Jane Esselstyn RN is a fresh and charismatic voice on the plant-based, whole food diet. She brings her perspective and passion as a woman, nurse and mother to creating on-ramps to the plant-based way of life. Jane is an avid and inventive designer of plant-based recipes and the co-author of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook with her next door neighbor and mom, Ann. And she created the recipe section of the #1 NYTimes bestseller, Plant-Strong, by her brother, Rip Esselstyn.
Like many in the Esselstyn family, Jane presents her work, research, and recipes across the country. Her presentations, food demonstrations, samples and food parties bring clarity of understanding and a can-do attitude to the power of plant-based eating.
Jane has worked as a science, outdoor, and health educator for over 25 years, and more recently a researcher. The Journal of Pediatrics recently published the study she worked on with the Cleveland Clinic observing the effect of a plant-based diet on pediatric obesity and hypercholesterolemia. Jane created the classroom curriculum and the kitchen curriculum and creations for the month long study. A tireless champion for kids and their health, Jane brings remarkable clarity, compassion, and humor to the table.