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Elisa Zied, RD, is the founder/president of Zied Health Communications, LLC. She is the author of "Nutrition At Your Fingertips," and co-author of “Feed Your Family Right!” and “So What Can I Eat?!” Her work has appeared in Parents, Redbook, Women's Day, Seventeen, and Weight Watchers magazines. For 6 years, she served as a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. In 2007, she received the Media Excellence Award by the New York State Dietetic Association. Zied received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of science degree in clinical nutrition from New York University. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. Her favorite foods include milk chocolate and tomatoes, and she loves to tap dance, ice skate, bowl, run, and play sports with her sons. She weighed 30 pounds more in high school and has kept her weight down over the years by eating real food (in small portions of course!) and walking everywhere..

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