David Grotto, RD, LDN’s entrée into the world of nutrition started over twenty-five years ago when he began working in the natural foods industry at the age of 14. After owning and operating his own natural food store for eighteen years, Dave decided to become a registered dietitian and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is now completing his Masters in Nutrition and Wellness at Benedictine University.
Dave hosted his own live radio show on health and nutrition for over 10 years and also hosted a local health-focused television show for two years. Dave proudly served as a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) for over six years.
Currently, Dave is the president and founder of Nutrition Housecall LLC, a nutrition consulting firm that’s based in Chicago that provides nutrition communications, speaking, and consulting services. He is also in private practice providing unique at-home diet and lifestyle counseling for families.
Dave wrote the acclaimed book, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life which is now out in eighteen different languages. His second book, 101 Optimal Life Foods, with a foreword written by Montel Williams, debuted in January of 2010 and his latest book, Best Things You Can Eat, will launch in January 2013. Dave is also a freelance writer and serves as an advisor to Fitness magazine plus blogs each week for the Real Nutrition community featured on WebMD.
He also loves to laugh and lectures extensively on the health benefits of humor and laughter. He received additional training in humor therapy and is a Certified Laughter Leader. He also attended The Second City in Chicago receiving further training in improvisation.
Dave lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife Sharon; three daughters Chloe, Katie and Madison; two-female dogs Abbey and Gracie and his two female cats Bella and Lilly. He feels he is an expert in unopposed estrogen.