Thoughtful Food Nutrition

by Leah Butz
Thoughtful Food Nutrition
120 East 56th Street
Address Line 2
Suite 400
New York
Secondary Address
HUDSON VALLEY: 621 Route 52, Second Floor Beacon, New York 12508
Phone Number
(646) 461-2303
Director, Manager or CEO
Ashley Lederer, MS, RD
Mission Statement
To guide individuals to a healthier lifestyle, and support programs and policies that advance this goal.
Volunteers per month
Number of staff/employees
Year Started
Latest Projects
"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
Interesting Fact
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.
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
Frequently used hashtags
#thoughtfulfoodnutrition #nutrition #nyc#nutritionnyc #foodpolicy
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