Maggie Moon, MS, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist with expertise in health communications, enriched by a diverse background in letters and creative arts.
She currently manages domestic and international health communications for a global $4.8 billion dollar company, with 7,800 employees, promoting healthy foods from pistachios to pomegranates. In addition, she recently authored a book on food sensitivities, continues to contribute to healthy living media, and provides nutrition counseling.
Previously, she led health and wellness initiatives for America’s leading profitable online grocer, FreshDirect.com, spearheading a budget-friendly healthy foods campaign, gluten-free department, sustainable seafood program, and company-wide participation in 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.
A leader in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she served on the Greater New York Dietetic Association board (2010-2012), on the executive committee of Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (2008-2009), on the NYC School Meals Coalition board (2010-2012), and from 2005-2007, Ms. Moon was editor of a publication focusing on nutrition, physiology and public health.
The common thread throughout is her focus on health promotion in the interest of prevention for improved public health.
Prior to her nutrition training, Maggie Moon was a professional swing 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 in major cities such as Amsterdam, Chicago, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo (more here). Today, she counts aerial silks, lyra, dance trapeze, hammock, and contemporary dance among her artistic endeavors.
New Yorkers for more than a decade before switching coasts, Maggie Moon and her husband are based in Los Angeles as of 2012.
Current professional affiliations include:
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- California State Dietetic Association
- 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