Maggie Moon, MS, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, author, past supermarket RD, past university faculty, and current health communications specialist.
She helps global brands promote the health benefits of wholesome foods, from pistachios to pomegranates. In addition, she recently authored two evidence-based nutrition books for consumers – one on the MIND diet, and another on clinical Elimination diets.
Previously, she led health and wellness initiatives for America’s leading profitable online grocer, FreshDirect.com, spearheading a new budget-friendly healthy foods campaign, revamping the gluten-free department, developing a robust sustainable seafood program, and securing company-wide participation and compliance with the National Salt Reduction Initiative.
As an educator, Ms. Moon was an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College in the City of New York, in both undergraduate and graduate programs. She also developed and implemented nutrition curricula for NYC public schools.
Maggie Moon was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, then went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Education from Columbia University Teachers College. She completed her clinical training at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell; and has community training from United Way of NYC, Columbia Head Start, and the Healthy Schools, Healthy Families program of the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian.
She currently serves on two nutrition advisory boards. In past volunteer work, she served on the Greater New York Dietetic Association board (2010-2012); on the executive committee of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (2008-2009); on the NYC School Meals Coalition board (2010-2012), and as editor of Columbia’s nutrition, physiology and public health newsletter (2005-2007).
The common thread throughout is a focus on balanced nutrition for disease prevention, to ultimately improve health on a population level.
Prior to her nutrition training, Maggie Moon was a professional Lindy hop dancer and winner of multiple national and international championship titles including World Lindy Hop Champion (Munich, 2000). She choreographed award-winning routines, and traveled around the world to teach and perform, including Amsterdam, Chicago, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo (more here). Today, she counts aerial silks, lyra, dance trapeze, hammock, contemporary dance, and cooking among her artistic endeavors.
New Yorkers for more than a decade before switching coasts, Moon and her husband are based in Los Angeles as of 2012.
Current professional affiliations include:
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Food & Culinary Professionals practice group
- Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition practice group
- Weight Management practice group
- Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine practice group
- Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice group
- Dietitians in Business and Communications practice group