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Donna Fish

Licensed clinical social worker

Donna Fish is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Manhattan, where she lives with her husband and three daughters. She graduated summa cum laude from McGill University in Montreal, and with honors from Columbia University. She has been an adjunct faculty member at the Columbia University School of Social Work and is an affiliate staff member at the Center for Study of Anorexia and Bulimia. Ms. Fish is a guest lecturer for the departments of social work and psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital and Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is a frequent consultant to the private and public schools, and to New York City's Administration for Children's Services, Head Start, and Child Advocacy Services of Manhattan, and a presenter at the Renfrew Center's Annual Conference on Eating Disorders. Ms. Fish co-wrote the script and was the on-camera spokesperson for a show on anxiety disorders produced for LIFETIME TELEVISION. She was also the expert for a show on body image on National Public Radio's 'The Infinite Mind', has been interviewed for the parenting column of the CBC Radio, Canada.

With the publication of her book: Take the Fight out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child's Eating Problems, Ms. Fish has been interviewed for many publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Parenting, In Touch Weekly, ParentGuide News, First for Women, Today's Parent, USA Today, USA Weekend. Interviews on multiple radio shows include NPR's show 'A Chef's Table' on WHYY, NYC's 1010 WINS, NYC's 106.7 lite FM's current affairs show, as well as many national newspapers. She has presented her lecture "Creating Effective Eating Habits in Children and Teens" to the Tenafly School District in New Jersey, the Parent Action Committee of Long Island, Wellesley College Early Childhood Center and Dept. of Education, Sarah Lawrence College Early Childhood Center, Georgetown University, and she has trained the Head Start Staff of NYC in her "Take the Fight out of Food" program. Television appearances have included the WEEKEND TODAY SHOW, FOX NEWS CHANNEL, AND MSNBC.

A former dancer, Ms. Fish has served as a consultant for the staff at the School of American Ballet and the professional training program of the Steps Dance School in NYC. She is available for lectures on eating issues to audiences that include schools, (teachers, students, and parent associations.) college campuses, medical facilities, and community centers.
Why It's Healthy to Eat Like a

Why It's Healthy to Eat Like a Kid

The moment we start to put on weight we begin to think of food as "good" or "bad." However the cycle of "on-off" dieting usually results in more weight gain with each successive trial. I frequently write about how to get back to the days when you didn't think about how fattening or "healthy" anything was. Without a thought of where it would land on your thighs, or midriff.
07/12/2012 11:58 EDT