Robin Plotkin, RD, LD
- Guest Blogger from Robin's Bite
Robin Plotkin has been in the business of food for over 25 years. Since her ice cream dipping days at Frosty’s in Peoria, Illinois, she has maintained her passion for food, the culinary arts and nutrition through her career in the food service industry. After obtaining degrees at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Texas Women’s University, she began her dietetics career in the kitchen at Zale Lipshy University Hospital on the University of Texas Southwestern campus in Dallas, Texas.
After stints at the North Texas Food Bank and HEB/Central Market grocery company, Robin launched her culinary and nutrition communications consulting business in 2000. Her unique niche of combining food and nutrition expertise with her background in speaking, writing, media work and public relations experiences have landed her a diverse client base including: Cabot Cheese, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, M Crowd, The National Dairy Council, Duda Fresh Farm Foods, Sara Lee, Bausch and Lomb, Unilever, Avocados from Mexico, Popchips, Sysco Foods, Fisher Pay Kel Appliances, the American Institute of Wine and Food and DMA & Associates, a produce industry boutique marketing group. She is also a creative advisor to Field to Plate, a visionary food education company, pioneering a paradigm shift in how we think, talk and teach Americans about food and food choice. In addition, she sits on Welch’s Health and Nutrition Advisory Panel. In May of 2011, Robin joined the team at SPM Communications as a publicist and resident nutritionist and serves such clients as YoCrunch, Van’s Foods and Chipolte.
Robin is nationally acclaimed culinary and nutrition expert and appears regularly on TV, radio, in print and in social media. She was most recently quoted in Health Magazine, USA Today, Prevention Magazine, Today’s Dietitian, Woman’s Day and Healthy Eats, the Food Network’s Healthy Living Blog. As a mommy blogger, Robin contributes regularly to sheisdallas.com and is a former blogger for the now defunct Dallas Morning News Mom’s Blog.
Robin is an advisory board member of the Art Institute of Dallas’ Culinary Arts program and an advisory member for the Dallas based Chefs For Farmers organization. In 2009, she was inducted into prestigious Les Dames D’Escoffier organization.
Robin is a Texas Dietetic Association Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award winner, the former president of the Dallas Dietetic Association and the co-chairman for the Texas Dietetic Association annual Food and Nutrition Conference in 2008. She is a past chair of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. She has received is also the Dallas Dietetic Association Outstanding Media award. Robin recently served on the American Dietetic Association’s Task Force on Restaurant Labeling and is a current reviewer of the Restaurant Labeling Certificate of Training Program of the ADA.
Robin spends her free time cooking and volunteering for such causes as Dallas Community Partners-Change is Good, the MS Society and the North Texas Food Bank. Robin resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband, son and 2 rescue Labradors.