ABOUT SANDRA M. WEISS
"I was born and raised in Barcelona. There, I earned a degree in Veterinary Science with a specialty in Food Technology and Nutrition.
I arrived in New York in 1999. I was immediately seduced by its dynamism and diversity, so I decided to stay.
Later I earned a Masters of Education degree and became a licensed New York State biology and science teacher. I created and implemented several programs and curriculums to promote healthy eating habits among students, parents and the the schools community. I created and successfully maintained sustainable school gardens with hands on activities that helped promote the education of students with special needs.
As a Science Lead Teacher, and lead member of the School Garden Team, I participated in many programs offered by GrowNYC, and GreenThumb, a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation community garden program. I successfully implemented “The Garden to School Café” program, a partner of Grow To Learn, which combines efforts from the DOE, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, NYC Parks and Recreation, GrowNYC, and GreenThumb to connect school gardens and school meals through lunchtime harvest events and educational activities.
Among other, I was awarded a Teacher Leadership Advocate Microcredential.
Due to my interest in science and the environment, I became involved in several research projects; including studies on the effects of acid rain in the Adirondacks and surveys on Shelter Island ecosystems.
I served for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) as a professional development facilitator in Food Science.
I provided consulting culinary and bilingual education
services for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. I enjoyed delivering cooking demonstrations and nutritional workshops in Farmers Markets all over
Passionately proud of Spain and my native Catalonia. I consistently preached the gospel of its grandeur, food, wine, arts, music, culture, history, and physical beauty to people throughout New York.
While living in New York, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, suffered chronic back pain, arthritis and the carpal tunnel syndrome. By changing and adapting my food habits I was able to avoid surgery and I'm currently living a very healthy life along with my husband and my four children.
I decided to turn this nutritional technique, love and passion, into a public practice dedicated to bringing together the good life and healthy living habits of the Mediterranean to New York.
Inspired by my mother and her Mediterranean cooking, I started practicing what I called nutritional healing remedies. I apply my chemistry and nutrition background knowledge in order to hand select food items with specific properties that heal targeted diseases and symptoms. I create dishes and individualized food menus that are specific for sustaining a healthy living for diverse individual needs.
My commitment to health, wellness, food justice and sustainability goes simply beyond business, as I volunteer for several non-profit organizations. I teach at Manhattanville College Animal Behavior and World Languages inspiring new generations in appreciating their diverse backgrounds and respect for out Mother, Earth.
I grow my own produce in my urban garden at home. I am a Certified GrowNYC FARMroots’ Beginning Farmer Program. I have my own sustainable farm in the Catskills. My dream is to be able to provide organic, local, fresh produce at affordable prices to communities, and to be able to donate produce to those in need.
I absolutely love what I do!"
Sandra M. Weiss
Organic World US Founder
ACE Certified Health Coach
GrowNYC Certified Farmer
NYS Certified Biology Teacher
Dr. in Veterinary Science & Food Technology