Dietician and host of Food Network’s “Healthy Appetite”
Ellie Krieger is the host of Food Network’s popular “Healthy Appetite” and author of the New York Times bestselling and IACP and James Beard Award winning THE FOOD YOU CRAVE: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life. Ellie’s most recent cookbook, SO EASY: Luscious Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week, an immediate New York Times bestseller, is a collection of meal solutions for those of us who love food and want to eat well but struggle to make it happen amid life’s hectic pace. Ellie’s 2005 book Small Changes Big Results was a how-to on easy-to-live-with habit changes that yield optimal results.
A registered dietitian, Ellie has a master’s degree in nutrition from Columbia University and completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University. Ellie was an adjunct professor at New York University in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health. In her years in private practice, she counseled a variety of clients, from homemakers and CEOs to notable celebrities.
Today, Ellie’s extensive work in the media has earned her a loyal following and national recognition. She speaks regularly at high profile events around the country and has appeared as a guest expert on dozens of national television programs including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, CNN and Dr. Oz. Additionally, Ellie is a contributing editor and columnist with Fine Cooking magazine and the Food Network magazine. She contributes regularly to Parenting and Fitness magazines and has appeared in countless other mainstream publications including Glamour, Self, Better Homes & Gardens, Reader’s Digest, Real Simple, More, Health, Women’s Health, First and Prevention.
Ellie has been at the forefront of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign from the beginning when Michelle personally invited her head up the “Healthy Kids Fair” at the White House in October. Ellie prepared a colorful array of fresh fruits and vegetables in the White House kitchen and challenged dozens of children from the community to “eat the rainbow” in produce every day; a simple and easy way to engage children in a healthier lifestyle. The fair was part of Obama’s “Healthier US Schools Challenge” and since then Ellie has teamed up with the School Nutrition Association and taken action at a grass roots level with her daughter’s New York City public school. In April she will testify before the House Committee on Agriculture about nutrition, healthy eating and the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.
Ellie finds happiness living with her family in New York City.