Leann Hill

Guest Teacher

Leann is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Herbalist whose main focus is on community education and botanicals. She first studied herbalism at the Florida School of Holistic Living, graduating from their Roots, Family, and Community Herbalism courses. During this time, she developed a strong appreciation for nutrition which eventually encouraged her to attend Sonoran University where she graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition in 2022.

Within a year of graduating, Leann was presented with an opportunity to work in public health providing nutrition education to low-income communities. Since April of 2023, she has been part of the SNAP-Ed team at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. This team is part of a larger program that provides free nutrition classes throughout the state, but classes are not all they offer. These teams also have people dedicated to making changes in policy, systems, and the environment that help to reframe how the public views food and pass policies that, helping to break down the barriers to nutrition security.

In addition to her work in public health, Leann is an active herbalist in the community and has an online presence, under the name of Bat Lady Herbals, to share her love of herbs. She is currently preparing to open a private nutrition practice and to participate in research to expand the knowledge of the benefits of botanicals and how they can be incorporated into health practices. After all, food is medicine and many of these botanicals are also traditional foods.

Learn from Leann at the Florida Herbal Conference:

  • The Benefits of Wild Food: An Introduction and Weed Walk: Wild plants have been used as food since the dawn of time. It's only been a few hundred years that we've cultivated our food on a wide scale. This cultivation has helped provide food for many people, but it has also limited our access to healthy nutrients. Join us for a walk around the site as we focus on wild, native plants and how beneficial they are as food sources.

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