New York Times best-selling author, Ellie Krieger is a renowned registered dietitian specializing in nutrition and health communications. Her extensive work in the media has earned her a loyal following and national recognition as a trusted health professional. As the host of Food Network'sHealthy Appetite, Ellie demonstrates that cooking healthy food can be quick, easy and delicious even when life becomes busy and stressful. She also shares unique strategies for eating well in challenging situations such as the office, restaurants and vacation, while explaining the confusing nutritional and diet information currently on the market.

Ellie's warmth and charisma have made her the go-to nutritionist in the media today, a success that can be attributed to her natural way of giving real advice about food without any of the gimmicks and crash diets that permeate today's news. Ellie believes that, if given the tools and knowledge, anyone can have a healthy relationship with food and live a happy and healthy life.

She received her bachelor's degree, with honors and distinction, in clinical nutrition from Cornell University and her master's in nutrition education from Columbia University. With strong beliefs that her work can help change the way society views food, health and nutrition, Ellie soon began educating others on how to eat healthy in a realistic and easy way.

Ellie's New York Times best-selling book, The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life (Taunton Press, 2008), contains 200 recipes that cover every meal and every craving. Every recipe contains a complete nutritional breakdown, as well as tips on ingredients and techniques that will keep everyone eating smart and eating well. Her first book,Small Changes Big Results (Clarkson Potter, February 2005), focuses on changing habits that will yield optimal results and are easy to live with.

Ellie held the position of director of nutritional services at the prestigious La Palestra Center for Preventative Medicine for several years where she worked with a team of physicians, psychologists and fitness specialists to create a multi-faceted obesity treatment program. She was also an adjunct professor in New York University's Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health. During her years in private practice, Ellie counseled a variety of clients, from homemakers and CEOs to notable celebrities and top models. Ellie spent 10 years as a Wilhelmina model herself, which translated well to her ease in front of the camera.

Ellie speaks regularly at events nationwide and has appeared on Today, CNN, The Early Show and In Food Today. She also hosted a live internet radio show called In Balance with Ellie Krieger. Additionally, Ellie is a regular contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers, including ParentingWomen's DayBaby TalkFitnessSelfGlamourGQPrevention,Men's JournalLadies Home JournalThe New York Daily News and Newsday.

Ellie resides in New York City with her husband, Thom, and her daughter, Isabella.

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