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About Sally 

Meet Sally Lipsky


In 2008, while still in treatment for late-stage cancer, I began educating myself about the power of food to heal and protect from disease.


In my quest to learn more and more about whole, plant-based eating, I completed a Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition (T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies), Food for Life Program Training (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), Farms to Forks Weekend Immersion (Forks Over Knives & Engine 2 Diet), and Culinary Rx Plant-based Wellness Course (Rouxbe Online Cooking School & The Plantrician Project).

Currently, I put my knowledge and zeal into educating others about how to use food in their journeys toward long-term health.


I provide presentations, classes, and workshops on many aspects of whole food, plant-based nutrition. (American Vegan Society Speaker's Bureau)

Topics include:
  • Basics of Plant-Based Eating: what it is, why it's important, how to incorporate into your daily routine

  • Plant-Based Eating and Environmental Sustainability

  • One-Pot Meals that are easy, tasty, and nutritious!

  • Meat-Free Holiday Meals    

  • Reading Food Packaging Labels

  • Animal Protein and Cancer Risks: What We Know and What We Can Do

  • Using Food to Fight Cancer and Chronic Diseases

  • Mindfulness, Meditation, & Changing Habits

  • Building a Community of Health: home, work, and socially

  • Managing Stress through Healthy Food Choices

  • Plant-Based Eating on a Budget

  • Sustaining Plant-Based Eating: Navigating Holidays & Social Situations

Contact me about how I might assist you or your organization with information on healthy food choices.



  • WeDIDit.Health Summit 2022

  • Vegan World Expo Conference & Marketplace 2021

  • North American Vegetarian Society Summerfest annual conferences

  • Farm-to-Table Western PA annual conferences

  • Pittsburgh Vegan Expo and Conferences


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Family Practice Residents

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Integrative Cancer Wellness Fair

  • S'eclairer Integrative Psychiatric Medical Practice

  • Oncology Nursing Society, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter

  • Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Family Support Group

  • National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Pittsburgh chapter

Adult Education Classes:

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Pittsburgh

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

  • East End Food Cooperative

  • Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

  • Franklin Regional Adult School

  • Penn Trafford Adult School

  • Phipps Conservatory


  • American Association of University Women 

  • Cancer Bridges (formerly Our Clubhouse & Gilda's Club)

  • Cancer & Environment Network of Southwest Pennsylvania 

  • Hadassah Greater Pgh.

  • Jewish Veg

  • Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

  • Pittsburgh Vegan Association

  • Rotary Club of Monroeville

  • YMCA, Penn Hills


  • Delmont Community Library

  • Monroeville Public Library

  • Murrysville Community Library

  • Penn Hills Library

Out-of-State Groups:

  • Eating for a Vibrant Life, Canada

  • Northwest Georgia Living Well

  • Plant Based Nutrition Support Group, MI

  • Plant Based Support Group on Healthy Eating & Lifestyle, MD

  • Salt Lake Thrive

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  • PhD in Education, University of Pittsburgh

  • Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, delivered by eCornell

​ Authorship

  • 3-Step Meal Prep: Healthy Eating Made Easy (Fall 2020) American Vegan Magazine

  • Food Cravings and Healthier Plant-Based Alternatives (Jan. 2020) T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

  • Cancer & Plant-Based Eating: A Curriculum for Oncology Nurses (online modules, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2017)

  • Healthy Eating Simplified, The Co-operator Newsletter (Nov. 2016) vol. 27, issue 11

  • Grant: Creating a Healthy Community, Lessons from People Who’ve Lived the Longest (2016)

  • Food & Health: A Curriculum for Physician Assistant & Nurse Practitioner Students (2015)

Evaluations from participants in Sally's classes & workshops:
  • Sally is motivating. Her passion extends itself to her class.
  • Excellent teacher, very informative. A fun class!
  • Very knowledgeable instructor; [she] personalized to the needs of the class.
  • Very informational--gave me a lot of ideas!
  • Teacher is highly knowledgeable, entertaining, enthusiastic, and interactive--it was great!
  • Sally is a wonderful instructor.
  • Sally is a wealth of information. She inspired me to eat ... plant-based.
  • I want more! Loved it!
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