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.
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 in 2008. 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. She also studied under Dr. Mayurii Sobti, Naturopath in Washington, DC learning all the aspects of Ayurveda Medicine and received a certification in Holistic Nutrition 2012.
Katherine worked as a nutritional lifestyle coach with the Steinmetz Integrative Medical Practice in Alexandria, Virginia and was also involved in several health initiatives with both public and private schools in the Washington, DC metro area.
For over 12 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’s goal with every client is to awaken their inner knowledge so that they can become their best healers.
Katherine joined Namaste Healing & Meditation, a wellness center in Evergreen, Colorado as their integrative nutritional consultant and yoga instructor. Katherine completed her 200 hour Vinyasa Training with Kindness Yoga in 2017 as well as a yoga mentorship with True Yoga.
Katherine recently joined the Healthy Life MD Team in Golden, Colorado as one of their integrative nutritional consultants.
Katherine holds a BBA in Marketing and a minor in Italian from Emory University.