Sheri DeMaris, M.Ed, is a holistic health counselor who has taught whole foods/macrobiotic cooking at various restaurants and cooking schools throughout the United States and Europe for over 25 years. She has run wellness seminars and created programs for "healthy living" for public school programs K-12, community colleges and universities and has authored articles on healthy lifestyles, school lunch programs and cooking for various magazines.
Author of the new Macro Magic: For Kids and Parents cookbook as well, Sheri inspires individuals to make positive eating choices and now offers this full-color, recipe-rich macrobiotic cookbook and more for groups of all ages. (Learn more here.)
Sheri continues to host, produce and direct a local alternative health TV show, Tea With Sheri, and has also produced and hosted a cooking DVD, a DVD on the life story of Michio Kushi and a number of kids' cooking videos.
Sheri is an adjunct professor in the Alternative Health Program for medical students at Hahnemann University, Philadelphia and has been a full-time counselor for 26 years. Sheri holds a Masters in Counseling from the College of William and Mary, VA, and a postmasters in Counseling from Villanova University, PA.
Sheri is a graduate of the Level 4 Certification Program at the Kushi Institute. She has studied macrobiotic health counseling in Lier, Belgium and has been trained as a "Food is Elementary" educator and a shiatsu practitioner. Sheri has spoken on "Healthy School Lunch Programs" before the USDA, to a number of school district program initiatives and most recently in Tokyo, Japan. She designed and ran one of the first Natural Foods Kids' Summer Camps in Killington, Vermont.
Currently, Sheri DeMaris is a full-time Guidance Counselor at Valley Forge Middle School, in Wayne, Pennsylvania. In addition to fulfilling her job responsibilities as a counselor, she created a healthy cooking program for public school students. She was the recipient of the "Golden Carrot Award" from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for "exceptional innovation and leadership in promoting child health and nutrition".
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Sheri offers cooking classes, lectures and seminars as well as individual counseling and cooking instruction. To schedule an appointment with her, please visit the contact page.