Dave's entrée into the world of nutrition started over twenty-five years ago when he began working in the natural foods business at the age of 14. After owning and operating his own natural food store for eighteen years, Dave decided to become a registered dietitian and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated with honors with a degree in medical dietetics and nutrition and is now completing his Masters in Nutrition and Wellness with a concentration in entrepreneurship at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.
Dave hosted his own live radio show on health and nutrition for over 10 years and also hosted a local health-focused television show for two years. He proudly served as a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the ADA) for over six years and currently makes frequent appearances in both print and broadcast media.
Currently, Dave is the president and founder of Nutrition Housecall, LLC, a nutrition communications firm based in Chicago. He is also in private practice providing unique and lifestyle counseling for families.
Dave wrote the acclaimed book, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, which is now out in eighteen 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, will launch in January 2013. Dave is also a freelance writer and serves as an advisor to Fitness magazine plus blogs for the Real Life Nutrition community featured on WebMD.
Dave lives in Elmhurst Illinois with his wife Sharon; three daughters Chloe, Katie and Madison; two-female dogs Abbey and Gracie; and two female cats Bella and Lilly.
You can see Dave this weekend at the West Michigan Women's Expo: www.kohlerexpo.com