Katherine Sumner is co-founder of Nourish Schools and co-creator of the Super Food Cards; a comprehensive guide to choosing, prepping and cooking healthy foods.
Having grown up in the Middle East and eating foods from around the world, Katherine understands the connection between what the earth provides and how it nourishes our bodies.
After working in the health industry for several years and having her first child, Katherine became more passionate about the ways in which our body can heal itself if given what it needs.
Fascinated by holistic health and the life-changing benefits of eating whole foods, Katherine delved into the world of holistic wellness.
Her research led her to a program at New York’s Institute for Integrative Nutrition, then affiliated with Columbia University, and received a dual certification in holistic health counseling and nutrition. Katherine’s teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; John Douillard, DC, CAP, a globally recognized leader in natural health, Ayurveda and sports medicine; and many other researchers and doctors.
Katherine also has a “Food As Medicine” certificate from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and continues to explore the world of Herbal Medicine.
For over 10 years, Katherine has shared her passion for a well-balanced life and a well-prepped kitchen through her group classes, national talks, radio interviews, articles and individual counseling. Katherine currently writes for ParentInsider, a teen e-magazine based in Washington, D.C. and joined Namaste Healing, a healing and meditation center in Evergreen, Colorado as their nutrition educator.
Katherine believes by adding the act of growing, harvesting, prepping and cooking your own food, you will change the pace of your day to allow for reflection and more control over what goes into your food and what nourishes your body. By making thoughtful choices about our food we not only bring healthier choices to our plate but also make a positive impact on our environment.
Katherine holds a BBA in Marketing and a minor in Italian from Emory University.
Katherine and her family recently moved to Evergreen, Colorado from the Washington, DC area and are enjoying the wide-open spaces.