Amy Shapiro MS, RD, CDN, is the founder and director of Real Nutrition, a NYC-based private practice dedicated to healthfully and successfully guiding clients to their optimal nutrition, weight, and overall wellness. She is internationally recognized for her individualized, lifestyle-focused approach, which integrates realistic food plans, smart eating habits, and active living. Through encouragement, education, and the right “tricks of the trade,” Amy believes that anyone can achieve their nutritional goals while still enjoying the foods and flavors they crave.
In addition to her private practice, Amy consults with a range of natural foods brands, educational organizations, and renowned fitness and wellness centers. Clients have included BodyLogix, GnuFoods, Real Pilates, The Wright Fit, Food Euphoria, and the New York City Department of Education. As a dietitian and business consultant, she has been tapped to create signature smoothie bar and cafeteria menus, meal plans, energy bars, and various recipes. She is also a referral resource for endocrinologists, ob/gyns, gastroenterologists and other members of the medical community, as well as fitness studios.
A valued authority in nutrition and healthy living, Amy frequently contributes to the media community as both a writer and resource. She is a regular nutrition expert for Refinery 29, Cosmopolitan, and Well & Good NYC.com, and has appeared in various print, online, and broadcast outlets such as Redbook Magazine, The Best You.com, CW 11, Crave NYC, and New York Post, Eat This, Not That, among others. She is also often engaged as a guest lecturer for various corporations, groups, and organizations, including On Deck Capital, the American Heart Association, CitiBabes, and Houlihan Lokey, as well as pre-schools and education facilities. Her non-profit support includes God’s Love We Deliver and WIC (Women, Infants and Children).
Amy is an active member of the American Dietetic Association, The Greater New York Dietetic Association, and the Weight Management, Women’s Health, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Groups.
Prior to founding Real Nutrition in 2009, Amy collaborated with Manhattan’s most prestigious private and clinical practices. She received her Registered Dietitian licensure and Masters in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, and completed her dietetic internship at Montefiore Medical Center—subsequently joining their nutrition team as a Clinical Dietitian. She has also consulted with the NYU Pediatric Dental Clinic.
Amy resides in New York City with her husband and three children, and maintains an active lifestyle. When she’s not with a client, she enjoys trying new restaurants, exercising, visiting farmer’s markets, testing recipes, traveling, indulging in wine and chocolate, chasing her children, and enjoying what life has to offer – nutritiously!