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Joy Bauer MS, RD, CDN is the coach for the iVillage Kickstart Your Weight Loss Community Challenge and one of the nation’s leading health authorities. Joy’s mission is to improve the well being of our country and believes it’s never too late or too early to reap the benefits of healthy living.
As the nutrition and health expert for The TODAY Show, Joy shares reliable, practical, and straightforward advice that helps millions of Americans eat better and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. She also hosts the program’s popular “Joy Fit Club” series, which celebrates determined people who have lost more than 100 pounds through diet and exercise alone. Her other ongoing series include Joy’s Diet SOS, Joy’s Healthy Food Finds, and Too Good to be Healthy.
Together with Florence Henderson, Joy hosts RLTV’s heartwarming show, Good Food, Good Deeds, where she whips up delicious, nutrient-packed meals and provides engaging information on aging gracefully.
Joy is the exclusive nutritionist for the New York City Ballet and the author of multiple New York Times bestselling books. Her recent releases include, The Joy Fit Club: Cookbook, Diet Plan & Inspiration, Slim & Scrumptious and Your Inner Skinny, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Joy Bauer’s Food Cures: Completely Revised & Updated.
As AOL and Everyday Health’s nutrition expert and the creator of JoyBauer.com, Joy provides the latest nutrition, health and diet-related information to millions of online readers. Joy is the creator and host of the popular YouTube series What The Heck Are You Eating? and a monthly columnist for Woman’s Day magazine.
Joy received her Bachelor degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland and a master of science in nutrition from New York University. At the beginning of her career, Joy completed a five-year post as Director of Nutrition and Fitness for the "Heart-Smart Kids Program", a program that she developed for The Mount Sinai Medical Center's Department of Pediatric Cardiology in New York City. Joy also served as nutrition consultant for the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she designed and supervised their ongoing research in eating disorders and weight management. In addition, Joy served as the clinical nutritionist with the neurosurgical team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and taught Anatomy and Physiology and Sports Nutrition at New York University's School of Continuing Education. She also served as the exclusive nutritionist for New York University's faculty, students, and athletes. As the founder and CEO of Joy Bauer Nutrition, Joy headed one of the largest nutrition centers in the country for close to two decades.
Passionate about delivering scientifically sound health information, Joy received the 2010 National Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as the 2012 American Society of Nutrition Nutrition Science Media Award.
Joy lives in New York with her husband, Ian, her daughters Jesse and Ayden Jane, and her son Cole.
Joys Professional Affiliations:
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Registered Dietitian
- New York State Certified Dietitian–Nutritionist
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Sports & Cardiovascular Nutritionist Group
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Pediatric Practice Group
- NBC’s TODAY Show, Nutrition and Health Expert
- Contributing Editor/Columnist Woman’s Day Magazine
- New York City Ballet, Nutritionist
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