Meredith Sobel, Founder and Holistic Health Counselor
Sobel Wellness was founded by Meredith Sobel, a Holistic Health Counselor studying at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York, NY. The Institute of Integrative Nutrition is the only nutrition school integrating all the different dietary theories—combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods. For more information about my education, please go to integrativenutrition.com
Meredith received her undergraduate degree in religion and biology from Columbia University's Barnard College in New York City. After graduation, she held a part-time position as a prep cook and assistant pastry chef at Tocqueville, a well-known boutique restaurant in Union Square. In addition to her culinary endeavors, Meredith worked at Accenture in management consulting and at Bloomberg LP in financial modeling and news reporting before heading off to Boston to begin her graduate studies. At Harvard University, Meredith discovered rowing and became a member of the Harvard Business School Rowing Club. After she completed her Master's Degree in Health Economics, Meredith returned to New York to work in clinical operations and later on in regulatory planning at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Meredith's work at NYP gave her experience with different patient populations such as people with diabetes, cardiac conditions, oncology and obesity. During her time at NYP, Meredith also discovered marathons and triathlons. Meredith became ever more interested in her own health, which motivated her to lose weight, eat healthier and desire to study nutrition more formally. Over the past year Meredith has been studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Meredith left NYP to put her personal interests in fitness and recreation, her public health background, culinary talent and business skills to better use -- to form Sobel Wellness, to fulfill her dream to help individuals make healthy food choices, cook healthy, eat healthy and delicious food and find more balance in their lives.
As an avid runner and triathlete, Meredith has completed the Westchester Olympic Distance Triathlon in September of 2006 and the required nine road runners races in New York City to qualify for the 2008 NYC Marathon in which she plans to compete. She continues to enjoy running and biking in her spare time as well as cooking, dancing and watching movies with happy endings.