About Elisa

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Elisa Zied is a nationally recognized and award-winning health and nutrition expert, author, speaker, and spokesperson. A trusted source of food, nutrition, and health information, Elisa has garnered millions of media impressions, lending her expertise and real-world perspective to dozens of TV shows, web sites, news organizations and magazines. She’s the author of four nutrition books. An avid walker, she loves motivating others to #moveitorloseit. A book lover, she recently earned a certificate in children’s literature from Stony Brook Southampton and is currently working on several young adult novels. You can find her previous Food, Fitness & Fiction posts here and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.



Elisa is a certified dietitian/nutritionist with The University of the State of New York Education Department (license number 004635-1). She is a proud member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, serving for 22 years as a registered dietitian nutritionist. She is also a member of the New York State Dietetic Association and the Greater New York Dietetic Association, as well as the following Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics practice groups:

Dietitians in Business and Communications

Nutrition Education for the Public

Nutrition Entrepreneurs

Pediatric Nutrition

Weight Management

Women’s Health — Past Chair, Nominating Committee



Passion for Pasta Advisory Council Member (Barilla) (May 23, 2016-May 23, 2017)

Planters Peanuts (Kraft/Heinz) (Spokesperson, April 1, 2016-January 1, 2017)

Starkist (Spokesperson, January 1, 2015-December 31, 2015)

Centrum (Featured in a satellite media tour, January 13, 2015; Spokesperson, January 7, 2015-February 15, 2015)

The National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign (Spokesperson, January-March 2014)

Benefiber (Spokesperson, October 24, 2013-December 31, 2013)

The Laughing Cow, SoyJoy, Benefiber (Featured in a satellite media tour, September 10, 2013)

Babybel, Bel Brands USA (Brand Advocate, December 2012-December 2013)

National Peanut Board, Yoplait, Fruit2O (Featured in a satellite media tour)

National Fluid Milk Processor Education Board (Featured in a satellite media tour, participated in desk side briefings, and spoke at a media briefing and introduced Susan Sarandon’s new milk mustache campaign)

Apple Products Research and Education Council (Featured in two satellite media tours + one Twitter party)

Kellogg, Healthy Choice, Avocados from Mexico, California Strawberries (Featured in a satellite media tour)

Unilever (Featured in a one-day shoot)


Elisa always divulges any paid or otherwise compensated opportunities in the interest of full disclosure in all blogs, interviews and appearances, and is part of the RDs for Disclosure movement.


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