It all started when…
Hi! My name is Ivbaria Akhabue and I am the President and Headmaster of Gumedia Nutritional Sciences School.
I received my Bachelors of Sciences degrees from Rutgers University. I graduated with honors in Marketing and obtained cum laude status in Nutritional Sciences.
Despite my education in food and nutrition, my hunger and passion for gastronomy was conceived long before my degrees. My Grandma Olive or Gumedia (pictured above) taught me how to cook and enjoy traditional homemade Nigerian dishes. She made the most delicious food with the simplest ingredients that she purchased from the local farmers' market in Ekpoma, Nigeria!
Those memories of my grandmother created my love of teaching young people how to cook! With over 15 years of experience working with children, I celebrate and cultivate their uniqueness through a deep love of nutrition and food!
Food and Nutrition: Our Healthy Menu and Garden
Our school's “From Love and Mother Earth Balanced Nutrition and Whole-Ingredients Healthy Menu” meets or exceeds USDA standards. Our menu will focus on nutrient dense foods such as 100% whole grains, seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins while limiting processed foods high in trans-fats, added sugars and/or sodium. Your child will be nourished with homemade meals prepared in our onsite gourmet kitchen.
A properly fed body creates a teachable and moldable mind. At Gumedia Nutritional Sciences School, your child will learn how to choose and eat super scrumptious and nutritious food! With Gumedia School’s indoor and outdoor garden, your child will discover the growth and adventures of food from seed to plate.
“I want every child’s beautifully blossoming uniqueness to be nourished, cherished, and celebrated.”
- Ivbaria Akhabue, President and Headmaster of Gumedia Nutritional Sciences School
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.