Liz Weiss, MS, RD
Liz Weiss is an award-winning broadcast journalist, speaker, and spokesperson. She is the co-author of two cookbooks, 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). Liz champions good nutrition on her website, MealMakeoverMoms.com. The content on her site serves as a resource for parents in search of realistic and practical ways to improve the family diet. There, they can listen to her radio podcast, Cooking with the Moms, read her blog, Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen, watch cooking videos, sign up for her free e-newsletter, download her Meal Makeovers recipe app, and try all of her kid-friendly recipes.
For nearly two decades, Liz wrote and reported on nutrition and health for CNN, PBS, The Health Network, Time Life Medical, ABC Boston, Ivanhoe Broadcast News, and Medical News Network. Currently, she hosts the “Meal Makeovers” cooking segment for CNN Accent Health, which runs in 30,000 physician waiting rooms nationwide.
Liz is a sought-after cooking instructor, speaker, and consultant. She has extensive experience as a live television and radio guest. During her career, she has conducted hundreds of live and taped interviews, appearing on NBC’s Today Show, CNN Headline News, the Food Network, FOX News, ABC-Boston, and many more.
Liz has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. Cooking with the Moms was an award’s finalist for the 2012 IACP best culinary audio program award. Her website was a finalist in the 2013 Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Award in the Most Awesome Recipes for the Whole Family category. In 2010, she was named by Babble.com as one of the Top 50 Best Mom Food Bloggers on the web, and her blog was nominated by Foodbuzz for Best Family Food Blog in 2009. Liz was nominated for cable TV’s highly acclaimed ACE Award for Best Educational Series and received the American Heart Association’s Howard Blakeslee Award for health journalism. During her tenure at CNN, the network was honored with the American Dietetic Association’s prestigious President’s Circle Award for nutrition education.
Weiss received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island, her Master of Science degree in Nutrition Communications from Boston University, and attended the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she completed the Professional Chef’s Program. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and the ADA’s Food & Culinary Professionals practice group. She has been an advocate for healthier school meals in her community and was the driving force behind many positive changes. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons, ages 18 and 14.