified health coach and has recently launched group coaching programs, including Healthy Holidays to help women lose weight and feel energized this holiday season and Healthy Moms First that encourages women to develop healthier habits. You can glean from Maya’s meal planning skills in her post How to Start  Cooking Cooperative.

Learn More: www.mayahenry.com

Follow Her: @mayahenryhealth

Maya Henry - Culinary Nutrition Experts


 

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