Beth Aldrich, Certified Health Counselor, Culinary Nutrition Educator, engaging speaker, media personality and author of the book, Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food, Lose Weight and Feel Fabulous (New American Library-Penguin Books imprint, 2012), delivers engaging healthy living and culinary fundamentals through keynote addresses, lectures and as a media spokesperson. As an expert health and nutrition columnist for Diet.com, SocialMoms.com, HotMomsClub.com, 30SecondMom.com and RealMomsLovetoEat.com, Beth shares her wisdom, experience and knowledge about all things food and wellness. From health coaching, and living a balanced life to, the energetics of food and finding your passion, Beth delivers her message in a charismatic yet compassionate way.
She is the founder of For Her Information Media, LLC (FHI) established in 2003, with productions such as the PBS TV series, For Her Information (aired in Turkey, Israel and 60 cities, nationwide), the radio shows, A Balanced Life with Beth Aldrich, and Real Moms Love to Eat with Beth Aldrich, and blogs, RealMomsLoveToEat.com and SkinnyKitchenDiaries.com. Her company’s mission is to be a life guide for conscious-minded women. Beth is also the founder of Restoring Essence Nutrition, LLC and a Certified Holistic Health and Nutritional Counselor through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Beth received her education from Columbia University’s Teachers College, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, The Nutritional Education Institute, Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy and the Matthew Kenney Cuisine Academy.
She studied under natural health and nutrition experts such as Dr. Mehmet Oz, Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, David Wolfe, Dr. Walter Willett, Matthew Kenney and Barry Sears. Her work with Restoring Essence and FHI is a perfect blend of offerings, giving clients the opportunity to find happiness, learn, and become accountable for their own health and wellness.
Beth also holds a B.A. in English/Journalism from Kent State University and Christopher Newport University in Virginia. With more than 25 years of on-camera experience, as well as training at the Second City Training Center in Chicago and the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Beth has developed the enigmatic wit and kindness to engage and captivate audiences and groups during her speaking engagements, workshops and seminars. She held the lead role in all of Delta Airlines on-board videos for five years, appeared in several commercials and has been featured on numerous radio shows and media outlets.
Having completed four marathons as a mother of three, including the coveted Boston Marathon (with a personal best time), Beth learned a lot about her own body, nutrition and the body/mind connection. Due to running injuries, she was faced with the challenge of working through her pain to find healthy solutions that supported her body rather than medicating it. Her natural instinct to research and delve into nutrition and wellness topics brought her to a place of health, happiness, and a personal best marathon time in Boston.
Beth currently serves on the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Auxiliary Board on the northshore of Chicago, raising awareness and funds for cancer research. She was also a board member and Luminary Circle Member of Step Up Women’s Network, Chicago chapter, where she served as a mentor for young up-and-coming businesswomen. She also served on the original Executive Committee and developed and created the guidebook for Cool Globes, an artistic global warming exhibit that appeared on Chicago’s lakefront in the summer of 2007. Beth regularly volunteers at her children’s schools, often donating food and media-based projects for the parents and classroom projects.
Beth’s publishing debut in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series book, Power Moms (Simon & Schuster 2009), recounts her touching story about her serious car accident and recovery and how it impacted her as a mother.
In her free time, Beth works out, runs, swims, knits, enjoys yoga, plays golf with her family, is challenged by Sudoku, prepares raw food recipes and has a passion for the Indiana dunes. Beth lives with her husband, Tom, three sons, and two Tibetan Terriers in Chicago’s North Shore.