Lisa Andrews, RD, LD - 3-30-2016

Tags: Diet, Food and Nutrition, Speaker, Diet and Nutrition

  LisaAndrews My 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.  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 the Kroger pharmacy wellness and diabetes management programs where I provide one on one counseling, group classes and grocery store tours. 

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

As for the “alphabet soup” after my name (pun intended), 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 nominated for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Excellence in Media Award for 2014-15.  You may see me on Fox 19 Morning News doing quick, quirky food demos.  In 2002, I received the Ohio Dietetic Association Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award.  RD stands for Registered Dietitian.  LD means I am licensed to practice.

You can meet with me by appt. at Cincinnati Functional Fitness at 5005 Barrow Ave (blue building near the I71 S on ramp). Call or 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 about nutrients that help prevent cancer, reduce nausea during treatment and simple ways to work them into their diets.

Talk references 

Sound Bites Recipes

Prostate Cancer and Saturated Fats

Article on Coconut Oil

Cocoa Powder-alkalize or not alkalize

Fish Oil - Omega 3 fatty acid

Drinking Plain Water Reduces Intake of Calories, Saturated Fat, Sugar, Etc

Why Leafy Green Vegies Keep the Gut Health

Recordings: Part 1

Part 2

During Lisa’s demo she briefly talked about Genetically Modified Organisms better known as GMO. Following is a podcast about GMO foods that gave me a new perspective.  Jim Lyons.