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Jeff Novick
Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN is truly a unique dietitian and nutritionist. With over 24 years of experience in nutrition, health, fitness and natural living, he offers expert health advice distilled into powerful, easy-to-understand language on a variety of current topics.Novick’s insightful and humorous approach to nutrition and health has helped thousands worldwide make the transition to healthy living. He holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana State University in nutrition, with a minor in exercise science.Novick serves as Vice President for Executive Health Exams International and lectures at the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California and at the Engine 2 Immersion program in Austin, Texas. He is also the Director of Nutrition for the Meals for Health program, which is helping empower low-income families to achieve optimal health.For almost a decade, Novick served as the Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Center in Aventura, Florida, and as Vice President of the Board of the Directors for the National Health Association (NHA). He also served as the Director of Health Education for the NHA and as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Health Sciences for Kaplan University.Novick has taught nutrition classes at Indiana State University, Indiana University Medical School, the University of Miami Medical School and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. He regularly lectures at medical conferences across the country. While in Indiana, he created and taught the Nutrition Education Initiative, a preventive medicine curriculum for medical doctors, residents and medical students. In recognition of this groundbreaking project, Indiana’s governor awarded Novick the Indiana State Public Health Excellence in Health Science Award and Indiana State University awarded him the Graduate-of-the-Last-Decade Award.He has been interviewed by Newsday, Parade, Men’s Health, Shape, Women’s World and has appeared on Fox News, Discovery Health, the Today Show and other media outlets nationwide. He recently appeared in the documentary Processed People and the movie Fatboy, which won the Best Documentary award at the Fort Lauderdale and Queens Film Festivals.

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: Does Dieting Lead to an Eating Disorder?

  ©Jeff Novick, MS, RD © http://jeffnovick.com QUESTION: I have been trying to follow this program and discussed it with my local RD.  She said that any program like this (i.e., a plant based, vegetarian, vegan diet, etc.) that restricts certain foods or food groups can trigger binge eating and overeating and even lead to an [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: The 10 Healthiest Packaged Foods. Plus a Spice Giveaway!

The 10 Healthiest Packaged Foods ©Jeff Novick, MS, RD The healthiest foods are the foods that come straight out of the garden and are consumed in their natural form or as simply prepared as possible. These foods are fresh fruits, vegetables, starchy vegetables, legumes, and intact whole grains and should be the focus of any [&hellip

Tuesdays with Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: The Calorie Paradox

The Calorie Paradox: Is Your Plant Based Diet A Vegetable Based, Nut Based or Starch Based Diet? Jeff Novick, MS, RD Over the years, I have worked with many people who have told me their diet was vegetable based. However, on closer examination, it was anything but. Most often, they were getting most of their [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: The Myth of Moderation Part 2

The Myth of Moderation Part 2: “The Impact of Just a Little Oil” © Jeff Novick, MS, RD Read Part 1  The following question is one I am frequently asked. It is about he impact of “just a little olive oil.” Q:  I know that it is best to order (or make) steamed vegetables. If I were to [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: The Myth of Moderation Pt 1: Do All Foods Really Fit?

The Myth of Moderation Pt 1: Do All Foods Really Fit? @Jeff Novick, MS, RD You know what they say when it comes to what to eat,”everything in moderation.”     Whether it is chocolate, wine, red meat, dessert, etc.  Nothing is bad, in and of itself, as long as we just don’t consume too much of [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: A Date With Disaster (plus a giveaway)

We got the following e-mail last week, and asked Jeff Novick, MS, RD to shed some light on the pleasure trap of whole natural foods. “I have been eating a plant-strong diet for 6 months now, I initially lost but now I am gaining! In the past 4 months I’ve gained 32 pounds! I don’t [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: A Common Sense Approach To Sound Nutrition

  This week Jeff continues his series all about getting healthy this summer! Each week he will have advice, tips and insights into helping you get to your ideal weight! As always, leave a comment to win one of Jeff’s great DVD’s! This week tell us if you have applied the principles of calorie density in [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: How To Jump-Start Your Metabolism

This week Jeff is starting a series all about getting healthy this summer! Each week he will have advice, tips and insights into helping you get to your ideal weight! As always, leave a comment to win one of Jeff’s great DVD’s! This week tell us how you like to stay active! How To Jump-Start [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: The Myth Of Complementary Protein (and a giveaway)

This is the last part in Jeff’s 4 part series on protein. Starting next week, Jeff will be talking about getting healthy this summer! As always, leave a comment and you could win one of Jeff’s DVD’s!  Let us know what you have learned about protein in Jeff’s protein series! The Myth Of Complementary Protein By Jeff Novick, [&hellip