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Dawn Viola

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Dawn Viola, MHNE Graduate

Congratulations to Dawn Viola for graduating from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program with a Magna Cum Laude designation.  Dawn also holds a BFA in Visual Design from UMass Dartmouth. She is a certified executive chef, and founder of This Honest Food, helping individuals and families transform their health through food and cooking. After a successful career as a creative director and documentary producer in the advertising industry, she switched her focus to food after discovering she had multiple food allergies. She enrolled in culinary school, and earned a second degree in culinary management, worked as an executive chef, and then joined Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts as a chef instructor while attending Hawthorn. Dawn’s healthy recipes have appeared in a variety of print and online publications, as well as published in several cook books, and she has appeared on Food Network, Cooking with Emeril, Martha Stewart Radio, and is a frequent guest chef on Fox News. Visit her website at to learn more about her healing programs and holistic cooking lessons. Keep up the good work, Dawn!