Lisa Kimmel, MS, RD, CDN
Lisa Kimmel, MS, RD, CDN, is the Director of Wellness and Health Education for Being Well at Yale and Student Wellness at Yale Health. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutritionist. Prior to her current position, she was Senior Manager for Being Well at Yale, the sports nutritionist for Yale Athletics and the coordinator of outpatient nutrition services at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she served on the clinical faculty for over 15 years. She leads the Tobacco Free Yale effort amongst other university wellness initiatives to support the program’s vision to create and sustain a culture, community and environment in which wellness is a core value and measure of excellence at Yale.
Lisa co-authored, Generation Extra Large, Rescuing our children from the epidemic of obesity, which received national media attention. She has also been extensively published in professional journals and magazines and appeared on national and local television and radio. As an advisory board member for SuperChefs, she recently helped design Westin Hotel’s “Eat Well Menu for Kids” which is now offered world-wide. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists Practice Group, and the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In 1997, she was named “Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year.” In 2013, she was honored as Yale’s “Working Mother of the Year.”