Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. is a nutrition consultant, journalist and author specializing in nutrition, health and wellness. As a regular contributor to national women’s, health and cooking magazines, Karen’s meal plans, diet advice, recipes and healthy eating articles have been featured in Cooking Light, Fitness, Shape, Oprah, Weight Watchers, Family Circle, All You, Prevention, Parade, Woman’s Day and Women’s Health. She is the co-author of The Calendar Diet: A Month By Month Guide to Losing Weight While Living Your Life (Wagging Tail Press, 2012), Healthy in a Hurry: Simple, Wholesome Recipes for Every Meal of the Day (Weldon Owen, 2012) and the IACP finalist, The Baby & Toddler Cookbook: Fresh, Homemade Foods for a Healthy Start (Weldon Owen, 2010).
Karen is a go-to resource for the media. As a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Karen’s expert nutrition advice appears in leading magazines, websites and newspapers nationwide. Her easy-to-follow advice has appeared in US News and World Report, ABCNews.com, the Associated Press, WebMD, Scientific American, Woman’s Day, Redbook, Real Simple, Fitness, Glamour, Shape, Self, Prevention, Weight Watchers, Parenting, Parents, Better Homes & Gardens, EatingWell, Real Simple, Vegetarian Times, The Courier-Journal, Everyday Health, MSNBC.com, The New York Post, The Chicago Tribune, SmartMoney.com, NBCNewYork.com, FoxNews.com, FoodNetwork.com, Forbes.com, Parade and USA Today. In addition, Karen is a contributing editor for Woman’s Day Magazine.
Always on the cutting edge of the latest breaking nutritional trends, Karen consults with corporations to help them enhance their corporate nutrition programs and provide strategies to improve their employee's health and wellbeing. Karen is also a former instructor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University.
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. An active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Karen belongs to several dietetic practice groups including Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists, Food and Culinary Professionals, and Nutrition Entrepreneurs.
Karen lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and two daughters ages 11 and 16. When she’s not busy writing about nutrition, she enjoys cooking, running and playing with her dog, Cosmo.