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.

About Verywell Fit

Verywell Fit, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, nutrition and fitness destination that provides science-backed information and tools to empower people to take realistic steps towards a healthier life. We reach more than 150 million readers annually. Verywell Fit content is fact checked and reviewed by our Review Board for accuracy and integrity. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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