About The Teacher

Author, lecturer and raw food consultant, Karen Ranzi, authored Creating Healthy Children: Through Attachment Parenting and Raw Foods in 2010 and Raw Vegan Recipe Fun for Families: 115 Easy Recipes and Health Tips for Energetic Living in 2014.

Karen was awarded the Peer-to-Peer Award for Service to Children’s Health by the 2014 Raw Living Expo in California. She was also awarded with the Best of Raw Top Professional Simple Raw Food Chef at the Raw Living Expo 2014.

In October 2014, Karen’s book Creating Healthy Children won the Bronze Medal “Living Now Award” in the Category of Health and Nutrition by Independent Publishers.

Karen has been interviewed on numerous TV and radio shows on the topics of the vegan and raw food lifestyle, and vegetarian and raw food parenting as well as attachment parenting, and on talk shows of the Gary Null Progressive Radio Network. Karen appeared as one of 40 raw food leaders on host Steven Prussack’s RAWpalooza Raw Food World Summit in January 2012 and again in April 2012 on Interviews with the Raw Food Masters. She was a featured speaker on the “Conscious Foods Summit” broadcast worldwide in February 2012. Karen has been interviewed on numerous other online Summits in 2013 and 2014, including the RAWmazing Life Summit along with over 20 raw food leaders.

Karen was a highlighted speaker for the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists February 2012 Symposium on “Lifestyle Effects on Skin Health,” and was featured as a speaker at the New York Health & Beauty Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan June 2012. She was featured on two episodes of “The Living Healthy Show,” broadcast on 14 cable TV networks, July, August and September 2012. Karen could be heard speaking with radio host Mark Riley of WWRL NY in May 2012 on the benefits of attachment parenting. She was interviewed by host Mitchell Rabin of “A Better World TV and Radio” on August 8, 2012. Karen was the featured guest on author Victoria Moran’s show “Main Street Vegan Radio” in May 2013 and on Dr. Michael Finkelstein’s radio program “The Skillful Living Room” in June 2013, in addition to many more that can be seen at (contact info blocked)PressRoom

Karen has traveled widely on talk and book tours on a mission to educate her audience on the benefits of the raw food lifestyle and attachment parenting. Karen has presented her classes “The Raw Food Challenge,” “Super Healthy Children,” “Eating for the A’s,” and “Nourishing Ourselves, Nourishing Our Families” at numerous seminars, schools, universities, health institutes and festivals throughout the United States and abroad. Karen was the keynote speaker at “The Children’s Health Congress: Flowers of Life” in Pereslavl, Russia, south of Moscow, in June 2012, organized by the Russian Association of the Raw Food Movement and Naturopathy. She is a writer for Get Fresh! Magazine, Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine, VegWorld Magazine, Vibrance Magazine, Super Raw Life Magazine, and Eternity Watch Magazine. Karen has also written articles for Youth Runner Magazine, Living Nutrition Magazine, Raw Mom Magazine, Super Sustainable Life Magazine, Green ChildMagazine, Vegetarian Baby and Child Magazine, Health Science Magazine, Organic Connection Magazine, The Raw Dish and Raw Foods News Magazine.

Karen is a Health Expert Advisor for (contact info blocked), presenting articles on a variety of health and wellness topics.

Karen presented health and wellness workshops to enthusiastic audiences at Penn State University, the University of South Carolina, Ramapo College of New Jersey, and Lesley University.

Karen completed a 10 day talk and book tour from New York to Chicago in April 2011 and her next book tours were from New York to Atlanta in July 2011, to Texas in October 2011, to Boston in November 2011 and to east and west coasts of Florida in February and March 2012, Connecticut and Massachusetts April 2012, and one week in Moscow, Pereslavl and St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2012, New York to Montreal in October 2012, Sedona in February 2013, California in April 2013, and Toronto in June 2013. Karen was a featured speaker at the New York City VegFest (2012 and 2014) and the London VegFest in October 2013 and 2014. She will be a keynote speaker at the Borneo Fruit Festival in Indonesia December 2014.

Karen has been a Pioneer Presenter at the Woodstock Fruit Festival annually each August since 2011.

Karen also hosts events for other leading health and nutrition presenters through her New Jersey Raw Food Support Network on (contact info blocked).

In addition to her work in nutrition, Karen holds a Masters degree in speech pathology from New York University, and is a speech therapist working with children of all ages for over 30 years, specializing with autistic children since 2012.

Every June, Karen supervises twenty speech pathology graduate students from Northeastern universities as they work with autistic children at Camp Kaleidoscope of Vermont, a unique camp program for autistic children and their families. Karen increases her students’ awareness of the impact of whole food vegan nutrition on the children’s health and wellbeing, which includes the benefits of a gluten-free/dairy-free lifestyle, eliminating processed foods and eating more fresh raw plant foods.

In 1994, Karen was able to heal her three year old son from asthma, chronic ear infections and multiple allergies, and herself from digestive and skin problems through dietary and lifestyle changes. By means of her education, life-changing personal experiences, and sincere desire to share her message, Karen has been able to guide thousands toward developing excellent health.

If you are looking for help in creating health, Karen’s coaching and classes provide you with the support for success. You may choose in-person, phone or email consultations. Each person has their own lifestyle background. Karen is able to individualize your needs and assist you from whatever dietary and lifestyle path you have been following. If you would like Karen to speak for your group or to schedule a private consultation or class, please email her (contact info blocked) or call (contact info blocked).

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