Registered Dietitian | Health Coach | Author
Hi, I’m Jess. I’m a dietitian, health coach, and author who shares approachable resources to help people improve their wellbeing through building sustainable healthy habits. In my books, podcast, and media work, you’ll find actionable tips and tools for nurturing the mind, body, and spirit.
I have written about nutrition and wellness for a variety of publications and organizations and would love to discuss creating editorial content.
I am the author of The Little Book of Game Changers: 50 Healthy Habits for Managing Stress & Anxiety (Viva Editions) and The Farewell Tour: A Caregiver’s Guide to Stress Management, Sane Nutrition, and Better Sleep (Viva Editions). I’m happy to answer questions about my books or discuss future projects.
I love collaborating with food and lifestyle brands and am open to a variety of ambassador roles ranging from content creation to product development and consulting to spokesperson work. Contact me to learn more.
On my podcast, Drama-Free Healthy Living with Jess Cording, I share nutrition tips and interview wellness experts from around the globe. Reach out if you’re interested in being a guest or want to discuss collaborating on an ad or branded content series.
I love speaking to large groups (in-person and virtual) and have created presentations on a range of nutrition and wellness topics, such as Eating for Energy, Nutrition and Lifestyle for Stress, and Eating To Fuel A Productive Workday, among others. If you think I’d be a great fit for your audience, contact me to discuss speaking availability.
My new book, The Farewell Tour: A Caregiver’s Guide to Stress Management, Sane Nutrition, and Better Sleep
After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, my father referred to the last months of his life as “The Farewell Tour.” Because he’d worked in the music industry his entire career, it was a framework my family understood. In this book I share how my mother, sister, and I turned our lives upside down to care for him and share self-care tips and tools I wish I’d had when we were going through it. It’s a resource I’ve wished for years I had to share with my patients and their families too.
Within these pages, you’ll find info on daily practices that can boost your overall health, mood, and mental wellness. The Farewell Tour is a resource for caregivers of all kinds—whether dealing with terminal illness or ongoing needs—who find themselves burned out and isolated. Along with my personal story, I share helpful tips on:
- Sleep hacks
- Simplifying routines
- Quick healthy eating
- Handling unsolicited advice
- Navigating changing relationships
- Preparing for end of life
Along with my own tips and personal anecdotes, you’ll also get advice from a range of wellness experts and musical artists with actual touring experience. This is a resource all caregivers can benefit from.
Through my writing, consulting, public speaking and counseling, I work with individuals, corporations, and the media to make healthy living approachable and enjoyable.
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“Working with Jess has really helped me focus on making nutrition a more important part of my life. She really listens to what my goals are and helps me find healthy solutions that work best for me. I look forward to my meetings with her as it keeps me motivated and I know I can always talk to her about any struggles I am having on my path to a healthier lifestyle. The best part has been seeing results in the time since I’ve started seeing her.”
— Kayla B, NYC
“I went to Jessica for general weight loss and nutrition advice as well as to develop skills to better manage my Type 2 Diabetes.
At our initial meeting, we discussed that in addition to seeking better food choices, that I also wanted to learn about WHY certain food choices were best. One of my greatest challenges is that I travel and entertain clients on business trips quite often which makes it very difficult to eat right. Jessica has helped me to cultivate a number of strategies for eating better at home AND on the road while still keeping it fun.
Knowledge is power and Jessica is powerfully good at what she does. Not only have I learned a great deal and lost a significant amount of weight (and reduced my blood sugar levels dramatically), but I’ve done it in a way that suits my lifestyle so it is therefore sustainable. I would recommend her to anyone!”
— Chris C, NYC
“You might say I went to see Jess for counseling – my body and I were not getting along. Jess took the time to get to know me and my lifestyle, and she carefully reviewed my health history. It started with weekly visits, reading and logging. It grew to bi-weekly challenges, measurable change and working towards a new lifestyle. Jess genuinely cares and really wants to work with you to help you have optimal health and happiness. I like to think of her as my coach. Outside of appointments, Jess is present through check in emails and social media postings (she shares the best recipes). There was a time I was super active and engaged, with Jess’ knowledge and support, I’m getting back to it!”
— Kim D, NYC
“Jessica Cording has been a consistent resource when it comes to keeping my nutritional goals on course. Her guidance and insight allow me to think outside the box when I find myself hitting an obstacle.
She has introduced me to new foods and vitamins specifically aimed to help me through my recovery of a sports related injury. Her mature, positive re-enforcement along with her feedback and tips on how I can attain my goals helps me to keep a fresh and positive outlook!”
— Christina C, NYC
“This is an important resource for caregivers of all kinds. Jess’s engaging combination of storytelling, actionable tips, and mind-body wellness insight makes this an approachable, relatable tool for the overwhelmed caregiver.”
— Jason Wachob, Founder & Co-CEO, mindbodygreen
“I know all too well how difficult caregiving can be and this book, which blends approachable advice, personal story, and even a playlist, is an essential tool to help avoid or recover from burnout. You’ll learn the basics of what to eat to keep your energy and mood up, how to improve sleep, make movement part of your life even with minimal time, and more. No matter where on your journey you are, The Farewell Tour can help lighten the load.”
— Max Lugavere, NYTimes Best-selling author, science journalist, and podcast host
“Jessica Cording has utilized the best of her massive talents as a storyteller, interviewer, and dietitian/health coach to create this extraordinary book that I know I will continue to pick up and read for years to come.”
— Adam Wade, 20-Time Moth StorySlam Winner and Author of ‘You Ought to Know Adam Wade’
—Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN, Consultant, Brand/Media Expert, and Author, “Dressing on the Side (and Other Diet Myths Debunked): 11 Science-Based Ways to Eat More, Stress Less, and Feel Great About Your Body.”
The Farewell Tour is a life resource tool that the entire world could use right now — not just caregivers. Clever and heart-warming, illuminating and raw, Jessica shares her expert ingredients and soundtrack for a well-lived life.
— Kate Eckman, award-winning author of The Full Spirit Workout
“This caregiver’s guide is so much more than a self-care tool. Cording weaves in personal anecdotes of her own caregiver journey, star-studded interviews, and yes, even music playlists. This framework makes it an interesting read that’s also chock full of tips to help you take care of yourself so you can show up better for those you’re tending to. “
-Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, nationally recognized food and nutrition expert and author
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