About Judy E. Buss
Judy E. Buss is a Syndicated Healthy-Food Columnist, (Sun Coast Media Group), a Nutritional Cooking Instructor, Speaker, Blogger for the American Holistic Health Association, and Freelance writer. Her articles have also been published in the Woman to Woman magazine; The Ledger newspaper “More to Life”, a monthly edition for seniors; the Florida Flute Association Newsletter; and more. She has taught Nutritional Cooking classes at the University of South Florida, the Rath Education Center Senior Scholars Program; Lakeland, Florida.
Buss is a frequent speaker at wellness clinics, weight loss, and cancer survivor support organizations, senior citizen groups, colleges, health fairs, fitness organizations, and social clubs. Her cooking classes, presentations, and writings focus on informing and inspiring her audiences, students, and readers to prepare nutritious, budget-friendly meals at home with a minimum of time investment. Her articles and recipes are also used by disease health-support groups. Judy has also recently completed writing a healthy cooking cookbook specifically written for home cooks who have little or no experience.
Judy’s recipes are an eclectic collection of her original creations, new-and-nutritionally-improved classic favorites, as well as ethnically-inspired ones from her travels around the country and overseas.
A passionate and engaging educator, Mrs. Buss combines more than three decades of experience and ongoing studies in nutrition, natural medicine, and the culinary arts. To enhance her cooking skills she has taken classes at The New England Culinary Institute, The Santa Fe School of Cooking, and a Master Chef class at Le Cordon Bleu. Judy performs a great deal of community volunteer service. She was a member of the Building a Healthier Polk three-year initiative, a county-wide alliance of organizations, hospitals, the Polk County Health Department, and individuals working towards the goal of reducing obesity in the county. A series of her healthy cooking tutorials, specifically written in support of the initiative, were published in 4 newspapers. Her motto is: “Keep the doctor away – deliciously!”
Judy and her work were featured in two media venues: The Polk County Democrat newspaper, “Senior Scholars Learn Healthy Eating, Gain a new Hobby in the Kitchen,” and the "Wellness Connection,” newsletter of American Holistic Health Association.
Judy E. Buss is a member of the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), American Holistic Health Association (AHHA), Slow Food USA, Sierra Club, and multiple groups on LinkedIn and Facebook. She and her husband, well-known composer Howard J. Buss, live in Lakeland, Florida.
I am alarmed by the sorry state of our nation’s health. Clearly, the unhealthy lifestyle perpetuated by millions in the U.S. is, in great part, the reason for the exploding rate of obesity, chronic diseases, and skyrocketing medical cost. Eating habits have a profound effect on health. As long as meals and snacks are viewed primarily as a form of entertainment, for stopping hunger pangs, or for masking stress, rather than as an act of nurturing and maintaining good health, no state-of-the-art medical treatment can prevent our country’s growing health crisis.
I strongly believe that regularly preparing nutritious meals at home has a powerful, multi-faceted effect on people’s lives. It most positively impacts their health, dramatically reduces health care and food costs, enhances interpersonal relationships within families, and boosts overall quality of life.
Judy E. Buss’ informative magazine, newspaper articles, classes, and presentations cover the following aspects of healthy cooking:
· Nutritional information about the foods under discussion.
· Preparation and handling techniques to maximize preservation of the nutritional value.
· Cooking methods to minimize labor and time investment in the kitchen.
· Providing a wide range of recipes for nutritious, quick, inexpensive, and delicious dishes.
· Expanding her audiences’ culinary repertoire by introducing new or less familiar ingredients.
· Instilling the joy of cooking and the nurturing of good health.