About NChuda

Nancy Chuda is a seasoned broadcast journalist, television writer/producer, talk show host and author. Her career spans over three decades having appeared on both national and cable television. In 1971 she authored one of America’s first low-calorie cookbooks, How To Gorge George Without Fattening Fanny, published by Hawthorn Books. Appearing as a regular guest on Dinah’s Place, Dinah Shore’s ABC daytime talk show. And later on The Johnny Carson Show, The Today Show with Barbara Walters, Merv Griffin, Phil Donahue, and David Frost. In 1972, Nancy and ABC’s Good Morning America co-produced Michael Krause produced a cable program, The Low- Calorie Gallery, based on her best selling cook book. In 1975, hired by Warner-Amex as part of a creative team, she was responsible for hosting and producing content for Columbus Then and Now, a program, the invention of QUBE, an interactive television system which played a pivotal role in the history of American cable television. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QUBE In 1978 she developed a series for ABC’s Good Morning America based on an article which appeared in Mother Earth News magazine. The Integral Urban House, a case study project and model for a sound urban habitat sponsored by the Farallones Institute in Berkley California was the first example of green architecture ever to be televised. In 1979, Nancy co-produced and hosted Sunnyside a Los Angeles based public affairs program viewed on the CBS affiliate station KNXT, From 1980-1984, she appeared on KABC’s Eyewitness News as entertainment reporter and film critic. Her environmental advocacy began when her daughter was diagnosed with cancer. In 1990 she co-produced an Emmy nominated ABC Variety Special, An Evening With Friends For The Environment to benefit Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet one of the first national children’s environmental health advocacy groups in which she served as a volunteer. Currently, she is the co-founder and President Emeritus of Healthy Child Healthy World, a non-profit organization established to honor the Chuda’s only child, Colette, who died in 1991 at the age of 5 from Wilm’s tumor a nonhereditary childhood cancer. She is also the co-founder of The Colette Chuda Environmental Fund, a donor-advised fund which supports major epidemiological research on children’s health. Nancy has won numerous awards for her advocacy. In 1996, the California League of Conservation Voters Environmental Leadership Award, The Healthy Schools Heroes Award, presented to both her and her husband James Chuda by California Governor Gray Davis for their legislative efforts in securing The Healthy Schools Act which was signed into law in September, 2000. In 2003, Parent’s Magazine published an article Mom’s On A Mission and awarded Nancy for her environmental leadership for children’s environmental health. She serves as an associate of the Director’s Council of Public Representatives of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was appointed by President Clinton’s Health and Human Services Secretary, Donna Shalala, to serve as a member of the National Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) a position she held for four years. In 2010, along with her husband James she founded LuxEcoLiving.
Website: http://Healthychild.org
NChuda has written 238 articles so far, you can find them below.


Lifestyle

Growing Up Green: Get on NatureTrack and Veggie Rescue for a great cause

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World  Gainey Winery Santa Ynez California It was truly a gift of nature! Standing in the beautiful vines overlooking Santa Ynez Valley at Sunset. LuxEcoLiving photo credits We were there to sample edible treasures and enjoy recipe’s from Hugh Carpenter’s new cookbook, Mexican […]

Lifestyle

InhabitableSpaceFrames Create Affordable Cloud Center Communities

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Two architectural visionaries, James Chuda and David Noble are proposing to build “High Density Town Center Garden Communities” by making use of “air rights” over major transportation hubs using new breakthrough building technology “InhabitableSpaceFrames.” LuxEcoLiving photo credits Mickey Jacob […]

Lifestyle

Travels with Journey to The Beverly Hills Hotel: 8 Paws and counting!

