Proper Nutrition Is Critical

When consumers or members of the media envision an image representing health, nutrition and beauty, Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, comes to mind. Lisa is a nationally known nutritionist and health reporter who has helped many individuals improve their health and achieve their weight loss goals. She counsels some of New York’s most prestigious and visible personalities, including television celebrities, models and high-profile executives. Her expertise includes beauty nutrition, weight management, pre- and postnatal nutrition and general nutrition and wellness.

Lisa is the author of THE BEAUTY DIET: Looking Great Has Never Been So Delicious (McGraw-Hill, 2009). She is also the author of Strong, Slim, and 30! Eat Right, Stay Young, Feel Great and Look FABULOUS (McGraw-Hill, 2007). Lisa frequently appears on NBC’s “Today” Show, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CBS’s “Early Show,” FOX News Channel and several other television and radio stations throughout the country. As a regular contributor to CNN, Lisa started CNN’s “Breakfast with Daybreak” segment, where she produced and delivered reports on breaking health and nutrition news on CNN’s Daybreak edition. She contributed weekly health reports to CNN Headline News and appeared as the in-house nutritionist for the network’s primetime newscasts, based in Atlanta. In addition to CNN, Lisa was a regular nutrition and health contributor to WCBS-TV in New York.

Lisa’s on-air reports have made her a trusted health authority, with a loyal viewer following locally and nationally. She recently received the American Dietetic Association’s Media Excellence Award, given on behalf of ADA’s 70,000 members. Lisa has been a columnist, contributing editor and spokesperson for Women’s Health since its launch in 2004. She is also the featured nutritionist on the magazine’s DVD series. Lisa’s expert advice has appeared in several other national magazines and newspapers, including ELLE, The Oprah Magazine, Fitness, Marie Claire, Redbook, SELF, Real Simple, Health, Woman’s Day, Cosmopolitan, Organic Beauty, Family Circle, Working Mother, Bon Appétit, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, Natural Health, Glamour, Organic Spa, People, OK!, McCall’s, Vegetarian Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune.

As a visionary in the fields of nutrition and beauty, Lisa has created a unique niche and is highly sought-after by many health and beauty companies. Lisa is currently a spokesperson for the “Got Milk?” campaign and a consultant to Maybelline/Garnier. She has been a spokesperson for Crest Pro-Health, Starbucks and One-A-Day Women’s Multivitamins, where she promoted the company’s “Take A Stand Against Breast Cancer” campaign.

As a distinguished speaker, Lisa has been a key presenter for the American Dietetic Association, United Way’s Women United in Philanthropy, the Greater New York Dietetic Association, Purdue University and the American Liver Foundation, where she has also been a volunteer for the past six years. Lisa was recently a keynote speaker for The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc.

In her private Manhattan practice, Lisa offers special packages that include one-on-one counseling, customized diet plans, weekly food analysis and feedback as well as weekly weigh-ins. Her customized “Eight Weeks to Weight Loss and Wellness” program enables her clients to succeed at weight loss and look and feel their best.

Lisa received her BS with distinction in nutritional sciences from Cornell University, where she also received the Robinson Award for Academic Excellence for achieving the highest grade point average in the College of Human Ecology. She is currently a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women. Lisa was also the recipient of the New York State Dietetic Association Scholarship. She completed her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Lisa earned her master’s degree in the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University.

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