Well known as the host of the Food Network’s hit show “Healthy Appetite,” Ellie is the leading go-to nutritionist in the media today. A registered dietitian, Ellie has a master’s degree in nutrition from Teacher’s College, 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.
Ellie is a New York Times best-selling, James Beard Foundation and IACP Award winning author of five cookbooks. Her most recent is “You Have it Made; Delicious, Healthy Do-Ahead Meals”. She is a weekly columnist for The Washington Post and has been a columnist for USA Today, Fine Cooking magazine and Food Network magazine. Additionally, Ellie speaks regularly at high profile events around the country and has appeared as a guest expert on dozens of national television programs.
Ellie has been at the forefront of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. She has teamed up with New York City SchoolFood where she created healthy, delicious menu items for students citywide. In 2010 on behalf of the Food Network, Ellie testified before the House Committee on Agriculture about nutrition, healthy eating and the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. Ellie has also teamed up with hunger organizations such as Feeding America, Share Our Strength and City Harvest to help all people have access to good, healthy food.