Stefanie Sacks | Keynote Speaker, Author, Consultant & Culinary Nutritionist
"Everyone needs an edible awakening! Change the way your workplace culture thinks about food with a keynote, conversation or workshop with Stefanie. Experiential learning is fun and effective!" Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN is a Culinary Nutritionist, Author, consultant and founder of REBOOT FOOD™ Retreats. For over two decades, Sacks has helped transform the way people eat by using hands on culinary experiences to inspire, educate and offer practical tools for food lifestyle change. She has her Masters of Science in Nutrition from Teachers College, Columbia University, is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health + Culinary Arts. From chefs including Jean Georges Vongerichten to food and nutrition initiatives with Canyon Ranch, Wellness Foundation of East Hampton, Integrative Functional Nutrition Academy, Food As Medicine, Kripalu Center for Yoga + Health and Donna Karan's Urban Zen Center, Stefanie's knowledge and skills have impacted many. Her book, What The Fork Are You Eating? An Action Plan for Your Pantry and Plate (Tarcher | Penguin Random House) provides an aisle-by-aisle rundown on how to shop and cook healthier. She is a firm believer that small changes in food choice can make big differences as noted in her 2015 TEDx Talk. As a sought after media guest expert on the topic of healthy choices, Stefanie's has frequent appearances on the Dr. Oz Show, PBS, Fox Media, and multiple radio programs. For three years, she hosted her own radio show, Stirring the Pot, on Hamptons NPR, WPPB 88.3FM. Her extensive online and print contributions include Oprah.com, Bloomberg, The Huffington Post, Alternet, fortune.com, foxnews.com and foxbusiness.com, Family Circle, Prevention, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country and Allure. Sacks was named one of the most influential women in food and agriculture by Food Tank, one of the leading organizations focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters spotlighting environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty to create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change. In 2017, Stefanie was inducted into Les Dames D'Escoffier an international philanthropic organization of women leaders in the field of food, fine beverage and hospitality. Invite Stefanie to educate and inspire your audience and they will: • Think differently about the foods they choose—eating healthfully can be super simple • Feel educated and empowered to make better choices—armed with the right information, navigating what to eat doesn't have to be such a headache • Get curious about cooking—hands on experiential learning can be the gateway to new healthy behaviors MOST REQUESTED KEYNOTES: WHAT THE FORK ARE WE EATING? [Keynote with Demo] Program begins with an informative and humorous presenation (always need an icebreaker-a person's relationship with food is notoriously emotional and behavioral). Post presentation, Stefanie will engage the audience in an activity that will lead into an interactive cooking demonstration and tasting. This program is perfect for: People looking to gain inspiration and education to shift how and what they eat to support their health Participants will: • Explore the factors that influence food choice • Address the confusion that surrounds what to eat • Understand the meaning of conscious consumption and truly "healthy eating" • Gain interest and confidence in making healthier choices • Participate in a hands on demo + tasting (for Keynote with Demo only) ________________________________________________ WHAT THE FORK ARE YOUR KIDS EATING? [Keynote with Demo] Program begins with an informative and humorous presenation (always need an icebreaker-a person's relationship with food is notoriously emotional and behavioral). Post presentation, Stefanie will engage the audience in an activity that will lead into an interactive cooking demonstration and tasting. This program is perfect for: Parent population looking to gain inspiration and education to shift how and what they eat to support their health and that of their kids Participants will: • Explore the factors that influence children's food choice • Address the confusion that surrounds what to eat including peer pressure • Understand the meaning of conscious consumption and truly "healthy eating" for you and your kids • Gain interest and confidence in making healthier choices for you and your kids • Participate in a hands on demo + tasting (for Keynote with Demo only) ________________________________________________ REBOOT FOOD™ IN THE WORKPLACE [Breakout or Concurrent with Hands On, 1-3 day Workshop] Program begins with a food related activity that will engage the audience (always need an icebreaker-a person's relationship with food is notoriously emotional and behavioral). Post activity, Stefanie will conduct a hands on cooking workshop where participants will explore food choice, food prep and cooking techniques and have an opportunity to taste and share their creations. This program is perfect for: Executives and senior management looking to improve health through food choice at home and in the workplace Teams and other employees looking to improve health through food choice at home and in the workplace Participants will, through conversation, individual and group activities: • Learn how to connect to nourishment in a new way • Explore behaviors that influence food choice at home and in the workplace • Understand how these behaviors can be shifted to reach optimal health • Gain strategies and tools to make healthier choices • Partake in food prep, cooking and eating that will educate and inspire CONSULTING: In an era where academic, healthcare, culinary and corporate leaders are trying to make an edible difference, Stefanie’s expertise as a professional chef, environmental nutritionist and educator, offer her a unique skill set to be able to make a real difference. Types of Consulting: • Corporate • Academic • Healthcare • Culinary RETREATS: REBOOT FOOD CULINARY CLEANSE RETREATS Learn how to connect to nourishment in a new way. Connect with yourself in a new way. In an intimate and supportive group setting, Stefanie and team will guide you to Recognize + Reshape + Renourish. (for full information on Stefanie's range of services visit her website from this profile)
A workshop with by Stefanie is like no other. She cranks up the music, and when we aren't cooking, we're dancing! She is probably the most "tuned-in" person I've ever shared a kitchen with. Everything is beautifully organized, and she meets each student where they're at, guiding beginners so they can safely shed their fears and trading treasured recipes with advanced students. A+.
An approachable, sensible guide that delivers ...
"...An approachable, sensible guide that delivers on its promise of helping readers make healthier choices without breaking the bank or alienating family members."
She doesn’t leave you hanging.
"Stefanie Sacks shines a bright light on the dark side of our food supply, but she doesn’t resort to fear-mongering and she doesn’t leave you hanging. Rather, she offers a sensible, step-by- step plan for making the best food choices in the real world. Her non-judgmental, balanced approach and inspiring recipes are just what we need to make healthy changes that last."