About Ashley

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Interests

Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet 

Healthy Eating for Children

Eating for Immune Health

Eliminating Toxins from Our Homes

Qualifications

BA - Spanish & Hispanic Studies/International Relations, William Smith College 

MA - Spanish Literature, University of Delaware

 

Holistic Nutritionist Certification - American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA) 

Ashley's Background

 

Growing up in Penfield, I was active in sports throughout my youth, but never gave much thought to nutrition and its affect on our bodies. After leaving the area for college, I returned with my husband, Chris, in 2010.

 

My health journey began when we started our family. Like other moms, I want to give my boys the healthiest start possible. As I began to learn more about the negative effects of the Standard American Diet on our health, coupled with our high exposure to toxic chemicals in food and the environment, I became passionate about sharing this knowledge with family and friends. 

This passion led me to enroll in the Holistic Nutritionist certification program through American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA). I now work actively in the community to share the science-based evidence which promotes the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet. I work one-on-one with clients, create personalized meal plans, as well as, offer classes through local community centers and businesses. 

When not teaching and sharing about the benefits of a holistic lifestyle, I enjoy being outside with my husband, Chris, and our two boys, Eli and Owen. Playing sports in the yard, hikes around the Rochester area, and bike rides along the Erie Canal are favorite family activities. I also enjoy my new hobby - organic gardening. Fingers crossed there are some fruits and veggies to harvest this year!