Dr. Nicole Avena is a research neuroscientist and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction. Her seminal research on food addiction has jump started this exciting new field of exploration in medicine and nutrition. Her research achievements have been honored by awards from several groups including the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Avena’s most recent book, What to Eat When You’re Pregnant, was released in June, 2015, and it helps women understand how to eat healthy and beat cravings while pregnant. Several recipes from this book are featured in the SafetyNEST minimum viable product. She has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Good Day NY, The Couch, Home and Family, The Better Show, as well as many other news programs. Her work has been featured in Bloomberg Business Week, Time Magazine for Kids, The New York Times, Shape, Men’s Health, Details, and many other periodicals. Dr. Avena is a member of the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau. She has the #2 most watched TED-ED Health talk, How Sugar Affects Your Brain.