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Growing up and into her college years, nutritionist and TV host Ellie Krieger explains that she was always incredibly studious and passionate about school.

Ellie's Biography

Working With the White House:First Lady Michelle Obama personally invited Ellie to head up a nutrition education initiative at the "Healthy Kids Fair" at the White House in 2010.
Best Feeling Ever: Winning a James Beard award.
Recipe To Pass Down:"My great-great-great grandma's latkes."
Born and Raised:New York City.

Host of the Food Network's hit show Healthy Appetite, Ellie Krieger presents nutrition in the media as a joyful balance of healthy and rich satisfying food and lifestyle.
 
A registered dietitian, Krieger earned her master's degree in nutrition from Teacher's College, Columbia University. She has since authored multiple cooking and lifestyle books including her first book "Small Changes Big Results". Krieger's second book, "The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life", was a New York Times bestseller, and won the IACP Cookbook award and the esteemed James Beard Foundation Award for "Best Cookbook with a Healthy Focus." Her next book "So Easy: Luscious Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week", also became an instant New York Times bestseller. Her latest cookbook, "Comfort Food Fix: Feel Good Favorites Made Healthy", is a James Beard Foundation Award nominated collection of healthy versions of comfort food classics.
 
In 2010 on behalf of the Food Network, Krieger testified before the House Committee on Agriculture about nutrition, healthy eating and the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. Krieger has also teamed up with hunger organizations such as Feeding America, Share Our Strength and City Harvest to help all people have access to good, healthy food. In January 2014, Krieger released her James Beard Award Nominee book Weeknight Wonders .

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