It's True. I really do Love 2 Eat.
At heart, I am a cook and a teacher. I want you to be well, to be fed, and to know that cooking at home is the key to health. After all-
Knife Skills Equals Life Skills!
As a whole foods culinary instructor and nutrition educator, I am most comfortable in the kitchen, surrounded by people who want to learn how picking up a knife and cooking their own food can be revolutionary.
I believe this so much that I am currently doing graduate studies with a thesis that explores how cooking at home affects health. I am an instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, I attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition where I became a Certified Holistic Nutritional Practitioner, and I continue to instruct there to this day. I have also taught nutrition at the University of Calgary and instruct public and private cooking classes in Calgary, Alberta. As a nutrition educator, cook, busy mother, professional speaker, former actor and restaurant manager, I am most comfortable in front of a crowd, cooking and getting people fired up about health and food.
I had a private nutrition consulting practice for many years, where I learned that until people understand how and why to use real food in the kitchen, they will never wake up to the reality that food can be a powerful tool to transform health. My greatest passions are helping parents connect with their children in the kitchen and around the dinner table, and supporting women on their journeys away from exhaustion and back to health.
Our Book- Go Goddess!
I am the co-Author of the women's health book, Go Goddess! From Depleted To Divine which I wrote with the brilliant Jennifer Rochford. Go Goddess has helped thousands of women understand that being a healthy, strong and vibrant woman means putting yourself first. Find out more here.
Keynotes and Events
I am very proud to have done keynote presentations and cooking demonstrations and classes for many amazing organizations, committed to wellness. Here is a just a sample of some of the fabulous clients I have worked with:
Session Facilitator, International Association of Culinary Professionals Annual Conference 2016
Inspire 2015 Culinary Wellness Retreat- Keynote Presenter
Kananaskis Mountain Festival- Keynote Presenter- Women's Wellness Weekends
Canadian Culinary Federation
Amazing Women’s Conference- Keynote Presenter
Canadian School of Natural Nutrition- Faculty Member and Keynote Commencement Address to Graduates, 2013, 2014, 2015
City of Calgary MASST program- Cooking Class facilitator for At Risk Youth 2014, 2015
City of Calgary- Regular Keynote presenter
University of Calgary- Faculty of Continuing Education Instructor
Telus World of Science- Body Worlds Guest Lecturer
Alberta Recreation and Parks Assoc.- Keynote presenter for Communities ChooseWell Program
Long View Systems
Calgary Board of Education
Various television and radio appearances
Barb Sheldon-Thomas, C.H.N
Holistic Nutrition Educator & Whole Foods Culinary Instructor