Janice Newell Bissex and Liz Weiss are registered dietitians and The Meal Makeover Moms. As two of the nation’s top experts on family nutrition, they’re on a mission to help busy families eat better.
Janice and Liz are the authors of No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms (M3 Press, 2011) and The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers, Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time (Broadway Books, 2004). The books highlight their simple food philosophy that kids-–even picky ones—will eat nutritious food without complaint as long as it looks and tastes great. For the recipes, The Moms give family-favorite recipes a healthy makeover by “weaving in” fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy oils and more. Their recipes are easy to make, appeal to kids, and make mealtime less stressful for parents who want their families to eat more than the chicken nuggets and mac & cheese that often end up on the table.
Along with their books, Janice and Liz recently released a recipe app called, Meal Makeovers: Family Favorites Made Healthy. Their website also provides a virtual smorgasbord of helpful tools for consumers: cooking videos, a monthly e-newsletter, the award-winning blog, Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen, and the funny yet informative radio podcast, Cooking with the Moms. The Moms are also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.
Janice, the mother of two girls, and Liz, the mom of two boys, understand the daily challenges parents face when mealtime rolls around. That’s why their recipes are all mom tested and kid approved, and their mealtime tips are realistic and practical. The dietitian duo wants to make a positive impact on the way families eat, so whether you send them an email, attend one of their Meal Makeover Mom Cooking Parties, or run into one of them at the grocery store, you are sure to receive a plateful of ideas and encouragement as you begin your journey to better family nutrition.