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills California California “The Pink Palace” is the new Plush Pup Resort for You and Your Pet It’s  the mecca for Hollywood’s elite, a home to stars and high society patrons, it remains one of the most […]

Lifestyle

The Best Bread in the West: Bobs Well Bread Bakery

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Bob’s commitment to being Well Bread means doing good things. He supports the Los Alamos Community by donating what they don’t sell to local food banks. Los Alamos California LuxEcoLiving photo credit James Chuda I’ve been on Bob’s […]

Lifestyle

The Crosby SoHo New York: Best Hotels in the World

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and co-founders of Healthy Child Healthy World I miss my dog! Not enough to fly him cross country in the belly of an airplane. But just enough to settle for a hand carved wooden clone. LuxEcoLiving The Crosby SoHo is a magnificent 86 room hotel with phenomenal […]

Lifestyle

Bill Reynolds Honored: Old Time Vaqueros Celebrate Tradition and History

By Nancy Chuda Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Carriage House LuxEcoLiving Custom Saddle by Doug Cox “Out where the world is in the making, Where fewer hearts in despair are aching, That’s where the West begins.” Arthur Chapman What the present generation […]

Lifestyle

Nina Montée Karp to recieve Healthy Child Healthy World Lifetime Achievement Award

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief LuxEcoLiving co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Nina Montée Karp is the youngest person to receive Healthy Child Healthy World’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th Annual Mom on a Mission Gala “In a world where wealth dictates altruistic virtue there are few self made individuals who […]

Lifestyle

Olivia Newton-John’s Race for Prevention: A Breast Health Action Kit will help save lives

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Las Vegas Nevada “Breast Cancer Awareness begins with self examination. Mammograms can’t detect everything that’s why it is important that women perform a monthly self exam using the Breast Health Action Kit.” Olivia Newton-John In Memory of the […]

Lifestyle

How Rude! Alex J. Packer’s new teen guide to good manners is a must have book!

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World “Hallelujah! Finally a book for all ages, a dictionary with a built in thesaurus for every questionable rude behavior. Mankind will benefit from Packer’s work as it teaches and transcends from generation to generation. Brilliant! Funny! Exhaustive research […]

Lifestyle

A treadmill desk can increase your lifespan: Take worry and stress out of work by walking

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World How walking can add years to your life What happens when you sit hours on end doing your work? If you’re like me, after 3 hours your neck stiffens, your shoulders begin to ache and your posture begins […]

Lifestyle

How to increase your life expectancy: Walk to work

By Nancy Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and Editor in Chief co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Courtesy CBS This Morning Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King, and Charlie Rose My biggest challenge in life is to get off my butt and walk to work. On average, people sit too many hours at their desks, in their cars, […]

Lifestyle

Healthy Child Healthy World: From the Pain a Passion for Change

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Colette Chuda 1989 photo credit Irene Born Newton-John  “When a parent loses a child, there really are no words. There are no words to describe this grief, and there are no words to mend the broken heart that remains forever after. […]

Fitness and Exercise

Got Legs? Get LifeSpan!

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Why Your Health Matters Most Walk don’t run while searching Google for the facts about your health. Let’s start with the word sedentary. Then add obsessive and compulsive TV binging, sporting events, news, Netflixing, tech toys, Twitter, Facebook… do the math… you’re […]

Architecture

Bell Street Farm Cafe in Los Alamos is one of the Best Organic Restaurants in California

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Barbara County Los Alamos- Bell Street Farm LuxEcoLiving photo credits Mozy into town… you’ve arrived in Los Alamos where you will discover a three block radius of some of the finest epicurean cravings on this planet. And what makes […]

Art

Chloe Lattanzi’s Art and Beauty: A Strategy for Supermodel Sanity and Success

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World   Chloe Rose Lattanzi for LuxEcoLiving What does it take to become a supermodel? Unlike other professions that captures and allures masses of media, a model’s career is not just based on beauty… it’s hard work. They conquer the runway, […]

Art

Jose Eber’s secret art for sexy hair: Carefree, Unstructured and Red Carpet Success

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World LuxEcoLiving “The hair cut that I’m most proud of, to tell the truth, is the last one I ever did.” Jose Eber. It’s like….what have I been missing all my life? I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars like most women […]

Architecture

Travels with Journey to Beverly Hills and stay at the Exclusive Pet-Friendly 5 Paw L’Ermitage Hotel

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World LuxEcoLiving photo credits         Beverly Hills California WATCH! A big Bark Out for L’Ermitage Hotel…. one of the Beverly Hills most prestigious and comfortable home away from home retreats that features the best European services and staff. An incredible […]

Lifestyle

Buttonwood Farm, Winery and Vineyard hosts a Spectacular Star Gazing Event in Solvang

