Areas of Practice:
- Family & Child Nutrition
- Women’s Health
- Food Allergies & Sensitivities, including Gluten-Free & Casein Free
- Neuronutrient Therapy: Healing Emotions, Stress, & Sugar Cravings
- Nutrient Dense Traditional Diets; Paleo, Primal, WAPF
- Holistic 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.
In 2013, Stephanie began NeuroNutrient Therapy training with Diet & Mood Cure guru Julia Ross and she was recently accepted to continue studying with Julia to become a NNT certified practitioner. She absolutely loves working with these advanced healing protocols and has seen great benefits with her clients struggling with mood, energy, cravings, and addictions among others!
Even more, Stephanie is super excited for beginning work towards becoming a Certified Herbalist.. more details to come!
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 National Lead Wellness Coordinator & Head of the Berkeley Wellness Department 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 been completing graduate work in Aspergers Studies through Elms College, with program certification just around the corner!
Previous Conferences attended include:
Amino Acid Therapy: Defeating the Greatest Dietary Crisis of all Time with Julia Ross
National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) 2011 conference
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) with keynote speaker Sally Fallon
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