Nutrition Housecall

Thanks for stopping by. If you want to learn more information about… David Grotto, RD, LDN
  • The nutrition counseling services that we offer for individuals as well as groups
  • David Grotto spokesperson services
  • Lecturing services
  • Recipe and menu development
  • Corporate wellness programs
  • Nutrition and health communications

…then you’ve landed on the right page!

Personal Counseling Services

Nutrition Housecall with Kitchen Makeover: Just as the name implies, David, or one of his qualified dietitians, can come to your home with a personalized,comprehensive nutrition plan. The consultation includes a tailored dietary and supplement program, full nutritional assessment and a Kitchen Make-over including our famous Shelvic Exam™! A complimentary copy of one of David’s books is included absolutely FREE with your Nutrition Housecall.

When starting on any new lifestyle endeavor, the environment you live and work in can make or break your efforts. The Shelvic Exam™ takes full assessment of your food inventory in your home. Those foods that either reinforce and don’t reinforce your health goals are discussed. And even those foods that might not serve you well can always be incorporated into an overall healthy eating strategy – let us show you how!

 To get started, simply download this Questionnaire and send it in. Once we have received it, one of our dietitians will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Phone Consults: Don’t want a Nutrition Housecall but would still like some nutritional guidance? Let our dietitians schedule an initial consultation that can be done from the comfort of your own phone!

Follow-Up Consults: We recommend regular follow ups with the dietitian to assure that your new lifestyle changes go smoothly. Our dietitian can recommend a schedule that is appropriate for your health goals.

Personalized Shopping Tour: This is the perfect event to immediately follow your Nutrition Housecall. Our dietitian will meet you at your favorite supermarket or natural foods store and guide you through a personalized shopping tour pointing out optimal foods and ones to stay away from to meet your health goals.

Contact us for pricing and to reserve a date. Before we can start working with you, please fill out this questionnaire and send it in before your appointment.

Group Services

Presentations: Looking for an exciting presenter for your next function? Well, look no further. Our dietitians and chefs can present on a variety of nutrition and lifestyle related topics. Call or email us for available topics, pricing and sponsorship leads.

Group Shopping Tour: Our dietitian will meet your group at your favorite supermarket or natural foods store and guide them through a shopping tour pointing out optimal foods and ones to limit for optimal health

Nutrition Parties: Want to do something really fun and educational for your next party theme? How about throwing a nutrition party?! Our dietitian will come to your home and present on any of a variety of health topics that are of interest to you and your guests.

Cooking Demos: Running out of ideas on what to make that is delicious, fun and healthy for the entire family or your next dinner party? Let our dietitian or personal chef come to your home or office and provide a cooking demo for you, your family, friends or co-workers. We can also help plan out and\or prepare meals for you.

Laughter Clubs: Need a good belly laugh? Invite our certified laughter leader to your next get together to share the gift of laughter. Find out how simulated laughter leads to stimulated laughter. Boost your immune system, lower blood pressure, and give your body an internal massage, all while sharing a good laugh or two or more with your family and loved ones.


David has served as a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for over six years, generating an exceptional number of media impressions and presently offers spokesperson services for commodities and brands that are congruent with his nutrition philosophy.

Here’s an example of his work! Spokesperson work example

 For all spokesperson inquires, please contact Beth Shepard at Beth Shepard Communications.

Food and Nutrition Communications

We can provide a variety of services to meet your organization’s needs:

Lecturing Services: Looking for an exciting presenter for your next function? Well, look no further as our dietitians and chefs can present on a variety of nutrition and lifestyle releated topics.

  • Keynote
  • Session
  • Workshops: Half and Full-Day and weekend workshops are available. Contact us for pricing and to reserve a date.

Recipe and Menu Development

Let us help you create a taste-forward yet health-focused menu to offer to your customers, employees or students. Need delicious and healthy recipes for your next cook book or restaurant’s menu? Let us “whip” something up for you!

Nutrition and Health Communications: We can write nutrition and health-focused articles for your newsletter, website or produce healthy videos as a valuable addition to your Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Corporate Wellness

Let us design a wellness program for your group or organization that is fun, engaging and most importantly, achieves results!


