Dawn Hutchins EXPERIENCE To inspire men and women to live a life of balance and health through a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle. Latin Inspired Eggplant Soup with Sofrito and Cashew Sour Cream EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Florida Coastal Cooking & Wellness. St. Johns, FL Owner, Writer, Recipe DeveloperKyV Farm. Switzerland, FL Volunteer Coordinator, Blogger, Event PlannerNative Sun Natural Foods. Jacksonville, FL Events/Marketing/Nutrition Plant-Based Recipe DeveloperHealth Sciences Academy. London, England Certified in Nutritional Therapy with a Focus in EpigeneticsFlorida State University. Tallahassee, FL BS, SociologyCornell University & T. Colin Campbell Foundation. Ithaca, NY Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition SKILLS & EXPERTISE Food photographyLeadershipTrainingRecipe developmentIngredient sourcingTraining Expert SpeakerEditorial ContentCooking ClassesOn-screen talentFood bloggingSocial Media BY DAWN HUTCHINS Time & Dime - 6 Ingredient or Less Cookbook/Time & Money Saving Strategies for HealthPlant Protein Power CookbookSmoothies for Health eBook5 Step, 21 Day, Online Group Cleansing Life Reset - Lose Weight and Get Active!FREE 3-Day Clean Food PlanFarm-to-Table Cooking Classes Dawn Hutchins St Johns, FLUnited StatesFlorida Coastal Cooking & WellnessWriter, Author, Whole Living Expert with a Focus in Plant-Based Wellness Education twitter | facebook | youtube | pinterest | instagram As long as I can remember I was interested in nutritious food. When I was a child growing up in Milford, Massachusetts I would watch my grandmother create macrobiotic dishes as she told me the reasons we should eat healthy, whole plant-foods. We would visit the local natural food store by her house and I loved the smell when we walked in the door - clean and natural. I decided that when I got older that my first job would be in a natural food store, so when I got the chance, I started working in the small natural food store on Main Street packing nuts and seeds in bags and labeling them for sale. During college I lost my way for a brief while and decided to take a career in Corporate America to pay the bills. Midway through my thirteen year career I realized I wasn't on the right path. I began to think about transitioning back to food and nutrition. When I had my own daughter, she was born with many food allergies resulting in swelling, inflammation and horrible eczema, and had chronic ear infections. I was disturbed by the fact that so many other children were suffering from the same issues. As I began to delve into why this could be, I discovered what is going on in the commercial farming industry – foods full of dyes, preservatives, salt, sugar and fat, designed to create addiction, genetically modified organisms and the conditions on factory farms. I read the China Study by T. Colin Campbell and learned there's another way - a whole foods, plant-based diet. As I began to apply these principals to my daughter's diet her eczema and ear infections went away, almost overnight. I lost weight and had more energy than ever - all while eating the most delicious foods I'd ever tasted. I knew I was on the right path and had to share this with the world - for both our health and the health of the planet.