Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN

Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN is a Culinary Nutritionist who works hands-on with individuals and groups in transition to a healthier way of eating as a food counselor, nutrition educator and chef instructor. She has been studying food and healing for 25 years, has her Masters of Science in nutrition from Columbia University, is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and is a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. In 1999 she launched her private practice working one on one to help prevent illness and restore health through personalized nutrition therapy and culinary guidance.

In addition to her private practice, she is a member of the nutrition faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and a frequent guest speaker at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Center, various resort spas, wellness centers and schools around the country. Stefanie is also a preceptor for Columbia University’s Dietetic Internship program for masters level nutrition students teaching food and nutrition in media.

She writes a weekly blog, Stirring the Pot and is launching a Hamptons NPR talk show of the same name in December 2012. The show will feature three segments centered around some of the hottest food, nutrition and health topics, amazing guest experts—all sharing their knowledge, passion, loves and troubles with food and food related topics.

Sacks and her team are also producing a corresponding Web Series called Pantry Rehab whereby Sacks is invited into the home of a family in need of a food rehab and informs, entertains and cajoles them into making healthier choices at their local supermarket.

Stefanie has contributed to three books including The Thriving Child by Erica Reid, Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr and Power Up by Dr. Woodson Merrell and Kathy Merrell and is now busy working on a book of her own. She is a sought after guest expert on local and national programs including Dylan’s Lunchbox airing weekly on NYC Media TV, News 12 Long Island, Lunch NYC—Food for the Future, Discovery Health’s National Body Challenge, ABC Eyewitness News—Seven On Call with Dr. Jay Adlersberg and ABC News. Print and online media contributions are extensive from Harper’s Bazaar, O Magazine and Teen Vogue to The Huffington Post and Healthy Eats by The Food Network.

Sacks lives on the East End of Long Island with her husband, two very active young boys and Blossom, the family dog.

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