About

Hi! I am Aderet (or sometimes Dana), a Registered Dietitian from New York who loves plant-based eating, aspires to be a vegan-foodie, and never turns down chocolate.

I believe in cultivating a positive relationship with the food we eat, to benefit our physical and mental health, as well as the health of our planet and our society. You can just as easily find me roaming around the farmer’s market as you can with a glass of white wine in hand while binge watching Chopped.

My journey began as a teenager when my doctor suggested I see a nutritionist to help me learn how to control my weight. My interest in nutrition had piqued; I shed the extra weight, and graduated college with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from New York University. I went on to work over the next few years in the food industry as well as the non-profit sector, gaining experience in the Community and Food Service Management areas of the nutrition field. Simultaneously, I received my Masters of Science degree in Nutrition Education from Teachers College Columbia University, my credentials as a Registered Dietitian, and license as a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist, to further my knowledge and expertise in nutrition as preventative medicine and the role of healthcare in renewable food ecosystems. As I continue on in my career in Dietetics I hope to keep bringing my expertise in food, nutrition and health to work and roles that directly address our need for healthier, more sustainable global food systems, and that reconnects us to nature by embracing innovative solutions to restore the health of our planet and people.

  • Major: Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Graduated 2012
  • Children’s education & recreation program manager
  • Worked full-time while completing my MS

  • Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale
  • Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
  • Health + Hospitals/Harlem
  • Kylie Ivanir, Within Nutrition
  • Virtual Health Partners
  • Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy

BS

2016

DI

 

2012

MS

2020-2021

  • Worked in back of house, then as a Shift Supervisor and later promoted to Assistant Store Manager
  • Worked full-time for three years while taking post bacc classes
  • Program: Nutrition Education
  • Thesis: Curriculum for New York Cares children’s culinary program
  • Credentialed Registered Dietitian (RD)
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in NY (CDN)
  • Owner of Dining with Nature by Aderet; Founded March 2021

In The News

Testimonials

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  1. “After working from home for a while I began to realize that I wasn’t feeling great physically. I knew I wasn’t moving around as much as I used to but thought it might be related to what I was eating as well. Working with Aderet has been amazing as she gives me great realistic ways for me to be more conscious of what I’m eating and get moving more. It’s been great so far and I look forward to working with her more!” -AL
  2. “Aderet was timely, engaging, and addressed the specific goals and concerns that I had brought into the conversation. She struck a good balance of being friendly while maintaining professionalism. I look forward to working with her!” -DS
  3. “Aderet was an incredible resource to our family. Our twins were diagnosed with multiple allergies at six months and it was a huge challenge to juggle their restrictions with making sure they got the necessary nutrients, were exposed to a wide variety of food and didn’t feel limited by their food choices. Aderet was so patient while we navigated the process and celebrated our successes with us as if they were her own. She continues to check in on us, help us think of new recipes and ideas to keep up with the twins as they grow. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for someone who will take the time to truly understand your individual situation and build a realistic plan to reach your goals.” -GH
  4. “Since I met with Ms.Hoch, I’ve noticed an increase in my healthy eating habits. Previously I’ve struggled with unhealthy snacking and eating out way too often. What really stood out to me was that Aderet provided an open and safe space to share what I was looking to change and it really went from there! I went from never cooking to having making more meals at home. I’m also happy to say as an avid meat eater it was exciting to learn alternatives to protein and how that can affect what results i get from exercise. By adding a more plant based centric diet I’ve really shifted how i feel about my body and what it can do.” -SF
  5. “Aderet offers incredibly practical and action-oriented nutritional guidance catered to your specific lifestyle. After every session, you will leave with a better sense of how you can immediately incorporate healthier practices into your life. Not only does she have kind and focused candor, but she is a great listener – making her solutions feels personal, feasible, and custom to your specific needs.” -RL
  6. “Earlier in the year I got blood test results back from my doctor that told me I needed to change my diet. Aderet was incredible in helping me better my eating habits in a way that would improve not only my results, but also my general lifestyle. She worked with me to figure out what made the most sense in my life and made sure that I was eating what I like while also maintaining a healthy diet. I recently went back to the doctor and not only were my results much better, but I had also lost weight and my quality of life had improved. Thanks to Aderet’s guidance, eating healthy is no longer an intimidating task I dread. It’s something I can and want to do.” -TH
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