Top 17 Dietitians You Can Count On in Social Media

When it comes to nutrition, advice can be all over the place. I’ve also noticed some Dietitians can be all over social media for engagement purposes to help people and others, not so much. So I’ve compiled a list of Dietitians that I think are very engaging, welcoming, honest, and people we can trust. Make sure to follow them because I’m calling them part of “Mamavation’s Favorite Things”…yeah, just like Oprah.

1. @InspiredRD

Alysa is a devoted wife and mother of two and still finds time to cater to the dietary needs of the Mamavation Moms.  She’s also quite crafty in her free time but her real passion is Challenging us all to Life Life Inspired.  Recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and is traveling this new path with the same openness and honesty we’ve come to love about her. A plethora of information and recipes as well as other insightful posts can be found over at


2. @DavidGrotto 

Dave has been in the nutrition field for over 25 years ranging from owning and operating his own natural food store, becoming a registered dietitian, becoming a broadcaster and also proudly serving as a National spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. He is now the founder of Nutrition Housecall LLC and has written multiple books on Nutrition. You can also find him each week at Real Nutrition Community for WebMD

3. @ScritchfieldRD

Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RD, LD, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist provides elite nutrition expertise in Washington, D.C. A registered dietitian with a specialty in performance nutrition and weight management (no dieting!), Rebecca knows what it takes to get results. Also the creator of Me First – a Daily Reminder to Take Care of YOU.

4. @InglesDietitian

Leah is the Corporate Dietitian for Ingles Markets and writes regularly for WNC Parent Magazine and Sophie Magazine.  She  has been a Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association since 1996 and joined Ingles Markets as the corporate dietitian in 2000.  Through Ingles Markets, you can find delicious recipes and even Ask Leah questions regarding health, nutrition, diets, allergies or Ingles products.

5. @TobyAmidor

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 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.

6. @JaniceBissex

Janice is one of two registered dietitians behind The Meal Makeover Moms where she’s on a mission to help busy families eat better.  Janice also co-authored  No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms and The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers, Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time. The books highlight a simple food philosophy that kids -– even picky ones — will eat nutritious food without complaint as long as it looks and tastes great

7. @LizWeiss

Liz, the mom of two boys, understands, through years of personal experience, the daily challenges parents face when mealtime rolls around.  She co-authored No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms and The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers, Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time with Janice and is the other dietitian behind The Meal Makeover Moms.

7. @JoyBauer

If Joy looks familiar, she should.  Joy is America’s favorite and most trusted nutrition expert. As the nutrition and health expert for The TODAY Show, Joy’s mission is to improve the health of our nation and she believes it’s never too late or too early to reap the benefits of healthy living.  Author of Your Inner Skinny, Joy provides advice and information over at


8. @MaryHartleyRD

Mary takes an individualized approach to counselling her clients on their nutritional needs.  She does not endorse any one particular diet, but instead, takes into consideration their current state of health, lifestyle and preferences.This allows her to offer a personal touch for her clients that she sees through her Brooklyn, New York practice.  She also has an entertaining,  no-nonsense approach that has endeared her to various PR firms and the media where she has played the role of the ‘professional nutrition expert’ writing and talking about nutrition on TV and radio in addition to being the official Dietitian at Diets In Review.


9. @Elisazied

  Through her work as a nutrition consultant, author, writer, and spokesperson for more than 15 years, Elisa Zied has become a familiar, well-respected source for consumers and the media for accessible and accurate nutrition, diet, and lifestyle information.  Author of Feed Your Family Right and So, What Can I Eat? to name a few, she also has made appearances on  Good Morning AmericaThe Early Show, Today Show, and various national and local programs.

10. @CherylForbergRD


Cheryl Forberg, RD, is a James Beard Award-winning chef, a New York Times best-selling author and pioneered nutrition counseling on The Biggest Loser as the show’s original nutritionist. Cheryl co-wrote the eating plan for The Biggest Loser, and as the show’s nutritionist for 12 seasons, continued helping overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and, ultimately, their lives. Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes is her latest book.


11. @KeriGans


Keri Gans is a Registered Dietitian and has had a private practice in Manhattan for over ten years. Besides individual and group nutrition counseling, Keri spends time public speaking, writing and consulting. She is the author of The Small Change Diet which was published March 2011.

