About Judy E. Buss
Judy E. Buss is a syndicated food columnist (Adams Publishing Group, D-R Media, and LakelandNow), a nutritional cooking instructor, speaker, blogger for the American Holistic Health Association, and freelance writer. Her articles have also been published in the Woman to Woman magazine; Slow Food USA; The Ledger newspaper “More to Life”, a monthly edition for seniors; the Florida Flute Association Newsletter; and more. She has taught nutritional cooking classes at the University of South Florida, the Rath Education Center Senior Scholars Program; Lakeland, Florida.
Buss is a frequent speaker at wellness clinics, weight loss, and cancer survivor support organizations, senior citizen groups, colleges, health fairs, fitness organizations, and social clubs. Her cooking classes, presentations, and writings focus on informing and inspiring her audiences, students, and readers to prepare nutritious, budget-friendly meals at home with a minimum of time investment. Her articles and recipes are also used by disease health-support groups. Judy has also recently completed writing a healthy cooking cookbook specifically written for home cooks who have little or no experience.
Judy’s recipes are an eclectic collection of her original creations, new-and-nutritionally-improved classic favorites, as well as ethnically-inspired ones from her travels around the country and overseas.
A passionate and engaging educator, Mrs. Buss combines more than four decades of experience and ongoing studies in nutrition, natural medicine, and the culinary arts. To enhance her cooking skills she has taken classes at The New England Culinary Institute, The Santa Fe School of Cooking, and a Master Chef class at Le Cordon Bleu. Judy holds masters degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is also an accomplished musician.
Buss performs a great deal of community volunteer service. She was a member of the Building a Healthier Polk three-year initiative, a county-wide alliance of organizations, hospitals, the Polk County Health Department, and individuals working towards the goal of reducing obesity in the county. A series of her healthy cooking tutorials, specifically written in support of the initiative, were published in 4 of the county's newspapers. Her motto is: “Keep the doctor away – deliciously!”
Judy and her work were featured in two media venues: The Polk County Democrat newspaper, “Senior Scholars Learn Healthy Eating, Gain a new Hobby in the Kitchen,” and the "Wellness Connection,” newsletter of American Holistic Health Association.
Judy E. Buss is a member of the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), American Holistic Health Association (AHHA), Slow Food USA, Sierra Club, and multiple wellness-oriented groups on LinkedIn and Facebook. She and her husband, well-known composer Howard J. Buss, live in Lakeland, Florida.
I am alarmed by the sorry state of our nation’s health. Clearly, the unhealthy lifestyle perpetuated by millions in the U.S. is, in great part, the reason for the exploding rate of obesity, chronic diseases, and skyrocketing medical costs. Eating habits have a profound effect on health. As long as meals and snacks are viewed primarily as a form of entertainment, for stopping hunger pangs, or for masking stress, rather than as an act of nurturing and maintaining good health, no state-of-the-art medical treatment can prevent our country’s growing health crisis.
I strongly believe that regularly preparing nutritious meals at home has a powerful, multi-faceted effect on people’s lives. It most positively impacts their health, dramatically reduces health care and food costs, enhances interpersonal relationships within families, and boosts overall quality of life.
Judy E. Buss’ informative magazine, newspaper articles, classes, and presentations cover the following aspects of eating for health:
· Nutritional information about the foods under discussion.
· Preparation and handling techniques to maximize preservation of the nutritional value.
· Cooking methods to minimize labor and time investment in the kitchen.
· Providing a wide range of recipes for nutritious, quick, inexpensive, and delicious dishes.
· Expanding her audiences’ culinary repertoire by introducing new or less familiar ingredients.
· Instilling the joy of cooking and the nurturing of good health.
“Judy’s in-depth knowledge of cooking, nutrition, and wellness, coupled with her commitment and passion for her work, is evident in the amazing variety of the culinary topics she presents in her columns. Written in a personable style, her highly informative columns, always enhanced with humor, are filled with great ideas, tips, and affordable easy recipes. Judy’s columns are among our readers’ favorites, according to very favorable feedback. Judy has been writing for Sun Coast Media Group newspapers since 2009. She is a pleasure to work with and always turns her meticulously written quality columns in a timely manner. I highly recommend her.” - Mat Delaney, Editor, Highlands Sun, Highlands County, Florida
“Judy Buss taught Healthy Cooking courses at the University of South Florida Rath Senior CoNEXTions and Education Center from January 2009 to March 2012. Her stimulating and informative cooking demonstrations incorporated her expertise in healthy cooking, and nutrition. Judy had a large student following who loved her classes, her enthusiastic teaching style and delicious recipes.”- Rosemarie Lamm, PhD, Executive Director Rath Senior CoNEXTions and Education Center, The University of South Florida
“Judy Buss has presented six “Eating for Health” programs for various groups at our YMCA; groups such as LIVESTRONG – Cancer Survivors; Active Adults, the entire membership, etc. After each event, attendees were raving about all they learned, the recipe handouts they received, her charming humor, and her passion for what she does. I highly recommend Judy as an outstanding educator and speaker.”- Kirk Eich, CEO/President , West Central Florida YMCA
“It has been our privilege for The American Holistic Health Association to receive Judy’s popular and valuable content to be shared as monthly postings to our blog at: ahha.org/blog I personally enjoy reading Judy’s articles. As the AHHA liaison with her I can share that she is most conscientious, reliable, and always meets her deadlines on time.”- Suzan V. Walter, MBA, President, American Holistic Health Association
“Judy’s columns are always a pleasure to read. Her informative healthy cooking articles are written in an easy to read, personal, and humorous style, which our readers look forward to each month. Judy has been writing for the Sun Coast Media Group newspapers since 2009. She is easy to work with, and her writing requires very little editing. I highly recommend her.”- Marie Merchant, Feeling Fit Editor, Sun Newspapers