Health knowledge made personal
Cheryl Harris has a Masters Degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University. She has worked as a Registered Dietitian and nutritionist for the past 6 years and is a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CLC) through the Center for Breastfeeding . Cheryl has attended numerous trainings through the Center for Mind Body Medicine in DC and Tai Sophia, which focus on the health of a whole individual.
In addition to her professional degrees and certifications, Cheryl has also learned a great deal about the needs of parents as one of the volunteer moderators of an active gluten/casein free listserv of over 4000 people. Cheryl has worked with DC WIC (Women, Infants and Children) in various capacities for the past 5 years, provided nutrition counseling services at Children's Hospital to a clinic for obese children and teens, taught cooking classes for adults with learning disabilities and serves as a consultant for Mom Made Foods, a local organic baby food company. Her speaking engagements have ranged from national USDA conferences to a local recreation center to Celiac support groups to a center focused on healing for people with cancer.
Cheryl developed food allergies and intolerances several years ago, and learned first hand the challenges and 'survival skills? for living well with food restrictions. She considers herself incredibly lucky, because she loves her work and the chance to help others! In her free time, Cheryl can be found digging (playing?) in her organic garden or experimenting (playing?) with gluten free goodies in her kitchen.