12. @Djblatner

Dawn is a trusted food & nutrition expert and has appeared in national media outlets such as The Dr. Oz ShowUSA TodayDatelineNewsweekCooking Light and WebMD. She is also the nutrition consultant for the Chicago Cubs, a food and nutrition blogger with USA Today and Huffington Post and a nutrition expert on the advisory board of Fitness magazine.  Dawn’s Food and Nutrition Philosophy is simple: “Wholesome and nourishing foods are magic. The right foods have the power to improve all the cells in your body to help you look healthy and feel strong and alive.”


13. @Andybellatti

Andy Bellatti, MS, RD, is a Seattle-based nutritionist who approaches nutrition from a whole-foods, plant-centric framework. He also takes a strong interest in food politics, nutrition policy, and deceptive food industry marketing tactics.  His blog, Small Bites, aims to deliver information on a variety of nutrition topics in a straightforward fashion free of hype, magic bullets, and quackery, while simultaneously pulling back the curtain on the food industry’s never-ending quest to pass off nutritionally-void food products as “healthful options”.

14. @Tspbasil

Based in Philadelphia, Deanna is a seasoned communications consultant and “food loving” registered dietitian specializing in nutrition and culinary projects. Partner at Teaspoon Communications, she has conducted hundreds of media interviews locally and nationally on a variety of topics ranging from healthy cooking tips to school nutrition.

15. @DietitianJanel

Is a registered Dietitian and currently works with Corporations designing wellness programs. Her nutrition experience includes maternal and family nutrition, weight loss, meal planning and preparation, food allergies and vegetarian/vegan nutrition.  You may have seen her at  events such as the Healthy Living SummitFitBloggin’ and the POM Wonderful Blogger Harvest Tour and can find her blogging at Eat Well With Janel where she shares her passion for all things food.


16. @PlantDietitian

Julieanna, also known as the Plant-Based Dietitian, is a  mom of two who loves to inspire others about the benefits of plant based nutrition.  She is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, the co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking, and she is the VegNews Magazine nutrition columnist in addition to counselling clients from her Los Angeles, California-based private practice.

17. @JanetHelm

Janet is a writer, a Registered Dietitian, and a mom of twins.  She specializes in taking nutritional mumbo jumbo and translating it into something we can all understand.  Over at Nutrition Unplugged, she helps people cut through the clutter and focus on the fad-free facts about nutrition.  She’s been a media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association as well as discussed the latest hot topics on nutrition on various TV outlets, including Good Morning America, Today, ABC News and CNN.

Congratulations to all the Dietitians who made it to Mamavation’s Favorite Things. If you would like to grab a banner in pride, you are welcome to do so.



If you have someone you would like to recommend for another post on Dietitians, please put their names and twitter handle in the comment section along with a reason why they are being nominated. Thanks!


Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.


  1. Who hoo! Thanks for sharing with the mamavation mammas! BTW, have you noticed Klout rates you higher than Oprah for influence 😉

    So this is the new COOLEST favorite things!

    Keep on inspiring!


  2. Thank you, Leah! Aren’t great bloggers the most authentic thing on the planet today? I so appreciate your shout out. It’s great to be up here with my RD pals. Keep up your wonderful work!


  3. Many thanks for the shout-out!

    • I was more than happy to find this web site. I wanted to thank you for your time just for this wonderful read!!
      I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and i also have
      you saved as a favorite to look at new information in your site.

  4. Love your list! I follow a lot of these level-headed nutrition folks too. I would just add to the list my pals @CJNutrition – they tweet what they eat and write tons of great content!

  5. Wow, so unexpected and so honored…. Thanks Leah ….

  6. Wow – thank you so much Leah for including me as a part of your favorite things list! A true honor and thank you for all you do to motivate mamas out there by keeping it real, fun and honest :)

  7. Thanks so much for putting together this list! You’re right…it is getting tough to know what’s reliable nutrition info on the web…so thrilled that you’ve highlighted these great RDs (and I truly appreciate being included in the list!).

    Your readers can find other great RDs by visiting the Nutrition Blog Network. I helped put together this site that features 300+ RD Bloggers. The goal is to make it easier to find trusted, reliable nutrition advice.

    You’ve certainly helped with your post!

  8. @RockTique says:

    This is an incredible list, thank you so much for putting this together!

  9. What a wonderful list of dietitians, you’ve picked many of my favorites. There are some more excellent RD’s on Twitter with impressive accomplishments and highly reliable information like, Bonnie Taub-Dix MS RD @eatsmartbd who wrote “Read It Before You Eat It”, she offers some common sense along with science when it comes to deciphering the nutrition label. Judy Converse MPH, RD has also written 3 important books on Autism and feeding infants and babies. Find her at @NutrCareAutism. I also have great respect for the original Gluten-Free Dietitian Tricia Thompson MS RD who has written many books and continues research on Celiac and the GF diet. Find her on twitter at @TriciaThompson and her blog I have many others recommends but thought this was a good start for you to look into.

