Amy Shapiro, MS, RD, CDN, is the founder and director of Real Nutrition, a New York City-based private practice dedicated to healthfully and successfully guiding clients to their optimal nutrition, weight, and overall wellness. She is internationally recognized for her individualized, lifestyle-focused approach, which integrates realistic food plans, smart eating habits, and active living. Through encouragement, education, and the right "tricks of the trade," Amy believes that anyone can achieve their nutritional goals while still enjoying the foods and flavors they crave.
Claudia Sidoti's deep connection with food began in her grandmother's kitchen and eventually landed her in the kitchens of Food Network, where she was the Test Kitchen Director. For more than eight years, she directed the culinary content for Food Network Magazine, as well as a host of other projects, such as Food Network Café's and large-scale events and festivals. Claudia is a contributing food and lifestyle writer for a variety of print and digital platforms, including the New York Post. A native New Yorker and former restaurateur, her knowledge of the New York City "food scene" is extensive. Claudia's love of food is evident in everything she does, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion with readers everywhere.
Isabel Smith , MS, RD, CDN, is the founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition and a nationally recognized Integrative Registered Dietitian, health and lifestyle expert, and Certified Level 2 Reiki Practitioner. At Isabel Smith Nutrition, Isabel and her team work with clients in the areas of weight loss and intuitive eating, allergies, athletic performance, blood sugar control, digestive health, hormonal balance, immune health, oncology, and thyroid health. In addition to private clients, Isabel often works with corporate clients such as Hearst and Madison Square Garden in the areas of employee wellness, health, nutrition, stress and time management, and more. Isabel sits on the advisory boards of Eat This, Not That! and MBODY 360. Her expert opinion is often featured in print and online in publications including Elle, Mind Body Green, Reader's Digest, and Women's Health/Men's Health. As an adviser, consultant, and brand ambassador for various food and health-minded brands, Isabel has worked with Anheuser-Busch, Biotta Juice, Caesarstone, KIND, Liebherr Appliances, Life Extension, and NOW Foods to name a few. In her spare time, Isabel can be found creating new recipes, trying out new exercise classes, practicing yoga and running in Central Park with her Yorkshire Terriers, Sasha and Henry.
Dr. Mike Bohl is the Director of Medical Content at Ro, the healthcare technology company powering the digital health clinics Roman and Rory. Dr. Bohl oversees the Medical Content Team, where he produces and reviews public-facing articles, patient and provider education materials, and video. He was instrumental in launching Health Guide, Ro's health information destination, which provides medically-backed, approachable health content for patients. He is a passionate believer that media can be one of the primary driving forces that makes a positive impact on health on a global scale. Prior to joining Ro, Dr. Bohl was a resident physician at NYU Langone Health with a focus on community health. He attended Brown University for medical school and later earned a Master of Public Health from Columbia University. He is certified by the National Board of Public Health Examiners, the American Medical Writers Association, and the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. Dr. Bohl's work has been published in several peer-reviewed medical journals, and his expertise has also been featured in publications including Health, HuffPost, and Best Life.
Sydney Greene is a Registered Dietitian specializing in nutrition for addiction recovery, disordered eating, and body image, as well as chronic digestive struggles. Using an integrative, customized approach, Sydney works with individuals all over the country and offers monthly nutrition support groups called Soulful Eating. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Sydney has written for publications such as Eat This Not That!, Shape, Very Well Fit, Health, Man Repeller, and A Sober Girl's Guide. She has worked with companies, such as Open Society Foundations, ClassPass, Big Vision, and Alma. Sydney obtained her Bachelor's in Nutrition & Dietetics, as well as her Master's in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. Her clinical training was completed at Mount Sinai St. Luke's.
Dr. Brooke Scheller, DCN, CNS, is a clinical nutritionist, wellness expert, and foodie passionate about changing the way people feel about the food that they eat. She is currently Director of Nutrition at ready-made meal delivery service Freshly, whose corporate mission is to break down the barriers to healthy eating. Brooke is passionate about empowering people to eat more vegetables and less junk through simple changes and small steps daily. During her studies for her doctorate in clinical nutrition, Brooke found that while many people needed in-depth analysis and personalized recommendations, the majority of the population could benefit from just starting with the basics: more real food, less junk food. And thus, she began a revolution to empower people towards better choices and more vegetables in their everyday lives. Dr. Scheller currently resides in New York City.
