Donna Fish is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Manhattan, where she lives with her husband and three daughters. 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. She was also the expert for a show on body image on National Public Radio’s “The Infinite Mind”, and 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 and 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.
TAKE THE FIGHT OUT OF FOOD: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child's Eating Problems (Simon & Schuster, 2005)