About Jan Katzen
Jan Katzen, AMI, CFP, CN is a former AMI (Association Montessori lnternationale) educator with decades of experience teaching and observing children. Her students became “three-feet tall” professors and taught her how fundamental nutrition is to concentration, behavior and inherent well-being.
Jan’s Casa Dei Bambini (children’s house), became her laboratory. She and the children rolled up their sleeves and began preparing and serving food prior to class time. Combinations of food that positively impacted the children were watchfully documented.
An entire classroom changed from sufficiently engaged with a few stragglers to every child positively grounded in a meaningful activity – just by adding another ¾ cup of walnuts to the steel-cut oatmeal. Jan learned that proteins feed the brain better when they are complete and no amino acid — or child — gets left behind.