Alysia Reiner

Alysia Reiner | Actress

A powerhouse actress and consummate pollyanna who uses her superpowers for good (even though she’s know for playing some amazing bitches!), Alysia just finished filming season 4 of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. She won her second SAG award (the first one was for the film SIDEWAYS) for Best Ensemble Cast for her role as “Fig,” the tough as nails assistant warden, and can be seen in seasons 1, 2 and 3 now on Netflix. 

Passionately committed to protecting the environment, Reiner is a champion of all things eco-friendly. Her completely green Harlem brownstone renovation has been featured on “World’s Greenest Homes,” “Home & Family,” and “Renovation Nation,” as well as in various magazines including Dwell, Gotham, and The Nest. She is also a celebrity spokesperson for Best for Babes and Healthy Child Healthy World. She is a celebrity contributor to the Huffington Post and Maria Shriver’s Website, and has been featured on CNN, People.com, Celebrity Baby Scoop, Stroller Traffic, Healthy Child Healthy World, Family Focus Blog, Today I ate a Rainbow, Your Green Baby, and others. 

Additionally, Reiner is involved with many other charities including The Cancer Support Community, Actors for Autism, The Young Women’s Leadership Network, Amnesty International, PEN International, SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, Bent on Learning, and Safe Kids Worldwide.

Easy Secrets to Healthy Eating for Kids

Easy Secrets to Healthy Eating for Kids

Everyone wants their kids to eat healthy, right? We have all seen the new food plate instead of pyramid. We all want them to eat a ton of veggies, fruits and whole grains, and no sugar, artificial stuff or white foods. But how exactly do we achieve that? When I first had my daughter Liv, I truly had no clue. I read SUPER BABY FOODS and was completely overwhelmed. But I was willing to do anything for my babe, so I joined a CSA, started cooking more, experimenting more and here is what I learned:

Bringing up Healthy Children

Bringing up Healthy Children

People ask me all the time when I started getting interested in the environment and organics, health, toxins etc. I really don't know the answer...I remember earth day as a kid & being amazed by how much we waste, how we harm the planet, and I would say little by little I started making difference choices. They can be tiny ones, like carrying a travel mug and buying as local & organic as possible, to biggies like the materials we used in building our home. When I was ready to get pregnant I took it all a bit more seriously as I knew my body would be the home for a babe & wanted to make it as 100% natural & organic as possible.