My Training

I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques and over 100 dietary theories from Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo and low-carb, to raw, vegan and macrobiotics.

My personal passion however is WHOLE plant based nutrition and a healing lifestyle that’s resulted in my own healthy weight loss, vibrant energy & ongoing happiness.


I studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including:

Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author

David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center

Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author

Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions

Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author

Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health

Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author

Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author

David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition

Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University

Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author


Plant Based Cook Training

This ground-breaking plant-based certification course focused on the application of core techniques and allowed me to explore and practice a variety of recipes and flavors from around the world. Advanced raw techniques were also included and addressed health supportive cooking with no oil, low sodium and gluten-free options.

With high definition training videos & classroom training, world-class instructors, peer support and interactive assignments, Rouxbe plant based food and preparation training has set the bar as the new standard in culinary education since 2005.

Overall, my education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, plant based food and cooking, health coaching and prevention, all to be of service to YOU!

Cheryl Ford - Full Bio

Cheryl holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services with specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a Certified Plant Cook through Rouxbe/ Forks Over Knives culinary training.

Cheryl is a Master level Reki Practitioner, has received extensive Mindfulness training at Kagyu Samye Ling Monastary in Scotland and is an Ordained Ministerial Counsellor through Pathways of Light Spiritual College in the USA.

She is also a long time student and teacher of the spiritual text, A Course in Miracles and is dedicated to the personal and spiritual development of people wanting to shift their perception from one of fear to love.

Cheryl has worked in senior roles in several national charities over the past 20 years and is a native Californian, but currently lives in the UK with her husband, children and their dog Ben and cat Peter.