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, hotels/spas, chefs, food delivery companies and fitness centers. Clients have included Daily Harvest, Fresh Bellies, Turnberry Isles Ame Spa, Truvia, Borden, Real Pilates, The Livewell Company, the TV show Alone, and the New York City Department of Education. As a dietitian and business consultant, she has been tapped to create menus, meal plans, energy bars, smoothie recipes and corporate kitchen buildouts. She is also a referral resource for many members of the medical community from endocrinologists, ob/gyns, gastroenterologists, fertility specialists and physical therapists.
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 various media outlets, including Women's Health, Well & Good , Vogue and NBC. She is also often engaged as a guest lecturer for various corporations, groups, and organizations, including Hilton Hotels, On Deck Capital, the American Heart Association, Blue Wolf Capital, Consumer Eyes, Inscape 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 dining out, working out, visiting farmer’s markets, cooking, traveling and being outdoors. Oh, yes, she also enjoys cocktails, coffee and chocolate!