Miss Teen USA 2012 - Judge - Tanya Zuckerbrot
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Tanya Zuckerbrot


Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, is the creator of the popular F-Factor Diet (www.ffactor.com), the only dietitian-created program for weight-loss and optimal health that is based on fiber-rich nutrition. She works in private practice in Manhattan.

The F-Factor Diet evolved from Tanya’s years working with patients to help lower cholesterol or control diabetes. She found that all of her patients improved their clinical conditions – and lost weight without hunger– by following a lifestyle diet that was rich in dietary fiber.

In 2006 Tanya published The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss (Putnam, 2006), which was a national bestseller. In January 2013, she will publish her second book, The Miracle Carb Diet: Make Calories and Fat Disappear the F-Factor Way – with fiber (Hyperion -Disney/ABC).

In 2011, Tanya introduced F-Factor high fiber cereals and bars in partnership with Hain Celestial Group. She is the first registered dietitian to have her own line of grocery products in national distribution. The F-Factor brand will expand in 2012 with the addition of more high-fiber foods, beverages and neutraceuticals.

Tanya frequently appears on national television, most recently: ABC Live with Kelly; The Dr. Oz Show; NBC Today Show; CBS Early Show; ABC The View; Rachael Ray; ABC Good Morning America; CBS Evening News; and Fox/The O’Reilly Factor; Telemundo.

Tanya is a nutrition news contributor to Fox News Channel and writes the network’s nutrition blog. She also writes for KeyVive (diabetes lifestyle), Fox iMag, Mensfitness.com, and Huffington Post. Tanya serves on the Advisory Board for Women’s Health magazine (Rodale), is a media spokesperson for Cooking Light magazine (Time, Inc.), and the Official Dietitian to the Miss Universe Organization (Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA).

Tanya holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Studies from New York University and completed a two-year dietetic internship at NYU Medical Center. She is an accredited member of the American Dietetic Association, the Greater New York Dietetic Association, and a member of the National Association of Professional Women.

Tanya resides in Manhattan with her husband and three children.