Lisa Andrews, RD, LD - 9/26/2018

Tags: Lisa Andrews, prostate cancer diet, cancer, diet

  LisaAndrewsMy friends affectionately call me “Nutrigirl”.  Being Italian, food has always been central in my life. My mom struggled with her weight and dad dealt with complications of diabetes. I decided a career in nutrition might help me understand the connection between food and health more clearly.  I will be the first to admit- I enjoy eating good food!  I am not an extremist.  I believe in balance, not restriction.

My career began in 1990 as a clinical dietitian at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.  I became well-versed in illness, but over the years my focus shifted to wellness.  To broaden my skill set, I picked up side jobs and gained experience writing, presenting and providing cooking demos through my work at the Nutrition Council of Cincinnati.  After receiving my Masters at UC in 1998, I became an adjunct instructor and have taught undergraduate, graduate and nursing students off and on for 20 years.  I launched Sound Bites Nutrition in 2008 to empower individuals and groups to choose “sound bites” to better health.  In short, I’m a food, health and science junky.

I counsel adults one on one, but love teaching groups, too.  I have provided counseling and nutrition lectures for P&G, Ethicon Endosurgery, GE, Scripps Network, the CDC, Vantiv, and the Wellness Community, to name a few.  I consult for Kroger and teach Nutrition Technicians how to do food demos and work with consumers. Most recently, I launched a line of food pun T shirts and a percentage of the proceeds go back to hunger and food initiatives. 

Nutrigirl’s work is never done!  I serve as a nutrition expert for Food and Health Communications,,, and Dietitiancentral.comI also write for Phoenix Magazine and Stone Soup- the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Food & Nutrition online food blog.

I received my Bachelor’s in Nutrition from Youngstown State University and completed my dietetic internship at Good Samaritan Hospital where I received the Sister Romuald Award.  I was awarded Recognized Dietitian of the Year in 2017 and Arthritis Honoree in 2016. I also received a People’s Liberty grant for my mini food pantry project Peoples Pantry Cincy. In 2002, I received the Ohio Dietetic Association Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award. You may see me on Fox 19 Morning News doing health segments and food demos.

I recently moved to a new office. Inside the Starfire Council at 5030 Oaklawn Dr. Clients may email for an appointment or program or 513-675-6780.  Calls will be answered within 24 hours.

Board Certification

American Dietetics Association - Registered Dietitian

Ohio Dietetics Association - Licence Dietitian


Youngstown State University - Bachelor of Science in Nutrition


Attendees will learn to prepare a quick delicious meal containing nutrients that help fight cancer.

Talk references 

Sound Bites Recipes