Jeff Taraday is a reformed junk food addict and barbecue junkie who discovered the power of a whole foods, plant-based diet in in 2010. Prior to his dietary change, he was thirty pounds overweight and a heavy drinker. Switching to a plant-based diet has helped him lose the extra weight and transform him into a fitness and exercise junkie and a plant-based nutrition advocate.
Jeff is now a certified Nutritional Education Trainer through the Nutritional Education Institute and has completed a certification in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. He will complete his third certification through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in the winter of 2013. He is the author of the blog The Plant Eater, and coaches individuals and families around the country in nutrition, both in person, over the phone, and via email.
He is also a member of the board of Groceryships, a non-profit that provides grocery scholarships, nutritional education, and emotional support to low-income families in Los Angeles, California.