Casey Seidenberg is co-founder of Nourish Schools, a nutrition education company, and co-creator of The Super Food Cards, a comprehensive guide to choosing, prepping and cooking healthy foods. Casey also writes a bi-weekly column for the Washington Post on the subject of kids and nutrition.
Casey recognizes the important connection between good nutrition and a child’s ability to learn, focus in a classroom, and stave off disease. She also believes that children are never too young to be taught to make healthy food choices that not only affect their growing bodies, but also their families, their communities, and the global environment.
Years ago, Casey worked as a marketing professional helping national non-profits build their brands and advocate their causes. She was also a committed mom making her own baby food from organic vegetables, wondering why so many parents believed processed food is all children will eat.
Then Casey’s husband became ill with an autoimmune disease that rendered him unable to walk and compromised his heart and lungs. Nutrition played a significant role in his recovery, and Casey’s interest in food and health became a passion. She went back to school to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, then affiliated with Columbia University in New York City. She received certification in integrative nutrition from there and the National Holistic Nutrition Certification Program, and turned her passion into a full-time career.
For more than ten years, Casey has shared her knowledge through national talks, radio interviews, tv appearances, her articles in The Washington Post, group classes, individual counseling sessions, work with corporations and non-profits, and consultations with private, public and charter schools.
Casey is on the Board at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. working to support quality healthcare for all children, and on the Board at The River School, an inclusive school for children with hearing loss.
One of Casey’s strengths is her ability to work well with everyone. Casey believes every change is good, no matter how big or small.
Casey holds a BA with honors from Cornell University.