Dr. Howard Grossman, MD, is the Medical Director of Midway Specialty Care, a not-for-profit medical practice specializing in primary care, HIV medicine, and LGBTQ health issues. He is a board-certified internist, who had a private practice in Manhattan for nearly three decades. Now, he is an Attending Physician with Holy Cross Hospital and Broward Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale and a Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine of Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Grossman is nationally recognized as a specialist in HIV medicine and LGBTQ health. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and completed his residency at Kings County Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in Brooklyn. It was there where he saw some of the first cases of AIDS in the early 1980s. He is the recipient of AMFAR's Award of Courage. Dr. Grossman was the medical advisor for the patient-oriented website AIDSMeds.com. He served as medical editor for columns in POZ, HX, GMHC's Treatment Issues, and AMFAR's treatment newsletter, among others. He was also the medical advisor for three stagings of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart," including the Tony Award-winning production on Broadway.
Leslie Bonci is a Registered Dietitian and board certified specialist in sports dietetics. She is the owner of Active Eating Advice, a nutrition consulting company, and the co-founder of Performance365, a sports nutrition consulting company. Leslie is currently the sports nutrition consultant for the 2020 Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Her company Performance 365 is the sports nutrition provider for the new Fan Controlled Football League and provided the sports nutrition services for the inaugural season of the XFL. Leslie is the author of Sport Nutrition for Coaches and the American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion and co-author of Run Your Butt Off, Walk Your Butt Off, Bike Your Butt Off, and Active Calorie Diet. She is also a contributor at U.S. News & World Report and has authored numerous chapters for sports medicine and nutrition manuals. Leslie is an adjunct instructor in the school of dental medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Leslie received her undergraduate degree in Biopsychology from Vassar College, her Masters' in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed her dietetic internship at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. Leslie was the director of sports nutrition at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine for 16 years.
Chef Nik Fields is nationally recognized for her culinary art skills. She serves up a one-of-a-kind experience crafted from a genuine and organic love of food at her upscale restaurant "Chic Chef" in Phoenix. You can enjoy Chef Nik's creative vision at home through her cookbooks, which includes A Culinary Vibe: Volume I and Aphrodisiacs: Volume ll (an Amazon Best Seller). Her Chic Chef Co. also offers natural olive oils and other Artisanal products. Chef Nik has prepared cuisine for celebrities including Snoop Dog, Vivica A. Fox, and Sharon Stone. She's also personal chef to Phoenix Cardinals player Chris Johnson. Her work has landed her in the pages of People magazine and on "The Doctors," Bravo, HGTV, and VH1. Earning the name "Nik the Chic Chef" from being known to slay looks while serving in the kitchen, Chef Nik's compassion, knowledge, and entrepreneurial spirit are what make her one of the most sought out chefs and culinary brands today. She started a nonprofit dedicated to providing food and clean water to villages in the Dominican Republic, Waste Not Want Not Inc. The organization encourages restaurants and households to limit food waste that could be used to feed low-income homes and the homeless.
Dr. Taz Bhatia, MD, is a board-certified integrative medicine physician and wellness expert and the founder of CentreSpringMD. She gained national recognition as a best-selling author of the books What Doctors Eat, The 21 Day Belly Fix, and Super Woman RX. Her integration of Eastern medical wisdom with modern science, along with her unique Power Type discovery, has led to featured segments on The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Live with Kelly & Ryan and eventually the premiere of her own PBS special Super Woman RX with Dr. Taz. She is the host of Super Woman Wellness podcast, which has more than 1 million downloads. Dubbed "a superwoman in her own right," Dr. Taz is committed to empowering women to radically transform their lives through personalized lifestyle, diet, exercise, self-care, and relationship strategies to help them rediscover their own "superpowers."
