Chef Profile

Cindy Gershen - Wellness City Challenge

Cindy owns Sunrise Bistro, a restaurant in Northern California. She also teaches a healthy eating class at a local high school, and built an organic market garden at the school to utilize the farm-to-table method with her students.  In 2005, Cindy founded the Wellness City Challenge to make positive changes in the food system, beginning with local schools. She has worked closely with Dr. Lustig and the Institute for Responsible Nutrition.



Farm-to-table cooking 

Social Media

Cindy Gershen's Linkedin page

Cindy Gershen Twitter: @gershencindy


Fat Chance Cookbook (co-wrote with Dr. Lustig) 

Personal Quote

"Change the Food, Change the Future."

Articles about Cindy on this website

It takes a community to change a food system

Pathways to healthy living


Follow @ResponsibleFood on Twitter