From my grandmothers name, Chaya, meaning life in Hebrew, where my daughters middle name comes from. Kai also happens to mean food in Maori ( one of the languages of New Zealand), open in Chinese, and restoration & recovery in Japanese. It also means chicken in Thai, but that's beside the point.
Lisa Zucker has been a Registered Dietitian for over 15 years and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and the Colorado Dietetic Association. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. After completing her clinical year at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City she began working in Manhattan in such places as the Julliard School, the New York Road Runners club and with individual athletes.
Lisa moved to Colorado in 2004, when she began working at the University of Colorado, Center for Human Nutrition, now called the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado, Denver. For nearly seven years Lisa worked on various research studies focusing on interventions for patients with obesity. Lisa worked with patients looking at how varied changes in diet, lifestyle factors, behavior modifications and physical activity all impacted weight loss and weight loss maintenance. Lisa also worked to develop and implement a weight maintenance program at the center as well as taught their community-based weight loss program, Colorado Weigh, in and around the Boulder Area.
Lisa has consulted for Johnson & Johnson, written for Obesity Management Journal, and worked with the DuPage Medical Group in the Chicago area developing and implementing their work-site wellness program. For the last 7 years Lisa has been teaching nutrition classes to nursing students at Front Range Community College in Colorado. She has volunteered at such places as Cooking Matters and Community Food Share. Lisa decided to take all that she has learned over the years and open NutritionKai in 2018 helping to effectively move people along their own continuum to better health, no matter the starting point.