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Elizabeth Ward is a registered dietitian, freelance writer and mother of three. Her latest book is Expect the Best, Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, & After Pregnancy. She is also the author of several other books, including The Complete Idiotís Guide to Feeding Your Baby and Toddler, The Pocket Idiotís Guide to the New Food Pyramids, and Pregnancy Nutrition: Good Health for You and Your Baby, and the co-author of Super Nutrition After 50 and Live Longer & Better. Elizabeth regularly writes for publications such as Men's Fitness and WebMD, and blogs about about family nutrition and weight control issues for USAToday.com. She is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board of Kaboose.com.

As a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for nearly 10 years, Elizabeth was featured in nearly 1,000 print and broadcast interviews, including CNN, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and ABC Radio News. She has also conducted numerous satellite media tours, and has appeared on ABC World News Tonight to discuss MyPyramid for Kids.

Ward has been a speaker at more than 140 professional meetings, including The American Dietetic Association, The Florida Dietetic Association, The Massachusetts Dietetic Association, The Pennsylvania School Food Service Association, The National Association of Catering Executives, and the Tenth International Congress of Dietetics in Paris, France.

Ward created and conducted corporate nutrition education programs for five years with Medical Care Affiliates/Health Promotion Affiliates in Boston, where she also counseled patients about a healthy diet and lifestyle. She has also worked at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the American Heart Association, and for seven years counseled children and adults at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.

Ward completed her undergraduate degree in human nutrition at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; a one-year dietetic internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston; and a masters degree in Mass Communication at Boston University. She is the recipient of the "125 Alumni to Watch" Award from the University of Massachusetts, and was named Recognized Young Dietitian of The Year by the Massachusetts Dietetic Association.

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