New York Times bestselling author Ellie Krieger helps people of all ages achieve balance in food, health and life, and have joy right at their fingertips. She is a registered dietitian and host of a hit show, ”Healthy Appetite,” on Food Network.
Ellie’s warmth and charisma have made her the go-to nutritionist in the media today. Her success can be attributed to her way of offering real advice without any of the gimmicks and crash diets the permeate today’s news. She reaches people with her message that it is possible for anyone, given the tools and knowledge, to live life to the maximum by being in healthy balance, nurturing a richly satisfying and sumptuous, attainable lifestyle. She believes that through her work she can help to change the way society views food, health and nutrition.
Ellie’s ease in front of the camera can be attributed to her years as a fashion model for the world-famous agency named after the iconic Wilhelmina Cooper. After receiving her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in nutrition from Cornell and Columbia University, and earning her credentials as a registered dietitian, Ellie began educating others on eating healthy in a realistic, delicious, and easy way.
Ellie’s 2005 book Small Changes Big Results was a how-to on easy-to-live-with habit changes that yield optimal results. Ellie’s second book, THE FOOD YOU CRAVE: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life, was an immediate New York Times bestseller, peaking at #2 on that list.
She 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 also was an adjunct professor in the New York University Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health. In her years in private practice, Ellie counseled a variety of clients, from homemakers and CEOs, as well as notable celebrities and top models.
Today, Ellie’s extensive work in the media has earned her a loyal following and national recognition. She speaks regularly at events around the country and has appeared as a guest expert on dozens of programs, including Today, CNN, CBS’s Saturday Early Show and Good Morning America.
Additionally, Ellie is a columnist for Fine Cooking magazine and contributes regularly to numerous publications, among them, Parenting, Shape, Women’s Day, Baby Talk, Fitness, Self, Glamour, GQ, Prevention, Men’s Journal, Ladies’ Home Journal, The New York Daily News and Newsday.
Beginning in 2006, Ellie has worked as a consultant with L’Oreal to help develop its Garnier Nutritioniste line and to help teach customers that beautiful skin depends on good nutrition. In June 2007, Ellie teamed up with Del Monte for its ”Just One More for Healthy Living Campaign,” to remind consumers of simple ways to add just one more serving of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins into their diet on a daily basis. She also partnered with the American Cancer Society to create podcasts for their ”Fight Cancer with Fun” campaign.
Ellie finds balance and happiness living with her family in New York City.