About Dawn Lerman, MA, CHHC, LCAT
I am a board-certified nutrition expert and contributor to the New York Times Well Blog, as well as the founder of Magnificent Mommies, a company specializing in personal, corporate, and school-based education.
My interest in healthy eating began at an early age, as I watched my obese father struggle with yoyo dieting and fluctuating weight. I became fascinated with the correlation be- tween what we eat and how we feel. Fueling my passion was my mentor, my grandmother Beauty, who inspired me as a child to learn how to cook and taught me about the power of healing through fresh ingredients.
Growing up, I was also involved in show business, first as an actress, then as a producer and writer. I coauthored the popular book The Twelve Step Plan to Becoming an Actor in L.A., which became a regional bestseller.
In my thirties when my son was two years old, I realized that inspiring other moms to make healthier food choices for their children and teaching them to cook was more than a hobby—it was my true passion. During this same period, my father was diagnosed with lung cancer, and I started investigating the correlation between diet and healing. This gave me the incentive to return to school and earn my degree as a health practitioner.
I am now recognized as a nutrition expert, counseling clients on weight loss, diabetes, high blood pressure, ADHD, and other diet-related conditions. I lecture at schools and corporations as well as contributing to local and national media outlets.
I am the mother of two children, Dylan and Sofia. We live in New York City.