Patty James, MS, holds a master's degree in holistic nutrition and is a certified natural chef. She was founder and director of Patty James Cooking School and Nutrition Center in Sebastopol, CA, the first certified organic cooking school and nutrition center in the country. James is a frequent speaker at public schools, businesses, markets, and food- and health-oriented events. She works as a nutritional consultant both with individuals and with groups such as schools and health care providers. Visit her online at www.pattyjames.com.