Maddie Sobel is a plant-based nutrition and cooking educator, certified by the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine. She has been actively teaching classes in hospitals and cancer centers since 2010. She has worked with large groups as well as individuals in guiding them toward embracing a more health supporting diet by including more plant-based whole foods.
As a personal chef, Maddie has been offering creative meals to her clients that are seasonal, nutrient dense and aesthetically pleasing.
Maddie has been a food service manager at a large summer camp where she has been successful in creating a more healthful menu and initiating a Junior Chef program to introduce the campers to healthier eating. As a former restaurant manager, she has been responsible for creating a vegan dining concept as well as developing an exciting and creative menu.
Maddie’s life’s work is to help people create healthy and fulfilling lives, while making changes to support our precious planet.
For over 40 years, Maddie’s zest for learning how nutrition choices impact quality of life and the environment brought her from one healthy-living adventure to the next.
Maddie is a firm believer that what is best for our bodies is also best for the planet. Her commitment to healthful eating and green living began before the convenience of high quality stores like Trader Joes and Whole Foods appeared on the scene. Early on, Maddie fearlessly sorted through bins of bruised organic apples at hole-in-the-wall health food stores.
A busy mother of three, she and her husband owned and operated a popular children’s summer camp in upstate New York. Maddie transformed the camp’s meal service and catering from junk food to a menu that inspired kids to choose and enjoy healthy foods.
Maddie’s passion for nutrition led her to study macrobiotics and train as a vegetarian chef. She spent three years creating delicious veggie dishes in a vegetarian restaurant, where she developed a knack for whipping up healthy meals in no time.
In 2003 Maddie and her husband retired from the camp business and relocated to southern Vermont, and she soon set off on her next adventure. Maddie studied modern health counseling and Eastern and Western nutrition theory at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She learned directly from the pioneers in nutrition and wellness, including Deepak Chopra and Andrew Weil, MD. Maddie is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Columbia University, Teachers College.
Today, Maddie designs personalized eating plans that nourish the mind, body, spirit and planet.
Maddie works with private clients, families and local schools, implementing a variety of creative tools that make healthy eating and green living simple – from nutrition counseling, to organic garden design, engaging presentations and much more.
Her private practice is located in beautiful Manchester, Vermont. When she’s not working with clients, she can be found enjoying a delicious, healthy meal with her husband or in her organic garden, tending to her honeybees, or planning her next healthy-delicious dinner party.