Sheri-Lynn DeMaris knows what it’s like to be short on time and pressed for quick, healthy solutions. Over the past 30 years, she has spent nights and weekends developing from a woman with a knack for creative recipes into an authority on alternative health.
Sheri is an adjunct professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Hahnemann University and a guidance counselor at Valley Forge Middle School. In 1981, she earned a Master’s in Counseling from the College of William and Mary and holds a Postmasters certificate in counseling from Villanova University. She has studied macrobiotic philosophy, counseling, teaching, cooking, shiatsu massage and oriental diagnosis and is a Level 4 graduate of the Kushi Institute.
All of Sheri’s education was completed while holding down a day job. She has worked as both a sales representative and manager of health food stores in Philadelphia and New Jersey. For the last 26 years, she has worked as a full time counselor for middle school students and has taught people of all ages the way to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Sheri is the host, director and producer of an alternative health TV show: “Tea with Sheri”; a cooking TV pilot: “Macro for the Mainstream” and a number of cooking TV videos for children one of which is “It’s a Wrap”.
She is an active lobbyist for reform in school lunch programs and has spoken on the subject before school boards, school food service conferences and the USDA. In addition, Sheri has spoken at a number of events which focus on alternative health including the
Vegetarian Festivals in the United States and Japan; and the International Macrobiotic Summer Conferences in the United States and Europe.
She is a cooking instructor for people of all ages. She has taught extensively on the east coast and has traveled throughout the United States, Germany, Belgium, Amsterdam and Japan as a cooking instructor and educator.
Sheri has been interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Suburban Main Line Times and the Courier Post. She has been featured on cooking TV shows including “Celebrity Kitchens”, “Christina Cooks”, “Kids Kan Too” and “The Make-Over Story”. She has written articles for various publications including “New Visions Magazine”, “Yoga Life Journal” and “Christina Cooks Magazine”.
Presently, Sheri makes a home in Devon, PA. She is a full time guidance counselor at the Valley Forge Middle School where she teaches healthy cooking classes to the 5th -8th grade students. This year she published a kids cookbook “Healthy Kids in the Kitchen” amd was the recipient of the “Golden Carrot Award” and the McDonalds “Go Fit Award” for helping to promote healthy eating in public schools.
Her kitchen is her sanctuary and has been since she was 20 years old.