Karen Ansel, RD Title: Contributor Education: New York University M.S. in Clinical Nutrition, Duke University B.A. Psychology Karen Ansel is a nutrition consultant, speaker, journalist, and author. She regularly writes about food, health, nutrition, and fitness for magazines, websites, and food brands. She is also the author of Healing Superfoods for Anti-Aging and the co-author of The Calendar Diet: A Month-by-Month Guide to Losing Weight While Living Your Life, and Healthy In A Hurry: Simple, Wholesome Recipes for Every Meal of the Day. Karen co-authored the 2011 IACP finalist, The Baby & Toddler Cookbook: Fresh, Homemade Foods for a Healthy Start.Karen is a graduate of Duke University where she majored in psychology. She received her Masters of Science in clinical nutrition from New York University. About Shape Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.