Janice Newell Bissex,

Janice is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Holistic Cannabis Consultant, and cookbook author. The first mission is to share her love of simple and healthy cooking by showing how easy and fun it is to whip up tasty meals to enjoy with family and friends. In addition to creating simple recipes, Janice plans to offer hands-on cooking classes and instructional cooking videos.

Janice's second mission, and her new passion, is to educate others on the medical use of cannabis (marijuana) for treating a variety of debilitating conditions including chronic pain, side effects of chemotherapy, seizure disorders, anxiety, insomnia, autoimmune diseases, and more. 

 As co-founder of Janice spent 15 years helping busy families eat a healthy and delicious diet through her radio podcast, Cooking with the Moms (nominated by IACP as the best Culinary Audio Program of 2011), information-packed blog, Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen, and five family-friendly cookbooks. In 2015, she was awarded the Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Janice is past president of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association and past chair of the Food & Culinary Professionals practice group of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her undergraduate degree in Food & Nutrition from University of Maine, and her Master of Science in Nutrition from Boston University. She has completed training at the Culinary Institute of America, the Intermediate Wine Program at Boston University, and Holistic Cannabis Academy.

Janice formerly served as nutrition consultant to the U.S. Senate Restaurants and Boston Harbor Hotel and is a member of the Nutrition Advisory Boards at Dunkin Brands, Johnson & Wales University, and the National Turkey Federation. Janice is the mother of two girls and lives in Melrose, Massachusetts, where she enjoys testing recipes, conducting cooking classes and events, and entertaining friends with her husband, Don, in their newly renovated kitchen.

Contact Janice at to inquire about recipe development, cannabis consulting, speaking, renting her kitchen to host an event or film a cooking video, or attending a cooking class.