In 2002, Emily discovered a low-fat, whole foods plant-based diet and along with it, a whole new world of fresh flavor and vibrant health. Within a year, she had lost 40 pounds, going from a size 12 to a size 4. She combined her lifelong love of gourmet cooking with her newfound passion for health, nutrition and a vegan diet and lifestyle and turned it into a career by becoming the Supervisor of Salud!, Cooking & Lifestyle School at Whole Foods Market Sacramento in 2004. She ran the school, teaching many plant-based cooking classes until choosing to be a stay-at-home mom in 2008.
Emily has written for VegNews Magazine and Veggie Life Magazine and been interviewed for and had recipes featured in Sacramento Magazine. Emily has taught at Dr. John and Mary McDougall’s Health and Medical Center, including twice at their Celebrity Chef Weekends. She has been a guest instructor at Williams-Sonoma and is a reoccurring guest instructor at The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.
In the spring of 2010, Emily began teaching Food for Life classes for the prevention and treatment of cancer for The Cancer Project www.cancerproject.org The Cancer Project is a program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine www.pcrm.org. PCRM promotes preventive medicine, particularly good nutrition. PCRM also conducts clinical research and promotes higher standards in research.
In the Summer of 2010, Emily earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell, a program taught by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author or The China Study. Emily holds a B.A. in Religion from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. Emily lives in Sacramento, California with her husband and their 3-year old son.
Email Emily at email@example.com
Friend Emily on Facebook. Search for Emily Barth Webber.
“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” - Adelle Davis
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”- Margaret Mead