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Joyce Hendley

Food and Health Writer

Joyce’s writing about health and nutrition is informed by science, along with the nourishing wisdom of traditional medicine practitioners and home cooks all over the world. A James Beard award winner with a master’s degree in nutrition and food science, she has contributed to over 20 cookbooks and authored a few of her own—including the James Beard award-winning EatingWell Diet (with Jean Harvey-Berino, PhD). A longtime freelance writer who’s passionate about exploring the connections between food and health, she has written for EatingWell, DiabeticLiving, VeryWell Health, Optum Health, Oscar, the Bell Institute for Health and Nutrition, and more.

Experience Highlights

  • Writer & Editor: Food & Nutrition
  • Cookbook Author
  • James Beard Award Winner

Expertise Highlights

  • Nutrition and Health Writing
  • Healthy Diets & Chronic Disease Prevention Topics
  • Researching & Fact-Checking

Education Highlights

  • Cornell University: BA in English Literature
  • New York University: MS in Nutrition

Bio

Joyce’s writing about health and nutrition is informed by science, along with the nourishing wisdom of traditional medicine practitioners and home cooks all over the world. A James Beard award winner with a master’s degree in nutrition and food science, she has contributed to over 20 cookbooks and authored a few of her own—including the James Beard award-winning EatingWell Diet (with Jean Harvey-Berino, PhD). A longtime freelance writer who’s passionate about exploring the connections between food and health, she has written for EatingWell, DiabeticLiving, VeryWell Health, Optum Health, Oscar, the Bell Institute for Health and Nutrition, and more. Her former positions include food editor for Weight Watchers Magazine and associate food editor for Glamour; she began her career as a medical copywriter. But her favorite gig (so far) was being an assistant coach for her kids’ high school Junior Iron Chef teams. Joyce lives in Cortez, Florida, with her husband and son, and believes there’s nothing a good walk on the beach won’t cure, or at least improve.

“True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.” – Mortimer J. Adle

Experience

Joyce is an award-winning health writer and editor with a strong background in journalism and storytelling. She wrote as food editor for Weight Watchers Magazine and associate food editor for Glamour; she began her career as a medical copywriter. She has contributed to over 20 cookbooks and authored a few of her own—including the James Beard award-winning EatingWell Diet (with Jean Harvey-Berino, Ph.D.). Joyce has written for EatingWell, DiabeticLiving, VeryWell Health, Optum Health, Oscar, the Bell Institute for Health and Nutrition, and more.

Expertise

Joyce’s North Star is clear and simple communication, whether writing about food choices for healthier aging, the ADHD-Chronic Fatigue connection, or genetic testing for breast cancer. She specializes in turning complex nutrition research into information that is accessible (and useful!) to the general public.

Education

Joyce holds a BA in English Literature from Cornell University and an MS in Nutrition from New York University. She’s also enjoyed hundreds of cooking classes.

Publications

  • The EatingWell Diet
  • The Eating Well Diabetes Cookbook
  • The EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook
  • Nourish: Vibrant, Healthy Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery
  • The Forbidden Foods Diabetic Cookbook

Articles by Joyce Hendley

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