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List of Famous Nutritionists

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List of famous nutritionists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top nutritionists in the world? This includes the most prominent nutritionists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable nutritionists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic nutritionists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned nutritionists.

Everyone from Susan Powter to Mila Rechcigl is included on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known nutritionists to the lesser known nutritionists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the nutritionist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous nutritionists ever?" and "What are the names of famous nutritionists?" then you're in the right place. (33 items)


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    Susan Powter is an Australian-born motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer and author, who rose to fame in the 1990s with her catchphrase "Stop the Insanity!", which was the centerpiece of her weight loss infomercial. She hosted her own talk show The Susan Powter Show in the 1990s.more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Dietitian, Author, Personal trainer, Nutritionist, Writer, + more
    • Credits: The Susan Powter Show
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    Miloslav Rechcigl, Jr., or Mila Rechcigl, is a trained biochemist, nutritionist and cancer researcher, writer, editor, historian, bibliographer and genealogist. He was one of the founders and past President for many years of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences.more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Biochemist, Chemist, Historian, Researcher, Nutritionist, + more
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    Robin Vitetta-Miller was the host of the Food Network cooking show Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller. As a nutritionist and food writer, her work has appeared in multiple magazines and publications. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Profession: TV chef, Author, Nutritionist, Chef
    • Credits: Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller, Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller: Make Ahead Meals, Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller: Quick & Delicious
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    Mary T. Pond

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    • Profession: Nutritionist
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    Gillian McKeith is a Scottish nutritionist, television presenter, pseudoscientist, and writer. She is the former host in the UK of Channel 4's You Are What You Eat and Granada Television's Dr Gillian McKeith's Feel Fab Forever, and as of 2010 presents Eat Yourself Sexy on the W Network in Canada. She is ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Perth, Scotland
    • Profession: Nutritionist, Writer, Presenter
    • Credits: Supersize vs Superskinny, You Are What You Eat
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    Zheng Ji was a nutritionist and a pioneering biochemist from Nanxi, Sichuan province, China. He was reputed to be the world's oldest professor and the founder of modern nutrition science in China. He lived to the age of 110.more

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    • Age: Died at 110 (1900-2010)
    • Birthplace: Nakhi people
    • Profession: Biochemist, Scientist, Nutritionist
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    Ellie Krieger is the host of a show on the Food Network called Healthy Appetite. She is also an author and has written several books on healthy eating.more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Profession: Dietitian, Author, Nutritionist, Presenter
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    Marion Nestle

    Marion Nestle, Ph.D, M.P.H., is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, in the department that she chaired from 1988 through 2003. Her degrees include a Ph.D in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the ...more

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    • Profession: Professor, Author, Nutritionist
    • Credits: Food Fight
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    Earl Lawrence Mindell is a Canadian-American writer and nutritionist who is a strong advocate of nutrition as preventive medicine and homeopathy. Mindell left his role at FreeLife following a number of inaccurate statements regarding Goji juice.more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Saint Boniface, Winnipeg, Canada
    • Profession: Nutritionist, Writer
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    Amanda Hamilton is a Scottish businesswoman, broadcaster, and writer in the areas of food, health and nutrition.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Profession: Nutritionist, Presenter
    • Credits: Something for the Weekend
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    Nicholas Perricone
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    Nicholas Perricone, MD, is a board certified dermatologist, nutritionist who has written several books, primarily on the subjects of weight loss and maintaining the appearance of youth. Perricone is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, from which he ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Branford, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Physician, Nutritionist
    • Credits: The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet, Make Me Young: Youth Knows No Pain, Healthy Aging: The Perricone Prescription, Dr. Perricone's Guide to Nutrition and Supplements, The Brain-Beauty Connection, + more
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    Erin Taylor

    Erin Taylor is a New Zealand sprint canoeist who competed in the late 2000s. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she was eliminated in the semifinals of the K-1 500 m event.more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
    • Profession: Athlete, Nutritionist
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    Joy Bauer

    Joy L. Bauer, MS, RD, CDN, is the founder of Joy Bauer Nutrition Centers and the nutrition expert on the Today Show. She is also the co-host, with Florence Henderson, of the RLTV show "Good Food, Good Deeds."more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Profession: Nutritionist
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    Jane Thornthwaite

    Jane Thornthwaite is a Canadian politician and activist who was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2009 provincial election. She was elected as a member of the BC Liberal Party in the riding of North Vancouver-Seymour. While her party formed a majority government ...more

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    • Profession: Dietitian, Nutritionist
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    Emily Patterson

    Emily Patterson is a dietitian and nutritionist and the mother of actress Téa Leoni.more

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    • Profession: Dietitian, Nutritionist
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    Lin Strong

    Lin Strong is a teacher, nutritionist and film producer.more

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    • Profession: Film Producer, Nutritionist, Teacher
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    Liow Tiong Lai

    Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai is a Malaysian politician who is currently serving as Transport Minister and as a Member of Parliament for Bentong, Pahang. He served as the Health Minister in the Malaysian cabinet from 18 March 2008 until 5 May 2013. He is the president of the Malaysian Chinese Association, a ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Jasin, Malacca
    • Profession: Nutritionist
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    Han Young-sil

    Han Young-sil, is a professor and nutritionist in South Korea. She was president of Sookmyung Women's University.more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
    • Profession: Professor, Nutritionist
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    Patrick Holford

    Patrick Holford is a British nutritionist/nutritional therapist and author. He appears regularly on television and radio in the UK and abroad. He has 36 books in print in 29 languages. His work promotes a wide variety of alternative medical approaches such as orthomolecular medicine, many of which are ...more

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    • Profession: Scientist, Nutritionist
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    Romain Giroud

    Romain Giroud is the brother of professional soccer player Olivier Giroud.more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Chambéry, France
    • Profession: Nutritionist
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