E019: Make food thy medicine with Katherine Sumner

My guest for Episode 019 of the Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons show is Katherine Sumner.  Katherine is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is on a mission to help our nation heal itself through adopting a healthier lifestyle.

She is a co-founder of Nourish Schools. Read more about Katherine, Nourish Schools, and the Super Food Cards Below.


Get the recipe we talked about during the interview, Millet Muffins. Yum!

More About Katherine
Katherine Sumner, co-founder of Nourish Schools, believes in empowering others with the tools they need to live happier, healthier, and better lives.  Katherine kicked her son’s allergies to the curb when she changed the way she fed her family. She became so passionate about real food she began spreading the word far and wide through her articles, national talks, individual counseling, working with schools and  physicians.  Katherine has two boys and now resides in Colorado.

Recently, Katherine co-created an innovative product: the Super Food Cards with her business partner Casey Seidenberg. The Super Food Cards are a comprehensive guide to choosing, prepping and cooking healthy foods that is completely innovative in its simplicity and its modern, friendly tone.


More about Nourish Schools and the Super Food Cards

Nourish Schools is a virtually based nutrition and wellness education company.  It recently launched a new product on the cooking scene:  Super Food Cards.

What are the Super Food Cards?  This set of eight cards is touted as “A Cooking Class on a Card”.  The card topics are – Greens, Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts & Seeds, Beans, Whole Grains, Protein, and Stocks.

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 4.37.16 PMThe cards are geared toward wide audiences; they can be used by people new to nutrition and as cheat sheets for those who already soak their grains and beans.

The cards are folded so that they have four sides, each 7.5 x 10″. Each card includes how-to (prepare, store, etc). information as well as explanation of why you’d want to eat each food and quick tips for integrating them into your diet. 

The cards are on waterproof paper so it’s okay to get them wet.

Says Katherine:

“Over the years when I would do either cooking classes or we’d do talks, we just kept hearing people say there was so much information out there. They just felt overwhelmed. So we started putting together these cheat sheets, and one of our clients said to us ‘you need to get these out there.’ We realized there was a need for a resource that was both user-friendly and sustainable.”

After a few years of helping schools assess and improve their health/wellness scorecards, the two decided that the time had come for them to create the product their clients needed to help them be successful at implementing wellness protocols.

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                                                            “Nutrition is confusing. Not anymore.”

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