Leyla Shamayeva, MS, RD

Leyla Shamayeva, MS, RD


  • Registered dietitian

  • Holds a master's degree in clinical nutrition from New York University


Leyla has focused on digital health communication in her professional and academic careers. She is Associate Director of Editorial Solutions at Verywell, where she helps manage content production, and has also originated numerous recipes and healthy eating content targeting diabetes and high blood pressure management, among others.

Before entering the digital health communications field, Leyla led culinary and nutrition education sessions in partnership with Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She also taught students about nutrition, farming, and cooking at GrowNYC Greenmarkets.


Leyla graduated from New York University with a master's degree in clinical nutrition in 2015. She completed her dietetic internship with Wellness Workdays, a program focused on optimizing employees' well-being at work. During her training, she helped patients with various health conditions reach their goals and learn to manage food in their day-to-day lives.

A Word From Leyla Shamayeva, MS, RD

My philosophy for achieving any goal is to think simple and to think small. That doesn't mean your goal has to be simple or small, just that it is best reached through small, simple steps.​

If you're looking to eat better, choose easily accessible foods that won't break the bank. Focus on one food choice at a time—each one you make contributes to your overall eating pattern. Most importantly, know that even when each step isn't "perfect" and not everything goes as planned, you can still achieve your goals.

About Verywell and Dotdash

Verywell, a Dotdash property, is a friendly resource where you can explore a full spectrum of health and wellness topics, from comprehensive info on medical conditions to useful advice on fitness, nutrition, mental well-being, pregnancy, and more. We take a human approach to health and wellness, delivering accessible solutions and offering a welcome alternative to clinical sites.

Our writers not only have a deep proficiency in the topics they cover, but an undeniable passion to help others live and feel their best. Our articles are written by experienced healthcare professionals and industry experts and are vetted by the board-certified physicians and other health and wellness leaders of our Review Board. We work hard to make sure that everything you read is not only accurate and comprehensive, but also trustworthy and actionable. And our content is regularly updated to ensure that we only deliver top quality information to you. We cut through all the clutter so you and your loved ones can start living Verywell.

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