As a food counselor, nutrition educator and chef instructor, Stefanie Sacks, M.S., CNS is a Culinary Nutritionist who works hands-on with individuals and groups to transition to a healthier way of eating. She has been studying food and healing for more than twenty-five years, and has her Masters of Science in nutrition from Columbia University. Stefanie is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist 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, Stefanie created Food Solutions: A Gateway to Healing. Food Solutions is an innovative culinary nutritional education workshop series that provides a seamless translation of the most recent disease-specific medical science onto a client’s plate using the kitchen as the centerpiece of education. Hosted by Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation, the series was a huge success in 2010 and continues to move forward. Stefanie also speaks and conducts workshops for adults and children at community centers, schools and universities, corporations, medical organizations, and health and wellness expos. She also works with a number of organizations on food and nutrition related projects.
Stefanie is the culinary nutrition expert for www.bellapetite.com, she contributed to Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr, A 21-day meal plan and 70 recipes to Power Up, Unleash your Natural Energy, Revitalize your Health and Feel 10 Years Younger by Dr. Woodson Merrell and Kathy Merrell. In addition, Stefanie has also offered her expertise to Discovery Health’s National Body Challenge, ABC Eyewitness News (Seven On Call with Dr. Jay Adlersberg), ABC News, The Food Network, and WOR-710’s nationally syndicated radio program Health Talk with Dr. Ronald Hoffman. Stefanie has been published in Runner’s World, Fitness, O Magazine, Body and Soul, Teen Vogue, Oxygen, Self, Red, and local newspapers including the East Hampton Star and Sag Harbor Express.
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‘Food Lifestyle Change to Prevent Illness and Restore Health’
Stefanie’s Recommended Books & Websites
A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives: Descriptions in Plain English of More Than 12,000 Ingredients Both Harmful and Desirable Found in Foods by Ruth Winter
Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up by Molly Katzen
Easy Meals to Cook with Kids by Julie Negrin