Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD is a nationally recognized food, nutrition, and wellness expert. She is an author of The Girlfriends Diet and contributor to the New York Times bestseller 7 Years Younger and the follow-up 7 Years Younger: The Anti-Aging Breakthrough Diet. Samantha writes a column for NBC News Better and has a private nutrition coaching practice. Samantha received her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and her master’s degree in clinical nutrition from Boston University. She resides in New York City with her teenage son.