Liz Weiss is an award-winning broadcast journalist, speaker, blogger, and spokesperson. She is the co-author of three cookbooks, The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Playful Mandala Food Designs for Kids and Adults (M3 Press, 2015), 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 where she shares healthy “makeover” recipes and practical mealtime advice for families. Liz co-hosts the food and family radio podcast, Cooking with the Moms.
For nearly two decades, Liz wrote and reported on nutrition and health for CNN, PBS, Time Life Medical, ABC Boston, and Ivanhoe Broadcast News. Currently, she hosts the “Meal Makeovers” cooking segment for CNN Accent Health, which runs in 30,000 physician waiting rooms nationwide. She has written for numerous publications including Nick Jr. Family Magazine, Kiwi, Live Well Digest, a WIC publication, and Relish magazine.
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. She is the proud recipient of the 2015 Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Cooking with the Moms was an award’s finalist for the 2012 IACP best culinary audio program award; and 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 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and two of their practices groups: Food & Culinary Professionals and Nutrition Entrepreneurs. She has been an advocate for healthier school meals in her community for over a decade and was the driving force behind many positive changes. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons, ages 20 and 17.