Areas of Practice:
- Family & Child Nutrition
- Women’s Health
- Food Allergies & Sensitivities, including Gluten-Free & Casein Free
- Weight Management
- Nutrient Dense Traditional Diets
- Lifestyle Strategies
A bit about Stephanie…
Stephanie Gruber, founder of Berkeley Nutrition, has been passionate about foods and healthy eating since childhood, where farm fresh eggs, a family garden, and wild blackberries were the norm. As a mother, Stephanie has learned the fine art of feeding a picky eater, whether it be making homemade organic baby food or teaching a kindergartner how to love fresh kale and chard. Through her education and her own self-discovery, Stephanie has learned how to take care of herself and her family in a holistic whole foods manner for optimal health and well-being. She is inspired to help others do the same by offering one-on-one counseling sessions. She also provides educational seminars and food demonstrations to community groups and organizations to help others learn how to take care of their bodies and heal themselves using traditional whole foods from organic and sustainable sources. From her private practice in Berkeley, Stephanie helps support parents, children, and families nationwide.
Stephanie holds a Bachelors of Arts from Empire State College in Jerusalem, Israel. While in Israel, she also spent a semester living and working on a kibbutz. Stephanie learned large-scale cooking in the communal kitchen, how to work an assembly line in the bakery factory, and she spent plenty of early morning shifts in the baby turkey coops!
Stephanie is a trained and certified Nutrition Consultant and Educator, an alumna of Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. In Berkeley, Stephanie studied with Laura Knoff & Nori Hudson, both wonderful teachers who shared their wealth of knowledge and support during classes.
Stephanie has also completed a Kitchen Apprenticeship at Three Stone Hearth with an emphasis on nutrient dense traditional cooking. Working and learning from amazing mentors, including Porsche Combash and Jessica Prentice, has definitely helped shape and define Stephanie’s cooking style and outlook.
Stephanie also works as a Wellness Coordinator at College Internship Program, providing holistic nutrition, cooking, fitness, and lifestyle support for young adults with ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and other non-verbal learning disorders. Along with “on the job” training, Stephanie has completed 10 credit hours of graduate work in Aspergers Studies through Elms College, with program certification and completion just around the corner!
Always adding to her skills and knowledge, Stephanie has attended numerous conferences, including the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) 2011 conference, and the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) with keynote speaker Sally Fallon. She is excited to be able to attend a variety of upcoming workshops in the Bay Area for 2013!
Previous clients and attendees include:
A Place for Sustainable Living, Oakland
Margaret’s Garden Waldorf Early Childhood,
Watku, San Francisco
A Home Away from Homelessness, San Francisco