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Solvang California, Buttonwood Farm Winery and Vineyard Step out of your own comfort zone and into the universe and gaze at planetary delights… Saturn and Mars. LuxEcoLiving photo credits. Star Gazing by Susan Silverberg for LuxEcoLiving What a treat! Last […]

Children's Health

Healthy Child Healthy World Takes Center Court for Championing Children’s Health

By Nancy Chuda founder of Healthy Child Healthy World and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving           The Hamptons, Long Island New York, Los Angeles and Santa Ynez California Sweet charity! Healthy Child Healthy World is expanding its national and global horizons…   Event host Erica Reid and Gigi Lee Chang in […]

Art

Olivia Newton John’s Summer Nights Concert in Vegas is a Major Hit

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Backstage at The Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas Nevada She sings with Grace and Gratitude for her special friends…. Wednesday Moms Denise Truscello photo credits The English Garden provided the beautiful arrangement for Olivia… a gift from WM’s.       […]

Comedy

Robin Williams was a giant amongst men: Learn how science uses mice to better understand depression and what causes it

By Nancy Gould Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World “While as many as one in six Americans is likely to suffer depression in their lifetimes current medications either are inadequate or eventually stop working in as many as 50 percent of patients.” “Robin Williams was a true friend for the environmental protection […]

Celebrations

Healthy Child Healthy World lands in Happy Canyon: In the Arms of the Angels a New Life Begins

By Nancy Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Happy Canyon, Santa Ynez California   Mary holds the first born grandchild in the Brouillet family LuxEcoLiving     How could anyone not be happy looking at this gorgeous toddler. What a magnificent setting for any occasion but on this particular day friends from […]

Architecture

Best Boutique Hotels in the World:The Dorset Square in London

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World London England I would prefer to live forever in perfect health, but if I must at some time leave this life, I would like to do so ensconced on a chaise longue, perfumed, wearing a velvet robe and pearl earrings, with a […]

Art

Abcense and Cangiari: Two Top International Fashion Designers as seen in Paris LuxEcoLiving Style

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World New York, London, Paris, Milano A Models Portfolio Then and Now- Catherine Harle Paris Clockwise from top right: Vogue Paris, April 2012, Cover By David Sims; courtesy of DNA (2).Clockwise from left: Anita Pallenberg looking at her booking chart at the Catherine […]

Art

The Quin is Manhattan’s Quintessential Luxury Boutique Hotel and One of the Best in the World

By Nancy and James Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World New York City 57th and 6th Avenue, The Quin Hotel         When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in […]

Art

Jefferson Woeste’s Passion for Gardening: If Not Now When

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Gardening is my therapy ” A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in– what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”  Victor Hugo, Les Miserables Jefferson Woeste and Nancy Chuda LuxEcoLiving Woeste’s […]

Global Citizenry

J.B. Mauney’s fall from grace on Bushwacker

By James and Nancy Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Barbara California Earl Warren Showgrounds   “The most dangerous 8 seconds in sports.” PBR Rarely does one get the opportunity to make history in the dirt. Jim and I went behind the scenes to watch two champions head to head WATCH! […]

Global Citizenry

J.B. Mauney’s Bushwacker Bails World Champion

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World J.B. Mauney World Champion Bull Rider tops his sport and greets LuxEcoLiving’s Journey   LuxEco Living Media Group Santa Barbara California Earl Warren Showgrounds Professional Bull Riders  The old saying, “Let’em eat cake,” was a better reward for the great Bushwacker who […]

Celebrations

Bacon Barrels Babes and Bushwacker Oh My!

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of  LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Los Olivos California Saarloos and Sons Field   Forget the BLT and hold the mayo and instead head to Los Olivos for one of the most successful festivals in the country. Bacon and Barrels is a tradition. If you’re a fan of […]

Comedy

A Review: And So It Goes… Is As Good As It Gets

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World “Reiner’s new flick reaps a pot of gold and has some memorable silver lining. Keaton and Douglas are stupendous!” Nancy Chuda “I want what she’s having,” remains one of the most infamous lines ever written in film history. […]

Art

Jewelry Paris style: La Suite 240 has it all

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Luxury for Less. The most beautiful authentic jewelry, custom designed, one of a kind and it’s yours. A true keepsake that captures memories of the heart.   Rue de Rivoli Paris France  James and Nancy Chuda for the Best Hotels in the […]

