David W. Grotto
RD, LDN, Author of 101 Optimal Life Foods
David Grotto, RD, LDN’s first interest in nutrition started over twenty-five years ago when he worked in the natural foods industry, having owned and operated his own natural food store. He decided to become a registered dietitian and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with honors with a degree in medical dietetics and nutrition.
After school, he worked in various clinical and food service settings and even tried his hand as a broadcaster where he hosted his own radio show called Let’s Talk Health, CHICAGO! for over 10 years and hosted the national health-focused television show Health & Lifestyles, Weekly for two years.
Enjoying working in a media setting, Dave proudly served as a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics which he held that position for over six years. He is now the founder and president of Nutrition Housecall, LLC, a nutrition consulting firm that provides nutrition communications, lecturing and consulting services, and also offers personalized at-home dietary services.
Inspired to help his patients without depriving them of their favorite foods, Dave wrote the acclaimed book, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life which is now out in sixteen different languages (to date). 101 Optimal Life Foods, with a foreword written by Montel Williams, is his latest effort and debuted in January 2010.
One of Dave’s passions is improving the health of children through good nutrition. He is the advisory board chair for Produce for Kids® and PBS Kids™ health initiative. Dave also loves to laugh and lectures extensively on the health benefits of humor and laughter. He received additional training in humor therapy and is a Certified Laughter Leader. He also attended The Second City in Chicago receiving further training in improvisation.
Dave lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife Sharon; three daughters Chloe, Katie and Madison; and two-female dogs Abbey and Gracie and feels he is an expert in unopposed estrogen.
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