About Rita Heikenfeld
Rita Nader Heikenfeld, CCP, CMH*, is an award-winning syndicated journalist, inductee into Escoffier Hall of Fame, President’s Medal ACF, Appalachian herbal scholar, accredited family herbalist, author, cooking teacher, media personality and the founding editor of www.Abouteating.com. Rita writes a syndicated weekly column for Community Press Newspapers (CommunityPress.Cincinnati.com) that reaches almost a quarter of a million people each week in Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
Rita is Resident Herbalist for Fox 19 Morning Xtra, Natorp’s, Earthineer and Granny’s Garden, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Women, Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who in American Education for her culinary and community achievements. Rita is a former adjunct professor at The University of Cincinnati and can be found on Sacred Heart Radio.
Rita lives “in the sticks” outside of Batavia, Ohio near Cincinnati with her family, where they heat with wood, raise chickens for eggs, and grow their own produce and herbs.
*CCP (Certified Culinary Professional) – The CCP (Certified Culinary Professional) designation is awarded by the International Association
*CMH (Certified Modern Herbalist) – An intensive program of study focusing on herbal practices and medicinal uses. Focusing on overall wellness through natural methods.
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