Green Festival Speakers
Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian (RD), as well as a culinary expert, who is dedicated to promoting and embracing the health benefits of a plant based diet for disease prevention, treatment, and optimal health. His passion for food and health began at the age of 13, while working in a restaurant/resort. He combined his passion for cooking and nutrition by earning an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Nutrition, both from Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, Rhode Island. He then earned a Master of Public Health, with a concentration in community nutrition, and completed The Dietetic Internship Program, both at Benedictine University, in Lisle, IL. Eric has extensive culinary arts training working in a wide variety of arenas. These include food production for specific diseases and all stages of the life cycle, working at resorts, fine catering, and even overseas in Ireland as a pastry chef. Eric Currently works full time as a clinical nutrition specialist at Block Medical Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment. In addition to working at The Block Center, Eric further promotes the benefits of a plant based diet by being a Nutrition Advisor for The Vegetarian Resource Group, owns his own private practice called Sharing Nutrition, and also conducts cooking classes and nutrition education as a Food for Life Instructor for The Cancer Project.