Leyla Shamayeva, MS, RD

Leyla Shamayeva, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian


Nutrition, Digital Health Communications


New York University


I believe that education and action pave the path to achieving any goal, big or small. I became a registered dietitian to help people take actions that make them feel better in their day-to-day life.

— Leyla Shamayeva, MS, RD


Leyla has focused on digital health communication in her professional and academic careers. She is 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. In 2019, Leyla was named a PM360 ELITE Digital Crusader.

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 with 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.

Verywell Fit Editorial Process

Verywell Fit is an award-winning online resource that empowers you to reach your diet and fitness goals. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 120 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and aligned with our core values so you can make confident choices for your life.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including registered dietitians, certified personal trainers, fitness coaches, board-certified physicians, and health journalists. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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