Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. is a nutrition consultant, journalist and author specializing in nutrition, health and wellness. Her healthy eating articles have been featured in national women’s, health and cooking magazines such as Cooking Light, Fitness, Shape, O the Oprah Magazine, Weight Watchers, Family Circle, Prevention, Woman’s Day and Women’s Health.
Karen is also the co-author of The Calendar Diet: A Month by Month Guide to Losing Weight While Living Your Life, Healthy In A Hurry: Simple, Wholesome Recipes for Every Meal of the Day, and The Baby & Toddler Cookbook: Fresh, Homemade Foods for a Healthy Start (Weldon Owen, 2010). Karen is additionally a contributing editor for Woman’s Day magazine and is an adjunct instructor of nutrition in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University.
As spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, Karen’s expert nutrition advice has appeared in US News and World Report, ABCNews.com, WebMD, Woman’s Day, Fitness, Shape, Glamour, Real Simple, The Chicago Tribune, MSNBC.com, Vegetarian Times, The Courier-Journal, Everyday Health, Scientific American and SmartMoney.com.
Karen is a graduate of Duke University where she majored in psychology. She received her Masters of Science in clinical nutrition from New York University.