Nourishment warrior STEFANIE SACKS, MS, CNS, CDN

Culinary Nutritionist, Author, Founder of Reboot Food™,
Speaker  & Consultant

Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN is a Culinary Nutritionist, Author, founder of REBOOT FOOD™, speaker and consultant. For over two decadesSacks 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 Masters 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 authored What The Fork Are You Eating? An Action Plan for Your Pantry and Plate (Tarcher | Penguin Random House), 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. To learn about the deeply personal REBOOT FOOD™ story, click here



Reboot Food™ 

My personal explorations and expertise as a Culinary Nutritionist have been channeled into a 3 step transformative program, whether Workshops, Retreats or At Home, where participants are guided through the process of making small changes in food choice that can make big differences in health. more →



Being effective in my work means being honest about my life—perhaps this story can offer healing. So welcome to Onion, a rap that depicts how food and cooking played a central role in my tragic yet triumphant journey. Understand the birth of REBOOT FOOD and join the movement to get healthy and stay healthy. It's time to learn how to #RENOURISH. You deserve it! more →


Les Dames d'Escoffier

Recently inducted into Les Dames, a philanthropic organization of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality, I am humbled to be amongst the by-invitation membership of 2,300 women worldwide and eager to contribute to this accomplished community of change agents. more →



Your roadmap to food lifestyle change!

An aisle-by-aisle rundown of how to shop and cook healthier.

Publisher: Tarcher/Penguin Random House 
Discover how small changes in your food choices can make BIG everyday differences. An overview of the truth about what’s hidden in your food plus an action plan with 50 time-tested, delicious recipes—the keepers that Stefanie’s clients, friends and family love.

Stefanie Sacks shines a bright light on the dark side of our food supply, but she doesn’t resort to fear-mongering and she doesn’t leave you hanging. Rather, she offers a sensible, step-by- step plan for making the best food choices in the real world. Her non-judgmental, balanced approach and inspiring recipes are just what we need to make healthy changes that last.
Ellie Krieger, MS, RDN, host of PBS’s Ellie’s “Real Good Food”, the Food Network’s “Healthy Appetite” and bestselling author of Weeknight Wonders
This is a good primer for those who want to give themselves and their families a nutrition makeover. Sacks, a chef with a master of science in nutrition degree, provides can-do ways to make healthier choices.
Stefanie saved me from a prison of counting calories! I counted them for 10 years and I could never control my weight! Now I eat more than my husband, I don’t remember the last time I counted a calorie, and my weight is less than when I was in high school, with no fluctuations. More importantly, my relationship with food is healthy! I love making it, eating it and talking about it. Thank you for putting so much amazing information into a book about eating REAL food the RIGHT way! You are incredible and I will always be thankful for you!
Tracy Marie Posillico, reader
While Sacks writes in a similar style to Marion Nestle and Michael Pollan, her book is more accessible and practical for people seeking the motivation and tools to follow a healthier lifestyle, emphasizing that even very small changes in diet can make a big difference in health.... This is a valuable guide to evaluating, choosing, and preparing food for wellness.
Library Journal
...An approachable, sensible guide that delivers on its promise of helping readers make healthier choices without breaking the bank or alienating family members.
Publishers Weekly
A must read for anyone who wants to understand what they are eating and how to move towards a healthy and nontoxic diet. Well written and a foundation book for anyone interested to their own health and their families.
Susan Rockefellar
Stefanie understands how we need to nourish ourselves. She has helped me shift food choices to support my mind, body, and spirit, and I believe she can do the same for you.
Donna Karan
Essential reading for anyone interested in eating a clean, healthy diet. Stefanie Sacks explains the additives in food and how to avoid the harmful ones. This book will guide you in cleaning up your pantry and refrigerator, shopping wisely, and storing food properly. All this and easy, appealing recipes too!
Dr. Andrew Weil, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and author of Fast Food, Good Food
What the Fork Are You Eating? is an invaluable tool to help you feed yourself, your family, and your friends the ‘best,’ healthiest food possible. With Stefanie Sacks as your guide, you can positively impact the health of your family, our food supply, and possibly our planet as well!
Ann Cooper, founder of the Chef Ann Foundation and author of Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children

In addition, Stefanie has contributed to three books: The Source by Dr. Woodson Merrell and Kathy Merrell, Thriving Child by Erica Reid and Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr.



Speaking | Informational videos



Web & Print 



Reboot Food™ is a 3 step transformative program, whether Workshops, Retreats or At Home, where participants are guided through the process of making small changes in food choice that can make big differences in health.

I have created and offered programs at Canyon Ranch, Wellness Foundation of East Hampton, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts and Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Center. My At Home client list is extensive (and confidential). Learn about my current offerings or connect with me to create your own Reboot Food™ experience.



In an era where academic, healthcare, culinary and corporate leaders are trying to make an edible difference, Stefanie’s expertise as a professional chef, environmental nutritionist and educator, offer her a unique skill set to be able to guide groups towards creating a truly sustainable food foundation for their specific audience. 

Over the years, I have collaborated with numerous schools and school programs to integrate culinary nutrition education into existing curriculum. Current and past clients include Teachers College, Columbia University, University of Bridgeport, Early Head Start and Community Food Resource Center. 

Food and cooking education play a critical role in healthcare. Yet, many healthcare providers lack the knowledge, skills and time to offer effective guidance to their patient population. Over the years I have worked alongside accomplished healthcare providers to help change the face of healthcare. Current and past clients include Integrative Functional Nutrition AcademyCenter for Mind Body Medicine, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Donna Karan's Urban Zen Foundation and Field to Plate.

Culinarians are now seeking the knowledge and skills to make the most healthful ingredient choices for their customers and the environment while also respecting their bottom line. I have had the great pleasure of working alongside many accomplished cooks and chefs from haute cuisine to school food service. Current and past clients include globally celebrated Jean Georges Vongerichten as well as large groups of country club chefs in the NYC Metro area, Wellness Foundation of East Hampton and Metropolitan Montessori School.

With evolving consumer interest in sustainable sourcing, food transparency and authentically healthy end products, industry is starting to shift. I love to help companies do the right thing as they aim to develop truly clean and transparent products. I have worked with ABC Carpet & Home, Naturopathica Healing Arts Center & Spa, Titan Tea, Ocean Approved and Consumer Eyes.



Everyone needs an edible awakening! A keynote, conversation or workshop can be designed to meet your specific group needs whether in your home, at a school, corporation, health conference, wellness center, resort or spa. Stefanie ideally uses hands on experiences with food when speaking as experiential learning is exciting AND effective! See Stefanie's speaking profile here


A partial list of who I have presented to:

  • United Nations
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • New York University
  • TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat
  • American Culinary Federation Chef Connect
  • The James Beard Foundation
  • Integrative Healthcare Symposium
  • Food As Medicine, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Link to speaking profile here or contact me to discuss topics and pricing.


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