Recorded Symposium Session: Ask the Expert: A Year in Review and A Look Ahead

Today's Dietitian’s "Ask the Expert" columnist, Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND, will go in depth on the latest nutrition trends from the past year, including cricket protein, elderberries, and functional beverages. Toby will also look ahead at upcoming trends consumers may be asking about. Stay abreast of current and future trends by being prepared to answer client questions intelligently and adequately.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Understand the most popular nutrition trends from 2019 and newly emerging trends.
  2. Explain the science behind these trends to help avoid confusion and engage clients in fact-based discussion.
  3. Facilitate intelligent client conversations and effectively answer client questions regarding current and upcoming fads/trends. 

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 
2020, 4040, 5370, 9020
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
4.1.2, 7.2.6, 9.4.5, 11.2.5
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CPE Level: 
Course summary
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Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND, is a veteran in the food and nutrition industry with close to 20 years of experience. She is the founder of Toby Amidor Nutrition, where she provides nutrition and food safety consulting services for individuals, restaurants, and food brands. For 11  years, she has been the nutrition expert for and a founding contributor to its Healthy Eats blog. She is a regular contributor to U.S. News & World Report Eat + Run blog, Muscle & Fitness online,,, and, and she has her own “Ask the Expert” column in Today’s Dietitian magazine. Toby has been quoted in hundreds of national publications and appears on television regularly. For the past 10 years, she has also been an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.  In 2018, Toby was honored with the Media Excellence Award awarded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Toby is a Wall Street Journal best-selling cookbook author of  six cookbooks including, “The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day,” “The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab, and Go,” “The Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook: Simple Recipes to Make Healthy Eating Delicious,” “Smart Meal Prep for Beginners: Recipes and Weekly Plans for Healthy, Ready-to-Go Meals,” “The Best Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook Ever: 100 Tasty Recipes Using A Store Bought Bird,” and “The Create-Your-Plate Diabetes Cookbook: A Plate Method Approach To Simple, Complete Meals.”

Toby trained as a clinical dietitian at New York University. Through ongoing consulting and faculty positions, she has established herself as one of the top experts in culinary nutrition, food safety, and nutrition communications.

The presenter reports the following relevant disclosures: Ambassador: National Dairy Council, Member: Beef Checkoffs Expert Bureau, Spokesperson: California Strawberry Commission, Nutrition Partner: Truvia, Nutrition Consultant: Alliance for Food and Farming, Member: Dannone Essential Dairy & Plant-based Advisory Board. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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