Celebrations

The Santa Ynez 3rd Annual Polo Classis Kicks Off and Perpetuates the Carlos Gracida Sportsmanship Award

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Buelton California at the Circle JB Polo Ranch photo credits LuxEco Living   A Memoriam for Carlos Gracida Home to Charlotte and Joel Baker the Circle JB Ranch welcomed some of the worlds greatest polo champions both riders and horses. The event […]

Food

The Palm Restaurant in West Hollywood sets the bar for the best lobster and steak in the world

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and co-founders of Healthy Child Healthy World West Hollywood California, The Palm Restaurant Photos courtesy of LuxEcoLiving When your starving for something… a sense of history, dedication, a phenomenal experience you go to The Palm. Seated in one of their classic leather paneled booths, your treated to […]

Art

Journey Does Vegas: Vdara is a Pet-Friendly 6 Paw Hotel

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and co-founders of Healthy Child Healthy World Las Vegas Nevada, City Center, Vdara/ Travels with Journey Our Journey is your Passion Vdara gets 6 PAWS!! Thinking of going to Vegas? Wanna drive? Don’t leave home without your dog. WATCH!   No way! Pack all your gear. Don’t […]

Food

Chef Pinks Bacon and Brine is Mighty Fine: One of the Best Tastes in Solvang California

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Solvang California, Bacon and Brine Chef Pink and Courtney Rae are proprieters and their new restaurant is going like gangbusters! Photo credits LuxEcoLiving Say Pork! And I mean sustainably grown with humane practices, organic feed, and plenty of hand loving […]

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Meet the LuxEco Team and Advocates

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Nancy Chuda, Co-Founder of LuxEco Living and Healthy Child Healthy World
James Chuda, Co-Founder of LuxEco Living and Healthy Child Healthy World
Bethany Colson, Consulting Editor of LuxEco Living and Beauty Expert
Christopher David Kaufman, Marketing Director of LuxEco Living
Brooke Rewa, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Dow-Yung Kou, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Alanna Brown, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Jessica Borges, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Bradlee Gold, LuxEco Marketing Assistant
Derin Richardson, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Lauren O'Neill, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Hannah Canvasser, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Basil Vernon, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Michelle Dennis, LuxEco Marketing Assistant
Bernadette Bowman, LuxEco Advocate and Comedienne who writes the Life Goes Retrograde
F.R.E.E. Will, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of the In The Spice Cabinet series
Mary Villano, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of the Resplendent Repurposing series
Will Lana, Vice President of Trillium Asset Managment and LuxEco Advocate
Molly Rovero, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Leslie Harris, Interior Designer, Leslie Harris Interior Design and LuxEco Advocate
Kerin Van Hoosear, LuxEco Editorial Assistant and author of Kerin's Seasonal Cooking series
Kammie Daniels, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Lisa Adams, Designer and CEO of LA Closet Design and LuxEco Advocate
Sahar Ghaffari, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Joanna Bateman, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Dr. Harvey Karp, Pediatrician and Child Development Specialist and Creator of "The Happiest Baby on the Block” and “The Happiest Toddler on the Block” book and DVD series World and LuxEco Advocate
Florence "Flip" Ross, LuxEco Advocate
Nina Montee Karp, Executive Producer & Director The Path of Wellness & Healing and LuxEco Advocate
Emily Lynne Ion, LuxEco Advocate
Molly Cimikoski, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Lush Huxley, LuxEco Editorial Assistant
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, Executive Director/CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and LuxEco Advocate
Zhenya Gershman, Artist and LuxEco Advocate
Anna Getty, Author and LuxEco Advocate
Christopher Gavigan, Board Member and Former Executive Director of Healthy Child Healthy World and LuxEco Advocate
Lewis Perkins, Founder of Women Are Saving The World Now and LuxEco Advocate
Francine LeFrak, Founder of Same Sky and LuxEco Advocate
Interested in contributing with our LuxEco Advocate program? We are looking for experts, researchers, academics, activists and everyday people who want to join our cause to make the world a safer, healthier place for all of and nature to flourish in, in harmony! Email the Manager Editor, Bethany Colson