More About the Author
Lisa R. Young, Ph.D., R.D. is a nationally recognized nutrition consultant in New York City and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University (NYU). Widely considered an expert on portion sizes, Dr. Young is regularly featured in national publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Self, Fitness, Redbook, and Glamour. She has also been featured on national television including ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and CNN, and was in the film Super Size Me.
Dr. Young is a nutritionist in private practice and has been counseling adults and children for more than 20 years. Young offers individual counseling sessions on a wide variety of nutrition related issues including obesity and weight control, disease prevention, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, pregnancy, lactation, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Young lectures on portion sizes and nutrition around the world. She also conducts group classes on nutrition, weight control, and behavior modification. She has served as the nutrition and diet expert for Allure, Fitness, Prevention, Marie Claire, and Redbook magazines and has contributed articles for various health magazines and newsletters. She is an advisory board member for The Bottom Line Women's Health Newsletter and Fitness magazine, is a contributor for The Bottom Line Health Newsletter, and has contributed to MSNBC.
Dr. Young received her doctorate and master's degrees in Nutrition from NYU, and her bachelor's degree in Economics and Health Care Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a registered dietitian (RD). She was named "Woman of Action" by the Israel Cancer Research Fund.