Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and one of the nation's leading health authorities. She is the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s TODAY show, the founder of Nourish Snacks, a monthly columnist for Woman's Day magazine, and the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet. Joy is also the creator of JoyBauer.com and the women’s health expert for About.com.
Her newest book, From Junk Food to Joy Food, is based on her popular TODAY show series, in which millions of Americans tune in and challenge Joy to turn fattening favorites into delicious, diet-friendly fare. The book is also the inspiration behind Joy’s brand new PBS special, which is currently airing nationwide.
In the earlier part of her career, Joy was the Director of Nutrition and Fitness for the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, as well as the clinical dietitian for their neurosurgical team. One of Joy's most rewarding experiences was creating and implementing Heart Smart Kids, a health program for underprivileged children living in low-income communities. She also taught Anatomy and Physiology and Sports Nutrition at NYU's School of Continuing Education.
Passionate about delivering scientifically sound, realistic information to millions, Joy has received countless awards including the National Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Nutrition Science Media Award.
When she's not dishing out health info or sharing delicious recipes on TV, you’ll find Joy making a mess in her kitchen or spending quality time at home with her husband, three kids, and dog, Gatsby.