Thursday, May 5, 2011

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN
Nutrition Expert

My next stop on my Dietitian journey through the Internet brings me to
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN


 “Cholesterol is found in animal foods like beef, chicken, eggs, butter
and whole milk. But that doesn’t mean someone with
high cholesterol should avoid all animal products— it’s all about moderation.”
- Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN


Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition and dietetics from New York University.  She is also a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist by the state of New York.

Toby is the founder of Toby Amidor Nutrition where she provides nutrition and food safety consulting services for various entities. She is a nutrition expert for FoodNetwork.com where she writes for their Healthy Eating Blog and helps develop content. Toby is also the nutrition advisor for FitStudio (powered by Sears) where she oversees the nutrition content and contibutes nutrition articles to the FitStudio community.

Other clients include the American Dietetic Association, CookingChannel.com, Food Network Kitchens and CookingLight.com. She has extensive online experience and was the Director of Nutrition for DietTV.com, an online weight loss community.

Since 1999, she has taught aspiring chefs about nutrition, food safety and restaurant management at The Art Institute of New York City. In 2004 she expanded her teaching to include the Art Institute Online. Toby has done private nutrition counseling in Bronx, New York focusing on childhood obesity. She is also an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Toby has written extensively and her publications list includes The All New Joy of Cooking (under Know Your Ingredients), where she helped compile information on over 300 foods.  She was also a reviewer of the Jewish cultural food section of the web-based Nutrition Care Manual, which is compiled by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) to help guide practitioners and Cultural Food Practices also published by the ADA.

She has appeared in a variety of media outlets including CNN.com, Good Morning America Health, Good Day New York  (WNYW Fox5 NY), Self Magazine, Us Weekly Magazine, WebMD, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, The New York Daily News, Fitness Magazine, and several articles published on Scripps Howard Foundation Wire.

Healthy Memorial Day Grilling
Toby Amidor and Dana Angelo White appears on
Good Morning America
Easy and light grilled chicken and sauce
recipes for your barbecue bash


To learn more about Toby Amidor visit the following links:
LinkedIn. Toby Amidor

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When seeking nutrition advise, verify the organization and/or individual is a reliable resource. Check credentials, look for a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). If in doubt, contact the American Dietetic Association for additional information.

A dietitian . . . .
  • Is a person with qualifications in nutrition and dietetics, recognized by national authority(s). The dietitian applies the science of nutrition to the feeding and education of individuals or groups in health and disease.
  • Receives a minimum of a Bachelor's degree with course work approved by the national dietetic authority.  Courses include food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry.
  • Completes a supervised professional practice of at least 500 hours.
  • Passes a national examination prepared by the countries dietetic and nutrition authority.
  • Completes continuing education in order to maintain one's credentials.
Examples:
a. USA: Registered Dietitian (RD);  administered by the American Dietetic Association.
b. Australia: Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD); administered by the Dietitians Association of Australia.
c. United Kingdom: Registered Dietitian (RD);  administered by the British Dietetic Association.
d. South Africa: Registered Dietitian (RD);  administered by the Association for Dietetics in South Africa.
e. Canada: Registered Dietitian (RD);  Dietitians of Canada.


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