List of Famous Nutritionists

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. You might also be interested in famous personal trainers and the longest living health experts. 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 of popular nutritionists. Featuring celebrity nutritionists and top dietitians, this list has it all! 

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. 


  • Susan Powter
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    Susan Powter

    Susan Powter (born 22 December 1957) is an Australian-born American motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer, and author, who rose to fame in the 1990s with her catchphrase "Stop the Insanity!", the centerpiece of her weight-loss infomercial. She hosted her own talk show The Susan Powter Show in the 1990s.
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Dietitian, Author, Personal trainer, Nutritionist, Writer
    • Credits: The Susan Powter Show
  • Mila Rechcigl
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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.
    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Biochemist, Chemist, Historian, Researcher, Nutritionist
  • Robin Miller
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    Robin Miller has been a TV personality, food writer and nutritionist since 1990 and she is the author of ten books, including Robin Takes 5 and the New York Times bestseller, Quick Fix Meals. Her popular show, Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller, aired on Food Network for 5 years. She currently lives in Scottsdale, AZ with her two sons.
    • Age: 57
    • 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
  • Gillian McKeith (born 28 September 1959) is a Scottish television presenter, nutritionist 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 the author of several books about nutrition, including You Are What You Eat (2004), and Dr Gillian McKeith's Ultimate Health Plan (2006). McKeith advocates a pescetarian diet high in fruits and vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, and tofu, and the avoidance of processed and high-calorie foods, sugar and fat, red meat, alcohol, caffeine, white flour, and additives.McKeith's work has met with commercial success. You Are What You Eat has sold over two million copies, and in 2005 she was awarded a Consumer Education Award by the Soil Association. At the same time, the validity of her approach and the safety of her recommendations have been strongly criticised by health professionals.Numerous dieting and lifestyle plans supported by McKeith, such as the concept of the detox diet and the value of colonic irrigation, are not supported by scientific research, nor are her claims that through examining people's tongues and stool samples she can identify their ailments and dietary needs. McKeith possesses no qualifications in nutrition or medicine from accredited institutions, and in 2007 agreed with the Advertising Standards Authority to stop using the title "Doctor".
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Perth, Scotland
    • Profession: Nutritionist, Writer, Presenter
    • Credits: Supersize vs Superskinny, You Are What You Eat
  • Zheng Ji
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    Zheng Ji (Chinese: 郑集) (6 May 1900 – 29 July 2010) was a Chinese nutritionist and a pioneering biochemist. He was reputed to be the world's oldest professor and the founder of modern nutrition science in China, having lived to the age of 110.
    • Age: Dec. at 110 (1900-2010)
    • Birthplace: Nakhi people
    • Profession: Biochemist, Scientist, Nutritionist
  • Ellie Krieger (born September 26, 1965) is an American nutritionist. She is the host of Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger on Food Network, and Ellie's Real Good Food on PBS. She is also an author and has written several books on healthy eating.
    • Age: 58
    • Profession: Dietitian, Author, Nutritionist, Presenter