Newsfeed vs. Nutrition Science: Separating Fact From Fiction in an Era of Social Media Hype
When it comes to nutrition news, it’s hard to know whom or what to believe. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there – leaving consumers feeling confused and frustrated. Learn how to separate food fact from fiction from one of the nation’s leading health experts.
Joy Bauer, MS, RDN is the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s Today show, the founder of Nourish Snacks, a columnist for Woman’s Day magazine, and the nutritionist for the New York City Ballet. She is also the creator of JoyBauer.com and the author of 12 New York Times best-selling books.
Bauer’s most recent book, From Junk Food to Joy Food, is based on her popular Today show series, in which viewers challenge Joy to turn fattening favorites into delicious, diet-friendly fare for the honor of the coveted “two carrots up.” The book is also the inspiration behind her latest PBS special.
In the earlier part of her career, Bauer 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 her most rewarding experiences was creating and implementing “Heart Smart Kids,” a health program for underprivileged children living in Harlem.
Prior to making the jump to media, she taught Anatomy & Physiology and Sports Nutrition at NYU’s School of Continuing Education as she worked to build what would soon become the largest private nutrition center in the country.
Passionate about delivering scientifically sound, realistic information to millions of Americans, Bauer has received countless awards including the National Media Excellence Award from two of the most esteemed organizations, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Nutrition Science.