David Grotto


Dave’s entrée into the world of nutrition started over 25 years ago when he began working in the natural foods business. While owning and operating his own natural food store, Dave attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduated with honors, and became a registered dietitian. He recently completed his Masters in Nutrition and Wellness with a concentration in entrepreneurship from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

With a strong interest in communications, Dave pursued a broadcasting career and hosted a live radio show on health and nutrition for over 10 years and also a local television show. He proudly served as a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the ADA) for over six years and has generated millions of media impressions via print, digital and broadcast media throughput his career.

As a clinician for nearly 30 years, who has provided “doable” solutions for individuals and families using everyday foods, Dave was inspired to write the acclaimed book, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, which is now featured in 18 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, launched in January 2013. He also contributed to The Hungry Girl Diet, by Lisa Lillien, which ranked #1 in both Amazon and the New York Times Best Seller lists.

Dave is also a freelance writer, serves as an advisor to Fitness magazine and blogs for the Real Life Nutrition community featured on WebMD. Currently, Dave is the Senior Nutrition Marketing Business Partner for the Kellogg Specialty Channels Division located in Elmhurst, Illinois, where he provides nutrition solution guidance for K-12, hospitality, military, vending, convenience and food service.

Dave lives in Elmhurst with his wife Sharon; three daughters Chloe, Katie and Madison; two-female dogs Abbey and Gracie; and two female cats Bella and Lilly.