In 2002, Emily discovered a low-fat, whole foods plant-based diet and along with it, a whole new world of fresh flavor and vibrant health. Within a year, she lost 40 pounds, going from a size 12 to a size 4. She combined her lifelong love of gourmet cooking with her newfound passion for health, nutrition and a vegan diet and lifestyle and turned it into a career by becoming the Supervisor of Salud!, Cooking & Lifestyle School at Whole Foods Market Sacramento in 2004. She ran the school, teaching many plant-based cooking classes until choosing to be a stay-at-home mom in 2007.
In the Spring of 2010, Emily began teaching Food for Life classes for the prevention and treatment of cancer for The Cancer Project. The Cancer Project is a program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PCRM promotes preventive medicine, particularly good nutrition. PCRM also conducts clinical research and promotes higher standards in research.
From 2013-2014, Emily was an instructor for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, facilitating the course in Plant-Based Nutrition offered online through eCornell.
Emily has written for VegNews Magazine and Veggie Life Magazine and has been interviewed for and had recipes featured in Sacramento Magazine. Emily has taught at Dr. John and Mary McDougall’s Health and Medical Center, including twice at their Celebrity Chef Weekends. She has been a presenter at the San Francisco VegFest, the Sacramento VegFest, Farm Sanctuary, Williams-Sonoma and more. For the past several years, Emily has been teaching popular cooking classes at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.
From 2017-2018, Emily was on staff with the Food Revolution Network as Content and Outreach Associate and Staff Writer, putting her years of experience to work writing popular blog posts and answering questions about plant-based living on social media.
Emily has a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, is Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at eCornell and is currently completing her training to become a Certified Health and Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches School of Coaching. She lives in Sacramento, California with her family.
Contact Emily at emily [at] emilyhoneycutt [dot] com
“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.”
– Adelle Davis