Alumni Profile: Kelli Etheridge


Kelli Etheridge graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2013, with honours. In 2015, Kelli began teaching at CSNN Nanaimo. At present she teaches Nutritional Symptomatology, Motivational Interviewing, Business Fundamentals, and the Foods 2 workshop, which focuses on fermentation. 

In May 2016, Kelli was pleased to win the Trailblazer Awards from the CSNN Alumni Association.

Kelli owns Modern Roots Nutrition which focuses on providing fermentation supplies and workshops on fermenting. It was during her time as a student at CSNN that her love of fermentation developed.  She knew then that she had to go out into the world and spread the love of fermented foods and drinks. 

She also co-owns STIR Cooking School in Nanaimo, which focuses on whole foods cooking classes.  Kelli believes that one of the best ways to improve health is to prepare your own food.  Cooking skills are essential, but more importantly, people need to be inspired and empowered  in the kitchen.  

Learn more about Kelli at, or follow her on Facebook (@modernrootsnutrition) and Instagram (@modernrootsnutrition). For her cooking school, visit and follow on Facebook (@stirupyourkitchen) and Instagram (@stircookingschool).

WHY CSNN? “When CSNN opened up on Vancouver Island I knew immediately that I was meant to go there.  I’ve always had a keen interest in nutrition and this seemed like the perfect fit.  Throughout my educational experience at CSNN I was inspired by the diversity of instructors and the wide range of courses.  It challenged me to think more holistically about my diet, my health and my life and it also solidified my business plans to educate and empower people to cook more (and ferment more) for themselves.  I’m still very much connected to CSNN as an instructor there, and also through the network of grads who continually support and promote each other.  It is a nurturing environment from the very beginning of the CSNN experience as a student, as well as beyond graduation as people carve out their own careers in the industry.

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