That passion only grew after I spent 15 years working in public schools, primarily focused on teaching students with special needs. I was fortunate to have had a diverse experience, teaching 2nd – 12th graders, and working domestically (Minnesota, Wisconsin, California, Arizona and Washington) and internationally (England, Russia, South Africa, and Kuwait). This worldwide view allowed me to witness firsthand the effects of food on behavior and a student’s ability to learn.
As an educator, I felt as if I had my hands tied. It was virtually impossible to teach when the cognitive abilities of my students were compromised by their eating habits – namely, SUGAR. Still having a desire to teach, I decided to earn my certificate as a Nutrition Therapist Practitioner in order to help people see how food and digestion affects our health, behaviors, thoughts, and emotions.