The following are some of the organizations that we have been priviledged to work with:

  • Almond Board of California
  • Answers Media
  • Athlete’s Honey Milk
  • Berry Chill
  • California Dried Plums
  • California Strawberry commission
  • Cherry Marketing Institute
  • Chilean Avocado Importers Association
  • Fair Oaks Farm
  • Fitness Magazine
  • Fleishman-Hillard
  • Georgia Pecan Commision
  • Goldman Sacs
  • Ketchum
  • Laughing Cow
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MARS
  • Men’s Health
  • Nation’s Restaurant News Magazine
  • Ogilvy Public Relations
  • PBS Kids
  • Pepsico\Quaker\Tropicana
  • Ponte Fresco Restaurants
  • Porter Novelli
  • Prevention Magazine
  • Produce for Kids
  • Random House Publishing
  • Relish Magazine
  • Sahlman Williams
  • Select Milk Producers
  • Spooky Cheetah Press
  • United Soybean Board
  • United States Potato Board
  • Washington Raspberries
  • Weber Shandwick
  • Welch’s

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  1. Andrea Glass says:

    I am very interested in your house call service.
    I live in Highland Park, Il. with my husband and two sons ages 11 & 14.
    I have been interested in nutrition for many years.
    I find it difficult to meet everyones nutritional needs. My children are very picky eaters. I do not want my family eating processed foods.

    I am going to pick up a copy of your new book. My sister is a dietician and she recommended you.
    Thank you,
    Andrea Glass

    • guyatitian says:

      Hi Andrea:

      Of course, I’d be happy to help. On the Nutrition Housecall page, you will find a downloadable questionnaire. Fill it out and send it to me and then I will set up an appointment with you to come and visit your family. Also, feel free to call me at 630-415-9825 if you have other questions. Have a great day!

  2. Jazel Moreno says:

    I have a 19 month son with anemia, low weight, and little appetite; please if you could assist me with his nutrition to bring him up to speed it woud be greatly appreciated. I am very concerned and according to his pediatrition my son is OK and his weight is normal which upsets me terribly. I am seeking your help because I believe the right meal plan will help him get through this. Thank you for your time. I can also be reached at (786) 326-8985

  3. Adenia says:

    Saw you @ LaSalle
    What are your thoughts on BRIX #

  4. Hi David,

    Enjoyed your presentation at the MDA meeting in St. Louis. I spoke with you after your talk. I am a RD in private practice since August.

    Thanks for the tip about buying lunch for the doc’s to present services and get referals. Do you follow-up with doc’s later to keep your name out there?

    Also wondered how you got started writing a book? Is it hard to get someone to publish? Any starting tips appreciated.

    I think relevant, “outside the box” nutrition info, is desparately needed, by the public at large. I am prepared to provide that but so very few “takers.” When I spoke with you, I might have stated, nutrition and wellness don’t sell. – What sells? Beauty! Someone will spend $100s of dollars a month on hair, nails,clothes but will not even invest a few hundred a year for proper nutrition and good health. – How can we as dietitian’s get around that? Can we make nutrition more fun and relevant? Any thoughts on this?
    Thanks so much for any input.

    To health and “Wellness through Food.”

  5. […] Have you taken a look what’s inside your pantry lately? My fellow colleague and “guyatitian” Dave Grotto performed a “shelvic exam” while on one of his nutrition house calls. What got tossed? Grape […]

  6. guyatitian says:


    The book was finally returned to me “undeliverable”. Please send me your address again to and I will send it straight off. I must have transposed numbers or something! Sorry!!


  7. […] Mark Twain’s comment in mind, David, who is a Registered Dietician and President of Nutrition Housecall, LLC, notes that he has stopped telling patients what not to eat but rather what they should be […]

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  9. […] national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, he is now the founder and president of Nutrition Housecall, a nutrition consulting firm that provides nutrition communications, lecturing and consulting […]

  10. […] have and even brought along our blogger friends to enjoy the luncheon. Our special guest was author David Grotto who brought in the tips on healthy […]

  11. Don Liebner says:

    Dave is the real deal. I had the good pleasure to be associated with Dave in his Health Foods Business in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago.

    When our daughter fell, her front teeth took quite a blow. Her orthodontist recommended that she maintain good blood flow to her teeth. In five years or so, she could require a root canal if the teeth die.

    Question? What natural supplements would provide an adequate blood supply to her teeth?
    Helpful information would be most appreciated it. Thanks!

    • guyatitian says:

      Hi Don! Hope you and your family are well! Sorry to hear about your daughter’s misfortune but hopefully her teeth will be okay now and in the future.

      I wish I could provide advice that is specific to promoting blood flow to the teeth but I’m not aware of a food or supplement that can do that. That said, there are foods and nutrients that I discuss in my second book, 101 Optimal Life Foods, that can increase a substance called nitric oxide which helps promote healthy blood flow. Those foods include oats, barley, almonds, peanuts, olive oil, pomegranates, concord grapes and spinach. Other foods known to help the health of blood vessels are strawberries, kale, celery, onions, thyme, cinnamon, cilantro, green tea, cocoa and chiles

      Good luck to your daughter and may she chews her food wisely. Sorry – couldn’t resist!


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