Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FADAHealth Blog - Nutrition
Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FADA - Health BlogKeith-Thomas Ayoob is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City where he has maintained a clinical practice for over 25 years, specializing in obesity, child nutrition, and family dynamics. Much of his work also focuses on motivational counseling. Dr. Ayoob sits on a number of advisory boards, including the Academic Advisory Board of the Children's Advertising Review Unit of the National Advertising Review Council. In addition, Dr. Ayoob chairs the Scientific Advisory Board for NuVal, a nutrition profiling system and consumer education tool, which he also helped develop, and which is now in over 500 supermarkets across the US. Dr. Ayoob was an American Dietetic Association national media spokesperson from 1995-2004. In 2005, he wrote The Uncle Sam Diet, the first book about the 2005 US Dietary Guidelines for Americans. He is frequently sought by the news media for commentary on newsworthy nutrition research. He is a strong advocate against fad dieting and in 2006 testified before Congress against the marketing of diet pills to children. He has also co-authored the American Dietetic Association's position paper on food and nutrition myths and misinformation. Dr. Ayoob received his doctorate degree from Columbia University's Teachers College, his Master's from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and he did his undergraduate work at the University of California at Davis.
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