Katie Mae is a nutritionist and culinary instructor at TrueNorth Health. She’s been teaching weekly cooking classes at TrueNorth since 2011, and it’s still one of the highlights of her week. Katie is also available for nutrition consults, and can prepare TrueNorth-friendly recipes for patients to enjoy on their travels once departing the center. Katie holds a master's degree in nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. During her last year of school, she became a personal chef for a former patient and doctor from TrueNorth Health. This was her first experience cooking without any added sugar, oil and salt. The dramatic effects had her hooked. One year later, Katie moved to Santa Rosa, CA to work directly with TrueNorth Health and Dr. McDougall’s Health and Medical Center. She feels privileged to work in such an inspiring community and that she can help make a difference in people’s lives and the food system at large. She also spent 3 years teaching nutrition at Sonoma State University. Katie is the author of the Plantz eCookbook Series, and the creator of Plantz For All – The Online Culinary Boot Camp. This is a whole food, vegan cooking course free of gluten, sugar, oil and salt. Katie's ultimate passion is supporting people in becoming their best self. To do this she shares how easy a plant-based diet can be, and how to make it simply delicious. Find Katie Mae at PlantBasedKatie.com and PlantzForAll.com.