Caroline Sluyter

Caroline joined Oldways in 2016 after completing her MS in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Prior to attending Tufts, she spent eight years working for Whole Foods Market, where she recently led a combined bakery and cheese department. It was there that her passion for cooking blossomed. She became more and more interested in the food system as a whole and its impact on both nutrition and environmental sustainability, which inspired her to pursue graduate study in these fields at Tufts. Last summer Caroline completed a Climate Fellowship with the UNH Sustainability Institute, partnered with Boston’s Office of Food Initiatives, to expand and improve the city’s community composting program and advance other food-related projects going on in the office. In this role she was exposed to much of the nutrition advocacy and environmental sustainability work happening around Boston.

Before coming to Boston, Caroline earned her BA in Philosophy from Smith College and spent time studying and traveling in India, a country rich with culinary traditions. She lived for two months with a Tibetan refugee family and learned to make dumplings, buffalo-milk yogurt and Tibetan tea with her host mother. In Caroline’s own family, delicious food is always at the center of any gathering and shared meals are anticipated for weeks. She believes that good food, full of vegetables and whole grains, provides a powerful foundation for personal health and she finds great joy in sharing meals and recipes with friends and family.