She is also the co-author of the recently published book, The Little Black Apron: A Single Girl's Guide to Cooking with Style and Grace. Her New York City based practice attracts clients across the country including models, news anchors and celebrities.
Jodi is often asked to speak at corporations, non-profit organizations, hospitals and universities throughout the tri-state area. Jodi is also the national spokesperson for Dannon Danimals. She has appeared on Good Morning America, the CW morning news, radio stations across the country such as Radio Disney and CNN International and been quoted in top publications and websites such as: Fitness, Parenting, Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, Shape, Kiwi magazine, The Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes.com, Yahoo.com, MSN.com and CNBC.com.
Jodi also is a contributing writer to the Huffington Post.com and the Honolulu Advertiser. She also consults for a wide variety of food companies.
After receiving her
undergraduate degree from Duke University and
planning to attend medical school, she decided
to enter the business world and begin her career
as an investment banker at UBS in New York City.
"A typical day while I was banking meant
working 15 hours a day, eating takeout for every
meal and walking no further than the water fountain.
After a month I felt horrible. After six months
I had gained 20 pounds." She abandoned banking
to work for a well-known head-hunter, knowing
the additional time would allow her a healthier
lifestyle, a pursuit that shortly thereafter led
her to abandon the business world altogether and
pursue her true passion, nutrition.
she found herself back in the business
world providing nutrition counseling and healthy
lunch alternatives to traders on the floor of
the New York Stock Exchange. Jodi has spent the
majority of her time in the nutrition field helping
individuals lose weight and maintain it. She has
been involved in the National Institutes of Health
sponsored weight loss study at St. Luke's Obesity
Research Center as well as an intern at Green
Mountain at Fox Run, a weight loss facility in
Vermont. Jodi has helped lead a weight loss class
at Mt. Sinai Hospital entitled "Winning by
Losing" which focuses on healthy eating,
behavior modification and exercise. She has also
led a weight management support group for individuals
that have reached their target goal, but need
continuing support to maintain it. Jodi was also
a contributing researcher to Dr. Lisa Young's
recently published book The Portion Teller: Smartsize
Your Way to Permanent Weight Loss. Jodi also spent
several semesters as a teaching assistant at NYU
teaching classes such as understanding food labels
and managing nutrition during pregnancy. Currently,
Jodi resides in Manhattan.
with a B.S.
in Biology. Jodi received her Master's in Nutrition
and Dietetics from NYU and completed her internship
at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Jodi is also a Certified
Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN). She is a member
of the American Dietetic Association, Nutrition
Entrepreneurs and the Greater New York Dietetic
The Daily Beast asked Jodi to talk about which foods provide the best boost for specific activities
Jodi is featured in the April/May 2010 issue of Kiwi Magazine
Summer salad inspiration with Jodi in her apartment features a Chopped Vegetable Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and a Summer Fruit Salad with Mint
Jodi is featured in Runners World magazine.
Jodi discusses one of the first vegetables to come to the farmers market—and your yard—in the spring, dandelion greens are low in calories and high in fiber.
There are lots of ways to ensure that you and your baby are getting the nutrients you both need. Jodi and other experts discuss some of their top pregnancy foods.