Cynthia Lair


Cynthia Lair has been a Professor for Bastyr University's School of Nutrition and Exercise Science since 1994. She founded their B.S. in Nutrition and Culinary Arts program. Cynthia is the author of FEEDING THE WHOLE FAMILY, now in its 4th edition (Sasquatch Books, 11/16) and is co-creator of the humorous online cooking show, COOKUS INTERRUPTUS ( She has been an invited speaker at the Food as Medicine Conference, La Leche League conventions and the 2015 and 2017 Nutrition & Health Conference (Arizona). She has taught whole foods cooking classes widely in the Seattle area, including at the PCC Natural Market, Sur La Table, Evergreen Hospital, and Pike Place Market. She was soccer mom for 14 years and remains a loyal fan. She lives in Seattle, Washington.