Joy’s Bio

Joy Bauer, MS, RDN

Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, is one of the nation’s leading health authorities. She is the nutrition and healthy lifestyle expert for the TODAY show and the host of NBC’s Health + Happiness. Joy is also a monthly columnist for Woman’s Day magazine and the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet. She is the creator of JoyBauer.com, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author with 14 bestsellers to her credit.

Joy has been featured countless times in prominent publications like The New York Times, Washington Post, People, US Weekly, Life&Style, Parents, Cosmo, Vogue, Glamour, and Wall Street Journal, to name a few.

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, 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 with her husband, three kids, and fur-baby, Gatsby.