Shira Sussi MS, RD, CDN is a Brooklyn-based registered dietitian, culinary enthusiast, nutrition expert, writer and mother.
In 2010 Shira quit her job at a top travel magazine, packed up her NYC apartment and took off on a one-way ticket to Australia. Over the course of a year she visited seven countries, learned to eat on a serious budget, took her first yoga class, and sweltered away a Tel-Aviv summer as a line cook. It was on this journey that food and wellness became Shira’s obvious passions, and a profession change soon followed.
Shira believes in a non-diet, plant forward approach to nutrition, and that eating for everyone – all bodies, all disease states – should be enjoyable, ideally in the good company of others.
An advocate for women’s health, Shira is passionate about supporting women to nourish their bodies through pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood.
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, baby Lior and rescue Chi-mix Snowbee.
Shira holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from New York University. She completed her Dietetic Internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 2015 and has continued to work there in various clinical nutrition roles counseling adult, perinatal and pediatric populations. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has been featured in and contributes to various publications including Mama Soul, TheEverymom.com and Health Matters. A believer in the healing power of movement, Shira completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2017 at Tangerine Hot Power Yoga in Brooklyn, New York.