Holly grew up in a vineyard town outside Vienna, Austria, which introduced her to various cultures and ways of life early on. She became a vegetarian in her teens and has now been vegan for five years. Social work was the beginning of her passion of working with people with developmental disabilities who needed resources in all areas of life. Playing in the kitchen while raising two sons has developed a lifelong passion for nutrition education and using foods that are seasonally available while grown close by. Acquiring new parenting skills has recently become a high priority with a high schooler in the house.
Name: Holly Harding
Occupation: BSN Nursing student, home maker
Age of Children: 14, 9
Family: Husband, 2 boys, & the center of it all, the 5-yr old lab
Hobbies: Hiking, running, cycling, traveling, trying new breweries
Currently Reading: Nothing non-nursing school related -boring, I know!
Fascinated By: The pairing of foods groups and how they ignite people
Favorite Food: Cocoa, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate
Born: Dallas, TX- yet never lived there
Raised: Vienna, Austria
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Therapeutic Recreation and currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree
Pet Peeve: People talking over others during a conversation
Dream: To make a difference in people’s lives through food and health education
Current Favorite Quote: “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”- Katharine Hepburn