About Elisa

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Nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist Elisa Zied has shared her expertise and real-world approach to nutrition and a healthy lifestyle with consumers for more than two decades. A past national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for six years, Elisa has garnered millions of media impressions as a featured nutrition expert on national television programs including Good Morning America, Today, and The Early Show and in print and online publications including People, Reader’s Digest, Parade, Redbook, Women’s Health, Women’s Day, Glamour, Shape, Ladies’ Home Journal, Fitness, All You, Self, Prevention, O, Men’s Fitness, USNews & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, USA Today, WebMD, and Forbes.

Elisa is the founder and president of Zied Health Communications, LLC, a New York City-based nutrition consulting practice. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Parents magazine and created The Scoop on Food blog for Parents.com. For years, she regularly contributed to a number of websites including Today.com, NBCNews.com, USNews.com, and Caloriecount.com. Elisa has also written feature articles for several magazines including Parents, Redbook, Seventeen, Woman’s Day, Weight Watchers, and Food and Nutrition. She also created a Stressipes® video series and currently writes a blog called Food, Fitness, and Fiction* to celebrate three of her passions.

Elisa is the author of Younger Next Week (Harlequin Non Fiction, January, 2014), the winner of a Best Books USA award and two National Health Information Awards of Merit. Previous books include Nutrition At Your Fingertips (Alpha, 2009), also the winner of a Best Books USA award and a National Health Information Award of Merit, and Feed Your Family Right! (Wiley, 2007), and So What Can I Eat?! (Wiley, 2006), both co-authored with award-winning science-writer Ruth Winter.

Elisa has been featured in several satellite media tours and videos as a national media spokesperson for several brands (see SPOKESPERSON WORK below). She has been a keynote or featured speaker at several professional and consumer events and is a proud member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). She is also the past Chair of the Nominating Committee of the Women’s Health dietetic practice group. Elisa also serves on the Advisory Board of Live Light Live Right, an obesity prevention program based in Brooklyn, New York. Elisa is also the recipient of the 2007 Media Excellence Award by the New York State Dietetic Association.

Elisa earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of science in clinical nutrition from New York University. A past certified personal trainer from the American Council on Exercise for two decades, Elisa loves living an active lifestyle in New York City with her husband of 22 years and two sons, aged 17 and 14. She does her best to eat well (which includes a bit of milk chocolate daily), and to stay fit by running around with her boys, power walking (and participating in half marathons), hula hooping, and weight training. And she loves to tap dance, do Zumba, or do hip-hop when she gets the chance.

Elisa is an avid fiction reader and is currently working on her first young adult novel. She’s a proud member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Romance Writers of America and graduated in January 2017 with a certificate in children’s literature from Stony Brook Southampton.



Elisa is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (registration number 819789). She is also a certified Dietitian-Nutritionist with The University of the State of New York Education Department (license number 004635-1). She is 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



Current Partnerships:

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

Past partnerships:

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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