Joy Bauer MS, RD, is America's favorite and most trusted nutrition expert. Joy's mission is to improve the health of our nation. She believes that smart food choices combined with an active lifestyle are the keys to 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 weekly series called the "Joy Fit Club," which celebrates determined people who have lost and kept off 100 pounds or more through diet and exercise alone.
The author of multiple New York Times best sellers, Joy's must-have new cookbook, Slim & Scrumptious, will hit shelves this spring. Packed with more than 75 easy-to-make and family-friendly recipes, the book helps adults and kids eat healthier from morning 'til night. Plus, Joy offers tips, tools, and techniques that save you time and money in the kitchen, so you can put together quick, affordable meals without compromising on taste or nutrition. Whether you're looking to lose weight or just need help planning a more balanced diet for your family, this is an essential addition to any cookbook library. (Collins Living, April 6)
Joy recently released Your Inner Skinny (Collins Living), helping her readers achieve permanent weight loss by combining delicious, healthy food with a manageable exercise program. Joy's other New York Times bestseller titles include Joy's LIFE Diet (Harper Collins, December 2008) and Joy Bauer's Food Cures (Rodale, April 2007). In addition to authoring several books, Joy is the nutrition expert and contributing editor to PARADE & PARADE HealthyStyle magazines, as well as a contributing editor and monthly columnist to Woman's Day magazine. As Yahoo's nutrition expert, Joy provides the latest nutrition, health, food and diet-related information to millions of their online subscribers.
Joy is the founder of one of the largest nutrition centers in the country, with offices in both Manhattan and Westchester, and is also the nutritionist for the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, as well as an associate faculty member at Columbia University.
Joy received her Bachelor degree in Kinesiological Sciences 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. Furthermore, Joy served as the clinical nutritionist with the neurosurgical team at Mount Sinai Medical Center and taught anatomy & physiology and sports nutrition at New York University's School of Continuing Education. She was also the exclusive nutritionist for New York University's faculty, students, and athletes
Joy lives in New York with her husband, Ian, her daughters Jesse and Ayden Jane, and her son Cole.
Joys Professional Affiliations:
American Dietetic Association: Registered Dietitian
Associate - Columbia University
New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist
American Dietetic Association: Sports & Cardiovascular Nutritionist Group
American Dietetic Association: Pediatric Practice Group