About The Sneaky Chef

Meet Missy Chase Lapine, The Sneaky Chef 

Missy Chase Lapine is best known as the creator of the wildly successful Sneaky Chef series of books, including her first, a New York Times bestseller, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals (Running Press, April 2007). Missy’s second book, The Sneaky Chef: How to Cheat on Your Man in the Kitchen, was published in April 2008, helping to lower cholesterol levels across the nation. Her third book in the series, The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue (April 2009), was inspired by her passionate readers and their special requests. Missy's latest innovation, Sneaky Fitness, (co-authored with fitness expert Larysa DiDio) cleverly instills the love of movement and fitness in kids. It hit the shelves in January 2010, and has topped children's fitness lists. The Sneaky Chef and Sneaky Fitness books have inspired not only families around the country, but have established a whole new healthy eating and lifestyle brand category.

Missy is a member of Parenting Magazine’s team of experts, the “Mom Squad,” a panel of high-profile experts who are featured regularly in the industry-leading magazine. She has been a cooking instructor at New York’s finest culinary schools, and also serves on the Children’s Advisory Council of New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, where Sneaky Chef recipes are served to patients. Sneaky Chef exclusive prepared foods are also featured and sold at select Whole Foods Markets. 


Missy and her work have been featured in a variety of local and national media, including television appearances on “The Today Show,” “Fox & Friends,” and “700 Club,” and radio interviews on National Public Radio, WOR, Martha Stewart Radio, as well as others. Missy has also contributed to and been featured in many national magazines and websites, including Parenting, SELF, First, Family Fun, and Scholastic Magazine, Education.com, ModernMom.com, HotMomsClub.com, SheKnows.com, Mamapedia.com and more.

A highly sought after speaker on the topics of food, health, and family, Missy has visited numerous non-profit organizations, hospitals, and consumer cooking and health fairs across the United States where she presents her unique concept and gives dynamic demonstrations. She has also presented to trade associations such as the American Dietetic Association and the School Nutrition Association.

Missy actively engages the public through her state-of-the-art consumer friendly website, www.TheSneakyChef.com and answers all inquiries from her readers and fans directly.

Missy is the former publisher of Eating Well magazine and is the founder of BabySpa, a natural baby product line. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and two daughters. And while they have long ago caught on to (and now love) her stealth health tricks, families around the country are being introduced to America’s Sneaky Mom and her methods every day.

Sammy & Emmy: The Sneaky Daughters
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