Encore Episode: Food as Medicine PLUS Healthy Snacking Ideas with Joy Bauer

What you eat becomes the building blocks for every cell in your body. So, you can understand why the saying "you are what you eat" has tremendous merit. 

A few changes within your daily diet could have significant impact on your health and wellness. And, according to Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, it's never too late to start on the path to healthy eating and healthy living.

Joy joins Dr. Friedman to share information on why healthy nutrition is so important for health, longevity, and overall well-being. She also discusses how she's bringing simple solutions to everyday problems as host of NBC’s new hit show, Health + Happiness.
Encore Episode: Food as Medicine PLUS Healthy Snacking Ideas with Joy Bauer
Joy Bauer, MS, RDN
Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, is one of the nation's leading health authorities. She is host of NBC’s new hit show, Health + Happiness, and the health and nutrition expert for the TODAY show. She is also the founder of Nourish Snacks, a monthly columnist for Woman's Day magazine, and the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet.

Joy is the creator of JoyBauer.com and the author of 12 New York Times best-selling books. Her latest 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 Joy’s latest PBS special.

In the earlier part of her career, Joy 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 Joy's 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, Joy 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.

When she's not dishing out health info or sharing delicious recipes on TV, you'll find Joy making a mess in her kitchen or spending quality time.