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About Sofia

My Passion

 

From an early age, I was always drawn to physical activities, the kitchen and a healthy lifestyle. I realized prior to "organic" become a mainstream word, that we needed to go back to basics, care for our earth and be careful with all the chemicals modern lifestyle was filling us with.

I recall being a high-school student and working out daily, making sure I would take time for myself to meditate and cook a healthy meal. I even ended up becoming a personal trainer.

In college I kept that tradition of working out, playing tennis, running and cooking "real" meals. I kept on reading all about the latest trends in healthy living.

My Training​

Bachelor in Architecture
through Pratt Institute, NY

Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition

through Cornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including: 

  • Dr. T. Colin Campbell - American biochemist, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University

  • Dr. Thomas Campbell - Medical Director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, Medical Director of the University of Rochester Weight Management and Lifestyle Center at Highland Hospital

  • Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr - Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Reversal Program at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.

  • Dr. Michael Greger - American physician and licensed general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

  • Dr. Anna Kelles - Examination Administration Manager and Chair of the Examination Development Council for the national Board of the Certification for Nutrition Specialists (BCNS)

  • amongst so many more.

I learned the importance of diet and nutrition for your health. The lessons are prepared by 25 experts (MDs, PhDs, RDs, RNs, etc.), and emphasize why following a plant-based diet and lifestyle is optimal for health — including the prevention and reversal of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. ​

 

Certificate in Holistic Health Coaching

through Institute for Integrative Nutrition 

I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including: 

  • Joshua Rosenthal - Founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

  • Deepak Chopra, MD - Leader in the field of mind-body medicine

  • David Katz, MD, MPH - Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center

  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH - Chair of nutrition at Harvard University

  • Andrew Weil, MD - Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

  • Gabrielle Bernstein - Bestselling author and life coach

  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH - Assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Mark Hyman, MD - Founder of The UltraWellness Center

  • Geneen Roth - Bestselling author and expert on emotional eating

  • David Wolfe - Raw food leader and nutrition expert

  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH - Professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health

  • Mark Bittman - Food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author

  • Joel Fuhrman, MD - Family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing

I became equipped with the most up-to-date cutting-age and extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention.

Certificate in ServSafe Food Safety

through ServSafe and National Restaurant Association

  • Basic food safety practices for preparing and serving food​

Course in Plant-Based Cooking

through Roubxe and  Forks Over Knifes

My latest training was a training in Plant Based cooking from Forks over Knife. From it, I became not only much more comfortable with cooking whole foods meals as well as learning various tricks and techniques that enhance the vegan plate.

Teachings & Projects

  • Healthy culinary classes to elementary school students in NC and WI

  • Healthy culinary classes on a tight budget for battered women though Molina Healthcare, WI

  • Meal plan ideas to busy families in NC, WI and SC

  • Personal chef for small groups and families in NC, WI and SC

  • Recipe Tester

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