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Meet An Original Superfood

We don't like to brag, but lately Kretschmer Wheat Germ has been getting a lot of attention. At first it surprised us—we've been around since 1936 when Charles Kretschmer of Carrollton, Michigan developed and sold the first toasted wheat germ—but we’re still kind of a “best kept secret” with fitness folks and healthy eaters. All we can say is it's about time!

So what’s the word? Good news for your taste buds … and your everything else, too.

Packed with nutrients, protein and fiber, Kretschmer Wheat Germ—produced proudly in Manhattan, Kansas—is making headlines as one of healthiest foods on the planet. Kretschmer products are part of the Sun Country Foods family, a company dedicated to healthy eating, located in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Meet the Kretschmer Health and Wellness
Advisory Team

sg Elizabeth Fassberg
Elizabeth Fassberg, MPH, RD, CDN, is principal recipe developer and wellness expert for Kretschmer Wheat Germ. She is the founder and owner of Eat Food, a food and nutrition services company in New York City providing custom wellness, nutrition and education programs. From her years as a food editor at consumer magazines to pursuing a master‘s degree in public health, Elizabeth brings her lifelong love of food together with a mission to teach communities how to eat better and healthier.

sgMatthew Kadey, MSc, RD
Matthew Kadey, MSc, RD, is a nutrition, food and travel writer, chef, recipe developer and accomplished cyclist living in Waterloo, Ontario. Among the many magazines that Matt’s articles and photography have appeared in are Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Vegetarian Times, Bicycling, Men’s Journal, Shape, Prevention, Living Without, Natural Health, Alive, Fit Pregnancy, Health and Muscle and Fitness. He received a 2013 James Beard Award for his work in food journalism.

Matt’s travels include trips to Ethiopia, Syria, Jordan, Ireland, New Zealand, Belize, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia and Nicaragua. He has traveled many of these lands by bicycle because, he believes,“while points A and B are interesting, it is what’s between them that is really exciting.”

On his blog muffintinmania.com, Matt proves that great things come in small packages. In the spring of 2012, Matt’s first cookbook, The Muffin Tin Chef, was published and is based on his popular blog.

sgLiz Della Croce
Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Liz has appeared live on the Today Show and tapes regular cooking segments for her local NBC affiliate station. Her recipes have also been featured on several websites, including The Cooking Channel and Foodista.

As a new mother, Liz loves spending time chasing around her little guy and watching him experience new foods for the first time. She loves to exercise, lives for summers on Lake Michigan and has a passion for photography. The farmers’ market and the kitchen are her happy places. Liz and her husband reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

sgLiz Weiss, MS, RD
Family nutrition expert Liz Weiss, MS, RD, is co-author of two cookbooks, No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms and The Moms Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time! Liz champions good nutrition on her website, MealMakeoverMoms.com; writes the award-winning family food blog Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen; and co-hosts the free radio podcast Cooking with the Moms. She engages regularly with consumers via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. For nearly two decades, Liz wrote and reported on nutrition and health for CNN, PBS, ABC Boston and Time Life Medical. Liz is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and two teenage sons.

sgPeggy Bennett
Peggy Bennett is a content director with over 20 years’ experience editing national magazines, web content, books, e-books and just about anything with words. After beginning her career at a publisher in England, she worked as an editor at Entrepreneur magazine for over 15 years, ultimately overseeing all the magazine’s features and money and management sections. As a freelance editor and consultant she creates, edits and manages online and print content. She has edited four cookbooks and loves cooking and creating healthy recipes for her family.