April Ashcroft is a health enthusiast and educator of plant based nutrition. She has been studying nutrition for 27 years and has been preparing 100% plant based meals for her and her family for over 20 years.

Because of the great health improvements that she experienced over the years, she developed a passion for helping others and began co-teaching cooking classes in 2004 through the Dixie State College Community Education program.  She now teaches privately her Health for Life cooking classes and also teaches cooking classes twice a month at the The Kitchen Corner.  In January 2012 she joined the team of providers at The Bridge Health Recovery Center. This is an exciting opportunity to help those who are suffering from cronic illnesses and seeking health through holistic methods.

In 2010 she earned a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University’s e-cornell on-line certifcation program. With her passion for continued learning she strives to keep up with the latest in nutrition research and is excited to share what she learns with others. 

One of the ways that she has done this is with her newly published cookbook Whole Food Goodness, which is not only a collection of her favorite high nutrient, plant based recipes but also includes documented research studies and other references supporting a plant based diet.

In 2005 she co-founded of the Vegetarian Society of Utah and continues to serve on the board of directors. With their monthly programs and potlucks, it gives her additional opportunities to teach and is a great way to meet others and create friendships.

April lives in southern Utah with her husband Brian and cat Spencer. She loves hanging out with her family (which includes 3 step-daughters and 7 grand-kids) and loves hiking, biking, swimming, water and snow skiing, and anything that involves being in the great outdoors!

100% Plant Based 100% Nutritious 100% Delicious

Health for Life cooking will demonstrate how to incorporate the wonderful plant foods that nature provides into delicious meals that are rich in phyto-nutrients, protein, calcium, and taste! Processed flours and sugars are rarely used and processed oils are never used! To purchase my cookbooks and find out when my next cooking classes are, visit www.health4lifecooking.com.