Palm Springs Resident Janet Zappala Joins New TV Series Access Health® airing on Lifetime as Nutrition Expert

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Janet Zappala, Acclaimed Journalist, Six-Time Emmy Award Winner and co-anchor and health reporter at KMIR Joins Team as Nutrition Expert on Panel; series will educate and entertain as it tackles the important fitness, medical and nutrition topics of the day

(POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Meltwater – December 19, 2014) Certified Nutritional Consultant Janet Zappala joins TV show Access Health®, a new magazine-style health and wellness series airing on Lifetime, in the role of the nutrition expert. The show recently aired its first episode “Mind Over Matter” and was produced by O2 Media™, the leader in branded entertainment and a full-service broadcast media production company. Please watch the premiere episode here.

Episode #2 is slated to air on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime.

Zappala, a Palm Springs, CA resident, is also currently a co-anchor and health reporter for “Your Health Matters” on KMIR, the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs. She is an acclaimed journalist, six-time Emmy award winner, a Golden Mike recipient and an Associated Press First Place Award winner.

She recently authored her first cookbook – “My Italian Kitchen, Homestyle Recipes Made Lighter & Healthier” and has worked as an anchor/host and reporter in numerous cities around the country, including Los Angeles, Denver and Philadelphia as well as serving as a nutrition expert for national television tours.

“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to be able to share important health and nutrition information with our viewers. After all, health is our greatest wealth,” said Zappala.

Access Health educates and entertains viewers as it tackles the latest cutting-edge developments and innovations in fitness, medicine and food such as women’s and children’s health, the best ways to get one’s body moving, how to prepare good-tasting and healthy meals, the newest medical practices, and plenty of tips, stats and insights — all to empower women and give them access to healthier living.

Access Health is unique in that at the top of each 30-minute episode, a topic is presented, and after a roundtable discussion, Zappala, along with the two other experts, cancer specialist Dr. Holmes, and Fitness Expert Dave Sinclair will lead their own segment with guests to delve deeper into the subject at hand from the perspective of their own specialty, creating a well-rounded approach to each topic.

In the premiere episode, “Mind Over Matter”, the connection between brain and body was explored with expert guests. Zappala and David Hardy, founder of Hardy Nutritionals®, talked about the critical link between nutrition and mental health.

Access Health was created by O2 Media, producers of the long-running branded entertainment shows The Balancing Act®, Designing Spaces™, Mission Makeover™, and All Mixed Up™ all currently airing on Lifetime.

About Access Health

Access Health® is a powerful and engaging half-hour health and wellness series premiering on the Lifetime® channel, anchored by a panel of three renowned experts who tackle the important fitness, medical and nutrition topics of the day. The show educates and entertains with ideas on the best ways to get your body moving, revolutionary cuisine and the newest medical practices, all to empower women and give them access to healthier living.

To learn more about Access Health, please visit: http://www.accesshealth.tv

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About O2 Media™

O2 Media™ is the leader in Branded Entertainment, creating and producing more than 2,000 episodes airing across their four award-winning shows The Balancing Act®, Designing Spaces™, Mission Makeover™, and All Mixed Up™ currently airing on Lifetime  and seen in U.S. syndication markets. O2 Media™ has collaborated with over 3,000 global and national brands, including Forbes 500 companies that have come to shoot in the company’s state-of-the-art production and development studios in South Florida.  This has allowed O2 Media™ the unique opportunity to produce successful shows and test brand concepts for marketers.

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