    Thank you for your support of the Registered Dietitian!

  10. Wow – I’m so honored to be included in this list, and surrounded by such great company by dietitians who inspire me. Thank you so much!

  11. Verklempt…I’m a little verklempt right now. BookieBoo and the mamavation’s rock! Thanks so much for the honor of being included in such esteemed company!

    • Merrilee,First thanks for the tufuohhgtl discourse.Second, I’m not shocked that you’re teaching moderation and that you believe, as I do, that there are no bad foods but rather that we have to determine (for ourselves) how much of the less nutritious stuff we need in our lives to be happy. We too have chips, chocolate, cookies and ice-cream in our home.What I’m shocked about is that you don’t see the difference between what you chose to teach and do in your home versus what’s foisted on 6 year olds in school.Again I’ll point out that every single policy paper ever put out in Canada (and likely globally) on school food policy states explicitly that fundraising with junk food is not an acceptable behaviour for a school. My understading is that our LHN is penning a similar statement into their pending school food policy paper.Why does every single school food policy paper come down hard on fundraising with junk food?Because fundraising with junk food does none of the things you note to be important. It does not teach moderation, it does not teach nutrition, it does not teach self-regulation or self-discipline. It teaches that Tuesdays are ice-cream sandwich days, Wednesdays are pizza days and junk food is a reward. My daughter’s school has pizza day once a month. I’m not a fan but certainly once a month isn’t once a week and there are no ice-cream sandwich days. I contacted the school and they agree to order healthier pizza (thin crust, half the cheese) and dilute the juice. We teach my daughter moderation and that there are sometimes foods. For us anyhow, weekly ice-cream sandwiches likely wouldn’t be the frequency we would want to introduce to her and frankly it should be our decisions as parents to make. And here, please don’t tell me parents have choice all of her friends having ice-cream sandwiches weekly it’d be cruel and for a 6 year old inexplicable to exclude her. As well, consequent to the school offering these options weekly it would actually usurp our teaching as schools too serve children as points of reference.It’s an abominable policy and frankly as far as I’m concerned, indefensible.

  12. Congratulations to all of the talented RD’s on the list! I agree with each choice!

  13. Thanks for including me among many of my esteemed colleagues and friends.

  14. ok, now that I’ve enjoyed this for a day or so I would also like to mention a few of my colleagues who are not on this list but who deserve to be, in particular: @HopeWarshaw Diabetes Expert – she’s my go to for diabetes advice. @EatSmartBD -Bonnie Taub Dix – she wrote the book about reading labels in the supermarket that I wish I had. She’s supportive and a great source of information. @ChowandChatter Rebecca Subbiah – she’s a wealth of information on social media and is constantly tweeting about food and recipes.
    I also want to mention some of my Twitter friends who have helped me “get” twitter – @TypeAmom – Kelby Carr – she put me on the path more than 2 years ago – I owe her a shout out.

  15. Awesome list. You misspelled the URL for #16, Julieanna. You left out the “i” at the end of the URL, so the link is broken. Thanks for putting this together!

  16. Mamavation,
    Wow! What a FAB list of my RD colleagues who are making sense out of what and how to eat healthy todya…not an easy job.

    Speacial thanks to Leah McGrath suggesting my name for your list.

    Keep up the great work for MAMAS!

    Hope Warshaw

  17. I wholeheartedly agree with this list! Thanks for compiling.

  18. Interesting point, Margie! Even though I mylesf am not (nor do I claim to be!) a nutrition professional, you are completely right in that education AND experience are both vital in making an individual a qualified source of advice or information. Would you take your car in for a new transmission to someone who claims to know what they’re doing, but really only has experience in basic car maintenance and no formal training? Of course not! So, why would someone willingly put their HEALTH at risk by taking advice from unqualified individuals, when it is so relatively simple to discover if their qualifications are indeed legitimate?This also leads me to think that, for individuals reading this who ARE legitimately qualified nutrition professionals, putting out to your market the fact that you possess these skills is most certainly a great way of self-promotion! One great thing I’ve learned from Margie is to know and recognize your personal strengths and weaknesses, but to NEVER sell yourself short, both to the world AND to yourself!Thanks again for the interesting read, Margie!

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