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BONNIE TAUB-DIX, MA,RDN,CDN is the award-winning author of, Read It Before You Eat It, and creator of the website and blog called, BetterThanDieting.com. Bonnie is a media personality, spokesperson, motivational speaker, journalist, and corporate and brand consultant whose messages are laced with her culinary passion as a foodie, her credible guidance as an advisor and her wit and wisdom as a mom. Bonnie is Director and Owner of BTD Nutrition Consultants, LLC, with offices on Long Island and in New York City.
Her favorite pastime is cooking in the kitchen with her family! Even more important than some subjects you learn in school…Bonnie has set an example when setting her table by teaching her kids that nutritious and delicious can exist on the same plate.
On a personal note, Bonnie is grateful to be able to do what she loves every day. She is married and has three sons…all foodies!
What Bonnie brings to the plate –
Corporate Consultant & Advisory Board Member:
As a nutrition consultant to The Cartoon Network, Bonnie collaborated on designing a program for the Food and Drug Administration regarding food labeling, and to date, consults with CN on issues regarding programming and advertising to children. As a liaison between industry and the public, she holds a position on the editorial advisory boards of Family Circle Magazine and Environmental Nutrition Newsletter. As Nutrition Communications Consultant to corporate clients, her responsibilities include communicating messages to consumers, industry, dietitians and health professionals via workshops, writing, and social media.
Bonnie served as a Media Spokesperson to the New York State Dietetic Association for five years after which she was appointed to the position of Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for six years. She has conducted thousands of interviews for all forms of media and is called upon regularly as a trusted resource for television, magazines, newspapers, and web venues.
Bonnie has been a guest on national television shows including CNN, CBS Early Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, TODAY Show, Anderson Cooper 360, The Daily, and FOXNews. She’s worked with the Discovery Channel and Lifetime TV as an on-air consultant for several nationally broadcast programs.
Bonnie has conducted Radio Media Tours and has been heard on many radio show including Dr. Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio and Martha Stewart Radio.
Bonnie published her first book, Read It Before You Eat It, translating confusing and misleading terminology into consumer-friendly information. Her strong relationships with members of the media have enabled her as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to guide shoppers down the supermarket aisle. Her book has been welcomed as a go-to resource in the food-labeling arena and has attracted hundreds of interviews in all forms of media. The evergreen subjects of healthy supermarket shopping and label reading continue to be sited regularly.
Bonnie is a prolific writer on issues related to nutrition for both popular and professional publications providing practical advice on healthy living to the press including interviews via New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Daily News, The New York Post and The Chicago Tribune. For two and a half years, she wrote a column for Newsday, and her articles and interviews have also appeared in magazines such as Everyday with Rachel Ray, Health, Vogue, Shape, Fitness, Reader’s Digest, Weight Watchers, Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, Ladies’ Home Journal, Prevention, Women’s Day, and Men’s Health, just to name a few. She was a consultant to books including Nutrition for Dummies, Cholesterol for Dummies, and The Only 127 Things You Need, and she has written chapters for textbooks, including Weight Management: A Practical Guide, The Entrepreneurial Nutritionist, and Nutrition Concerns of Women.
Bonnie is a blogger for US News & World Report, she has her own column, Nutrition Intuition, on EverydayHealth, and she is a contributor to TODAY.com, Dr. Oz The Good Life, and Sonima.com, writing about relevant topics pertaining to diet and fitness. She wrote a weekly blog for USA Today for more than three years. Her blogs draw much attention and are often reposted by other media and social media platforms such as Huffington Post. She has also guest blogged for sites that belong to corporate clients and other associations including International Food Information Council (IFIC).
Her quotes appear regularly on countless websites of national magazines and television shows.
Social Media Strategist:
Bonnie particularly enjoys her role as a chat host in helping her corporate clients improve/enhance engagement on their social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Her monthly twitter chats for Everyday Health brought more than 45 million impressions during a given chat. She has hosted chats for prominent clients including Starbucks, Nestle Waters of North America, and Grocery Manufacturers Association.
Bonnie takes pride in creating recipes and photographs within her stories emphasizing her love for the beauty of food.
She is a #Foodiechats Ambassador, participating in and planning for twitter chats that draw millions of impressions each week. With a great passion for and understanding of food science, she displays her creativity in modifying recipes and designing menus for restaurants and is the co-author of Kosher By Design Lightens Up, a book that blends the science of nutrition and tradition of home cooking. Bonnie’s cooking skills has helped to demonstrate that you can preserve tradition while preserving your health…all on the same plate.
Bonnie has been honored with the 2012 Media Excellence Award by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2003, she received the Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the American Dietetic Association, and the following year she was acknowledged with the New York State Dietetic Association’s Media Excellence Award.
Bonnie received her Bachelors Degree in Clinical and Community Dietetics from Downstate Medical Center and her Masters Degree in Nutrition from New York University.