Joy Bauer

About Joy Bauer

Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, CDN, 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. She has her own Amazon Live show, Health, Happiness, Joy, where she cooks up delectable creations, answers viewers’ questions, and shares her favorite products.

Joy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with 14 bestsellers to her credit. She  has served as the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet for more than a decade, and maintains, a popular online destination for cutting-edge health information and thousands of delicious recipes. She also writes a monthly column for First for Women magazine as well as Savory magazine. 

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 underserved 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. Joy was honored with two Taste Awards in 2022, a distinction often described as the Oscars of Food, Fashion and Lifestyle Media, and six more nominations in 2023.

When she’s not dishing out health info or sharing tasty recipes on TV, you’ll find Joy making a mess in her kitchen or spending quality time with her husband, four kids, and fur-baby, Gatsby.

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