Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN is a Culinary Nutritionist who works hands-on with individuals and groups in transition to a healthier way of eating as a food counselor, nutrition educator and chef instructor. She has been studying food and healing for over 20 years, has her Masters of Science in nutrition from Columbia University, is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and is a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. In 1999 she launched her private practice working one on one to help prevent illness and restore health through personalized nutrition therapy and culinary guidance. In addition to her private practice, she is an adjunct professor in the graduate nutrition program at the University of Bridgeport. She also serves as a preceptor for Columbia University’s Dietetic Internship program. As a member of the nutrition faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and a frequent guest speaker at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Center, various resort spas, wellness centers and schools around the country, Stefanie has the opportunity to inspire and be inspired. She recently joined forces with the United Nation’s Environmental Programme as an advisor on their global food waste campaign, Think. Eat. Save. Her weekly blog Stirring the Pot has expanded to radio on WPPB 88.3 FM, Hamptons NPR. The show focuses on food, cooking, nutrition and health and features some of the hottest topics, amazing guest experts and interesting local people all sharing their knowledge, stories and passion about food. Stefanie has contributed to three books including The Thriving Child by Erica Reid, Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr and Power Up by Dr. Woodson Merrell and Kathy Merrell and is now busy working on a book of her own due for release in Fall 2014 by Tarcher/Penguin Random House. She is a sought after guest expert on local and national programs including PBS’s upcoming Food Forward, Dylan’s Lunchbox airing weekly on NYC Media TV, News 12 Long Island, Lunch NYC—Food for the Future, Discovery Health’s National Body Challenge and ABC News. Print and online media contributions are extensive from Harper’s Bazaar, O Magazine and Teen Vogue to The Huffington Post and Healthy Eats by The Food Network. Sacks lives on the East End of Long Island with her husband, two very active young boys and Blossom, the family dog.