Lisa R. Young, Ph.D., R.D., C.D.N., is a nationally recognized nutritionist in New York City and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University (NYU). She is the author of The Portion Teller Plan published by Broadway, a division of Random House, Inc.
Widely considered an expert on portion sizes, Dr. Young is regularly featured in national publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Self, Fitness, Redbook, and Glamour. She has also been featured on national television including ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, TODAY, and CNN, and was in the film Super Size Me.
Her research interests focus on the contribution of increasing portion sizes to the US obesity epidemic, and its implications for nutrition education and public policy. She has lectured at prestigious meetings including the American Public Health Association, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Heart Association annual conventions. Young is a member of various professional organizations including the American Public Health Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,( formerly known as the American Dietetic Association,) and the Greater New York Dietetic Association.
Young is the author of numerous academic publications published in professional journals including the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, The Journal of Public Health Policy, Nutrition Reviews, and International Journal of Obesity.
Dr. Lisa Young is a nutritionist in private practice and has been counseling adults and children for more than 20 years. Young offers individual counseling sessions on a wide variety of nutrition related issues including obesity and weight control, disease prevention, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, pregnancy, lactation, and gastrointestinal disorders. She also lectures around the country and conducts group classes on nutrition, weight control, and behavior modification. Dr. Young has also been involved in clinical obesity research studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center; and has consulted for various weight management programs in New York City. She has also served as the nutrition expert for Allure, Fitness, Prevention, Marie Claire, and Redbook magazines and has contributed articles for various health magazines and newsletters. She is an advisory board member for The Bottom Line Women’s Health Newsletter and Fitness magazine, is a contributor for The Bottom Line Health Newsletter, and has contributed to MSNBC.
Dr. Young received her doctorate and master’s degrees in Nutrition from NYU, and her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Health Care Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a registered dietitian. The Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) named Dr. Young a “Woman of Action” in 2006. Dr. Lisa Young is available for private nutrition counseling sessions, group classes on nutrition education and behavior modification, lectures, media interviews and appearances. If you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Young, or if you would like additional information about services available, please feel free to contact her directly at email@example.com.