Stacey Antine, MS, RDN
Stacey Antine is a registered dietitian who holds a Master’s of Science in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University. Alarmed by the long list of lifestyle diseases (obesity, heart disease, diabetes, etc.) faced by children today, she founded HealthBarn USA to connect children to natural foods and where they come from. Expanding her commitment to help families eat healthier, she started HealthBarn Foundation and its first project Healing Meals, a nutritious food gifting program for ill children with cancer and serious blood disorders and their families and seniors in need.
HealthBarn USA opened in April 2005 on a family farm. Over fifteen years and 75,000 families later, the Barn continues to offer year-round hands-on educational programs for children, ages 3-15 in addition to summer camp in Ridgewood, NJ. And, she has expanded her reach to adults and seniors through culinary + nutrition gatherings and Chef Tables. Stacey also teaches a wildly popular “Try it, you’ll like it” school assembly program nationwide. Due to the success of the program, Life in Sync, an established nonprofit 501c3 organization has approved HealthBarn USA to be its first recipient to receive funding to help combat the obesity epidemic and diseases associated with weight gain. The positive impact of HealthBarn’s programs is proven effective by research conducted by Pamela Koch at Columbia University’s Teachers College, a leading nutrition education research institute. Peer-reviewed journal Explore’s Health and the Environment reveals core componentsof HealthBarn’s proprietary healthy lifestyle curricula for families. With over 25 years of experience in the field of food and nutrition, and a successful track record of helping thousands of families change their eating habits from fast food to natural food, Stacey Antine, MS, RDN is an expert who parents and kids can agree on. She has been featured on The Rachael Ray Show, named women entrepreneur to watch by Business Week, featured as “Our Hero” by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her dedication to children’s health where she is also a member and honored as Today’s Honoree by the #1 Blog for Recognizing the Works of Others. She has been featured by the Associated Press, PBS-TV, CBS-TV and hundreds of media outlets for her nutrition approach to healthier eating. She was appointed to the Academy’s RDN Communications Council for its National Kids Eat Right campaign and received a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Stacey Antine aims to help more parents and children get healthy by having fun and raising their nutritional literacy with her first book, Appetite for Life: The Thumbs-Up, No-Yucks Guide to Getting Your Kid to be a Great Eater – including over 100 Kid-Approved Recipes, published in September 2012 by HarperOne, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, in hardcover and as an eBook.