Thoughtful Food Nutrition

Thoughtful Food Nutrition
Organization Name:
Thoughtful Food Nutrition
Primary Address 1:
120 East 56th Street
Primary Address 2:
Suite 400
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
Primary Address Zip:
Other Locations 1:
HUDSON VALLEY: 621 Route 52, Second Floor Beacon, New York 12508
Long Organization Description:

To guide individuals to a healthier lifestyle, and support programs and policies that advance this goal.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(646) 461-2303
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Ashley Lederer, MS, RD
How often does your organization use social media?:
2-3x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
Ashley’s research on nutrition policy has been published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Archives of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2016, she was named one of New York City’s 40 under 40 working to transform the food system by the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College. Before establishing Thoughtful Food Nutrition, Ashley was a Senior Advisor in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention & Tobacco Control, where she developed innovative policies and programs to improve access to healthy foods.
Number of volunteers:
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Year Started:
Organization Type:
Food Policy, Nutrition Education
About the Organization:
Thoughtful Food Nutrition offers individually tailored, result-oriented nutrition counseling; food policy development and implementation; and research and evaluation for non-profit organizations, government agencies, hospitals, and private-sector companies. Ashley Lederer, MS, RD, CDN, founder, is a health and wellness expert specializing in chronic disease prevention and management, healthy weight loss, food allergies and gastrointestinal disorders. Ashley works with a wide range of clients to implement real food solutions. She is also an adjunct nutrition lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.
Latest Project:
“Is Butter a Carb?” Eating Matters podcast, September 23, 2016. A discussion regarding the nutritional profile and “healthy” label of granola with Margot Sanger-Katz who wrote the New York Times piece on health (mis)perceptions and the “Granola Gap”. Jenna Liut hosted the discussion at the Heritage Radio Network. Podcast on iTunes.

Working with NYU School of Medicine and Common Threads in NYC schools

Working with NYU School of Medicine to support healthier options in restaurants
Areas Served:
Manhattan, New York State
Core Programs:
Nutrition Counseling: Custom nutrition counseling for individuals.
Consulting: healthy food program and policy development and implementation, and research and evaluation for non-profit organizations schools, hospitals and private-sector businesses
Communication and Media: Strategic messaging
Programs: Implementation and education
Major Issues:
Food Policy, Food Writing/Journalism,
Nutrition Education (Adult), Research and Evaluation
Hours of Operation:
Regular business hours
For Profit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#thoughtfulfoodnutrition #nutrition #nyc
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#nutritionnyc #foodpolicy
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