Dr. Cedrina Calder, also known as FitDoc®, is a board-certified preventive medicine physician, health expert, and fitness pro who resides in Nashville. She completed her residency training in preventive medicine and earned her Master of Science in Public Health degree at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Calder currently serves as a public health physician providing primary care for underserved populations. She prides herself in her ability to engage and connect with people in a way that garners their trust, while motivating and empowering them to take control of their health. Dr. Calder is committed to being a leader in health education and disease prevention efforts on both a national and international level. Her goal is to reach as many people as possible to empower them to take control of their health. Dr. Calder has been featured in a number of well-known publications, including WebMD, Reader's Digest, Muscle & Fitness, and Insider.
Ilana Muhlstein , MS, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and bestselling author of You Can Drop It! is the creator of the 2B Mindset weight-loss program. Ilana has lost more than 100 pounds—and kept it off!—using the program she created. She's also helped thousands of other people lose weight through her private practice in Beverly Hills and a clinic at UCLA. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Maryland and her Master's degree in Applied Nutrition from Northeastern University. She sits on the prestigious Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association, and has been lecturing for the Bruin Health Improvement Program at UCLA since 2013. Ilana is also a contributing writer for publications such as SELF and the Journal of Obesity. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Health, Reader's Digest, Shape, and Women's Health. Ilana lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Noah, and two children, Olivia and Julian.
Lisa Moskovitz, RD, CDN, is the CEO of NY Nutrition Group, a private nutrition consultancy with more than 20 registered dietitians on staff. She graduated from Syracuse University with honors, and completed a 12 month intensive dietetic internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Now with more than a decade of experience in private practice, Lisa also works with the media as a leading nutrition source and providing wellness seminars to corporations across the tri-state area. As a renowned nutrition expert, she has a knack for empowering people to make permanent behavioral changes in order to live healthier more fulfilling lives. Her approach is simple, personalized, and scientific. Lisa strongly believes and understands there is no one-size fits all plan. The key to success is personalization and working on a positive relationship with food. With the right knowledge and tools, she believes everyone can find their happiest weight or achieve optimal wellness. Lisa also preaches mindful and intuitive eating which are among her top ingredients for long-term success. Follow her on Instagram, where she shares tips and tricks to form a healthier relationship with food.
Lyssie Lakatos and Tammy Lakatos Shames, The Nutrition Twins®, are twin sisters and nationally recognized Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), personal trainers (CFTs), and leading experts in healthy living with more than 15 years of experience motivating, inspiring, and empowering thousands to lose weight, get healthier, happier, and into tip-top shape. The duo are the authors of The Nutrition Twins®' Veggie Cure, Fire Up Your Metabolism, and The Secret To Skinny, as well as creators of The Nutrition Twins®' 21 Day Body Reboot™. The twins blend their common sense style and uncommon recipes to show others how getting healthy can feel easy, fun, and tempting! They've lent their expert voices to top broadcasts and publications, ranging from The Doctors, Fox & Friends, and Good Morning America to Health, USA Today, and Vogue. They're also experts and contributors with The American Council on Exercise. The twins were named one of the "Top 20 Nutrition Experts to Follow on Twitter" by HuffPost, as well as one of seven healthy-living experts to follow on Instagram by Women's Health. The duo's media presence and online influence also earned them an invitation to the White House to meet with Michelle Obama for her Let's Move campaign.
Toby Amidor is an award winning dietitian and Wall Street Journal best-selling cookbook author who believes healthy and wholesome can also be appetizing and delicious. She is the founder of Toby Amidor Nutrition, where she provides nutrition and food safety consulting services for individuals, restaurants, and food brands. Her cookbooks include: The Best 3-Ingredient Cookbook, The Create-Your-Plate Diabetes Cookbook, The Best Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook, Smart Meal Prep for Beginners, The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy Cookbook, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook, and The Greek Yogurt Kitchen. For more than 12 years, Toby has been the nutrition expert for FoodNetwork.com. She is a regular contributor to Shape and U.S. News & World Report. Toby also has her own "Ask the Expert" column in Today's Dietitian and appears on TV programs including The Dr. Oz Show and CT Style. She is an adjunct at CUNY Hunter School of Public Urban Health in New York. Previously, she taught at Columbia University and the Art Institute of New York City. Toby trained as a clinical dietitian at New York University. She is one of the top experts in culinary nutrition, food safety, and media communications. In 2018, Toby was awarded the coveted Media Excellence Award by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.