Chef, TV Personality


Ellie Krieger, TV personality on The Food Network and Cooking Channel, supports Feeding America because she wants to help nourish families with good food and make a difference in their health.

"My mission is to help people make smart food choices for a healthy life, but without access to good food, there is really no choice to make. As a mom and nutritionist, I can hardly imagine the stress and pain it would cause to not know where your next meal is coming from or how you are going to nourish your family. That's why I support Feeding America. By providing hungry people with good food, they are making a tremendous difference to their health in the most fundamental way. I am proud and happy to help in this critical cause in any way I can."


Ellie Krieger is known for her work as a TV personality on The Food Network and Cooking Channel as the host of “Healthy Appetite” and for her Public Television show “Ellie’s Real Good Food.” Her warmth and charisma have made her the leading go-to nutritionist in the media today. She reaches people with her message that it is possible for anyone, given the tools and knowledge, to live life to the maximum by keeping a healthy balance and nurturing a richly satisfying and sumptuous, attainable lifestyle.

Ellie is the New York Times bestselling, two-time James Beard and IACP award-winning author of 7 cookbooks and host of the podcast “One Real Good Thing.” She also writes a weekly food column, “Nourish,” for The Washington Post. A registered dietitian nutritionist, Krieger holds an MS in nutrition from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and a BS from Cornell University.

Her extensive work in the media has earned her a loyal following and national recognition. She regularly speaks at high-profile events around the country and has appeared as a guest expert on dozens of national television programs, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, CNN, and more.

Ellie has been active in causes related to nutrition and hunger throughout her career. She was at the forefront of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign from the beginning when Mrs. Obama’s team personally invited her to head up a nutrition education initiative at the “Healthy Kids Fair” at the White House. Ellie also participated in harvesting the White House garden with a group of school children as part of the Chef’s Move to Schools launch. She teamed up with New York City SchoolFood, creating healthy, delicious menu items for students citywide. And she worked at a grassroots level with her daughter’s New York City public school, having formed the Wellness Committee there. On behalf of the Food Network, Ellie testified before the House Committee on Agriculture about nutrition, healthy eating, and combating childhood obesity. Ellie is a chef partner for Wellness in the Schools and has also teamed up with hunger organizations such as Feeding America, Share Our Strength, and City Harvest to help all people have access to good, healthy food.