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 and my license as a registered dietitian, 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 that reconnects us to nature and embraces 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
- 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