Stefanie Sacks MS CNS CDN

Stephanie Sacks

Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN is a Culinary Nutritionist, Author, educator, speaker and consultant. For over two decades, Sacks has helped transform the way people eat using hands on experiences to inspire, educate and offer practical tools for food lifestyle change. She has her Master’s of Science in Nutrition from Teachers College, Columbia University, is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts.

Stefanie’s What The Fork Are You Eating? An Action Plan for Your Pantry and Plate (Tarcher | Penguin Random House) is a must read guide for anyone looking to make small changes in food choice for optimal health. She is a sought after media guest expert on the topic of healthy choices with frequent appearances on the Dr. Oz Show, PBS, Fox Media, and multiple radio programs. Her extensive online and print contributions include, Bloomberg, The Huffington Post, Alternet,, and, Family Circle, Prevention, Harper’s Bazaar, Parents, Town & Country and Allure. In 2017, Stefanie was inducted into Les Dames D’Escoffier, an international philanthropic organization of women leaders in the field of food, fine beverage and hospitality.

A native New Yorker, Stefanie lives on the East End of Long Island with her husband, two very active boys and Blossom, the family dog. When she is not in her kitchen creating new recipes or feeding her family, she is swimming in the bay or hiking with her dog.

Drinking Water

The Scoop on Fluoride

Have you ever heard of Fluoridigate? If so, you are one step ahead of me! “FLUORIDEGATE is a new documentary that reveals the tragedy of how government, industry and trade associations protect and promote a policy known to cause harm to our country and especially to small children who suffer more than any other segment of the population. While their motivation remains uncertain, the outcome is crystal clear: it [fluoride] is destroying our nation!”

Arsenic and Rice

Arsenic and Rice

Since the FDA released their first analytical results of arsenic in rice mid-September, I have received a multitude of questions, even from my mother! And when my mom asks, I answer. What is it? Arsenic is a compound found naturally in rocks, soil, water and air. Thanks to agriculture and industry—that has been happily using arsenic since the 1950’s—it is released into the environment whether we like it or not (let’s call this unnatural). Arsenic has no taste or smell and is typically part of other chemical compounds that are divided into two groups: