Régan Rinaldi, MS, RD, Chef

I grew up in a family where the kitchen was the centerpiece of our lives. Both my mother and father are great cooks and it is no surprise that food and its preparation is my passion.  Years after receiving a BA in English Literature from Boston University, I decided it was time to pursue a career closer to my heart.  I took the leap and enrolled in the French Culinary Institute where I graduated with a Grand Diplôme from their Culinary Arts program. My next step was to marry my love for cooking with my other passion – nutrition. I attended New York University’s Nutrition Master’s program and graduated with a Masters of Science in Nutrition. I completed my dietetic internship through New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s yearlong program. During my time there I practiced medical nutrition therapy across five NYP hospitals and worked with patients to manage their medical conditions through nutrition. Soon after the internship, I became a Registered Dietician with Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

In my spare time I swim, run, practice pilates and cook! Only now I know how the food I eat affects my performance and quality of life. I hope to share my knowledge with you and help with any nutrition related issues you may have.

For a bit more about my cooking and nutrition philosophies, head over to the blog.