In 2009 the founder of The Naked Label, Briana Santoro, was working in business strategy consulting. What she noticed was that consumers wanted to make healthy choices, however, the marketing strategies were misleading and confused consumers. The quality of the food and its ingredients were secondary to profit. This issue had to be undressed and The Naked Label was born.
The Naked Label is a coalition of Nutritionists and other health providers that have a ‘tell it like it is’ approach to sharing information. Their mission is to create a world where everyone can Be Healthy & Feel Fabulous. With that mission at the core, they work diligently to provide products and services that empower you to take control of your health and transform your life.
The Naked Label key features include:
- The ability to locate a Nutritionist near you to schedule a one-on-one meeting.
- Entertaining online video programs that deliver in-depth information on various topics in the comfort of your own home.
- The Naked Label blog is a collaboration of all members to strip down misleading messaging and undress the food you eat. It also provides product substitutes as well as special feature articles in the area of health & wellness, Naked Label style!
In the words of Hippocrates, let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Welcome to The Naked Label family!
Who We Are
Get to know The Naked Label team
Briana Santoro, CNP, NNCP, BBA (hons.)
Founder and Chief Product Undresser
THE FUN STUFF:
Favourite Food: Hummus
Favourite Exercise Activity: The Tuesday night spin class at my gym with Felix
Favourite Sport: Downhill Skiing
Favourite Saying: Aim for the moon; even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.
Craziest thing I’ve ever done: Walked across burning hot coals in my bare feet without getting burnt at the Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within Course in LA. AMAZING!!!
Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Traveling the world and reading nutrition books
Something most people don’t know about me: I smile when I sleep
Briana Santoro is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Iridologist. She graduated with First Class Honours from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and was the only student to graduate with a perfect GPA. Additionally, she received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she graduated on the Dean’s honour roll. Briana is an active member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners. She works closely with the organization in a consulting/advisory role helping with social media, online presence, and awareness building. In addition, Briana is a proud faculty member and instructor of Professional Practice at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.
Briana is a dynamic public speaker and is passionate about nutritional education. Among others, she has been interviewed on NewsTalk 1010 and spoke at the Run for Diabetes in Toronto. Additionally, Briana has written articles for the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners, the Integrative Heath Institute, femMed, etc.
Before pursuing her passion for nutrition, Briana worked as a strategy consultant for a dynamic boutique consulting firm in Toronto in addition to freelance consulting work.
Furthermore, Briana is passionate about world cultures and traveling. She has traveled or worked in 27 different countries.
Ashley Anderson, B.Sc (Hons), PTS, CNP (c)
Head Of Providing Outstanding Information
THE FUN STUFF:
Favourite Food: Oatmeal with pure Canadian maple syrup
Favourite Exercise Activity: Trail running
Favourite Sport: Hiking Canadian wilderness trails
Favourite Saying: “There’s never nothing going on” – Nick Nolte in Peaceful Warrior
Craziest thing I’ve ever done: Trekked the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu, Peru and drank freshly made coca tea to prevent altitude sickness (on Day 3 at the mountain peak)
Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Read a health science, fitness or Hay House book in bed with the sun shining through the window brightly
Something most people don’t know about me: I love plants and have a balcony garden at my condo
Ashley Anderson is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, YogaFit Instructor and Clinical Nutritional Practitioner candidate (She is graduating the Institute of Holistic Nutrition 2013). She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University specializing in immunology and gastrointestinal health. Ashley has conducted research with one of the first scientists to discover human gut-associated-lymphoid tissue (GALT), whereby writing her thesis on probiotics and the effects that probiotics have on behaviour, immunological and digestive health. She is a long-time active volunteer of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada and is an executive member of Gut Inspired, a group of Canadians living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who have joined forces to increase the awareness of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Canada, offer support for individuals living with IBD and provide personal experiences to assist others living with IBD learn how to better manage their disease. She also trekked on foot the 48km Inca Trail to Machu Pichu, Peru to raise funds and awareness for those living with intestinal disease and/or an ostomy.
Ashley worked in the pharmaceuticals and medical devices sectors for over 5 years where she discovered her passion for nutrition, fitness and holistic health and strives on raising awareness of preventative medicine. “I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the coalition of nutritionists and other health providers with a mission to create a world where everyone can Be Healthy & Feel Fabulous. I love undressing food with The Naked Label!”.
Kennedy Baker, CNP, NNCP
Communicator + Whole Food Advocate
THE FUN STUFF:
Favourite Food: It’s a three-way tie between avocado, butternut squash + chocolate.
Favourite Exercise Activity: Running
Favourite Sport: To play? Cottage volleyball (like beach v-ball but not as organized). To watch? Football is quickly edging hockey out for the top spot.
Favourite Saying: “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn
Craziest thing I’ve ever done: Step-danced on top of the bar at Coyote Ugly in Nashville, TN. I got a free t-shirt!
Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Hit up the farmer’s market, come home and cook something tasty while blasting some tunes.
Something most people don’t know about me: I started my first business at age 14 – I owned and operated a dance studio in my parents’ basement.
Kennedy Baker is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner. She graduated with First Class Honours from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University and a certificate in Public Relations from Humber College. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners.
Kennedy first became involved with The Naked Label as a co-op student. In this role, she developed a communications strategy for the organization and helped plan and execute a launch event attended by over 100 nutritionists. From day one, she recognized the potential of The Naked Label to support budding nutritionists, like her, to kick-start rewarding and successful careers. She has now joined The Naked Label team and manages the nutritionist services side of the business.
Through her nutrition practice, Kennedy aims to inspire others to eat whole and live well by sharing her knowledge of and passions for whole foods, healthy home cooking, and active living. She is a writer at heart, sharing information on her favourite health topics on her website, http://kennedybakernutritition.com. She has also written for The Naked Label and FitnessRepublic.com.
She loves to run and can often be found hitting the pavement with the Running Room clinic she coaches in her spare time. Kennedy is also known for her fun and informative nutrition talks at Running Room stores across Toronto.
Steve Santoro, CFP, BBA (hons.)
The Town Crier
THE FUN STUFF:
Favourite Food: Bok Choy & Kale salad
Favourite Exercise Activity: Going for a run at the cottage, gotta love the fresh air!
Favourite Sport: I’ll watch anything during the playoffs, but playing basketball and March Madness have a special place in my heart.
Favourite Saying: “You can’t make old friends”
Craziest thing I’ve ever done: Gorge swing at Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Drink beer in the sauna at my cottage
Something most people don’t know about me: I ate the whites of a fish eye in South Korea because they said it was an honor to be selected… I’m still not sure if it’s just a trick they play on foreigners???
Steve Santoro is a Certified Financial Planner. In addition, he has his IFIC and LLQP certification. He graduated with his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. Steve runs a successful financial practice downtown Toronto under the Freedom Financial and Quadrus Investment brands.
Steve has always had a passion for sales and promotions. He is a dynamic public speaker and a master at relationship building. He often speaks at Universities, corporations, and public schools about financial literacy, the importance of planning, and sophisticated financial strategies.
Steve works with The Naked Label as a financial advisor. He also plays a part time role in sales and promotions. He shares the passion for health education and healthy living, and is excited to work with The Naked Label to build a successful business aimed at making a large impact on the health of the world.