Friday, October 3, 2008

In January of 2008, David Grotto, RD published his groundbreaking encyclopedia of powerhouse foods, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life (Bantam; 2008). In its 8th printing in the U.S., available in the U.K. with foreign language rights sold in nine languages to date, 101 Foods has become the must have food guide for consumers and professionals everywhere. Utilizing innovative state-of-the-art technology, Dave takes 101 Foods to the Internet with the launch of his groundbreaking video-centric website brings the foods featured in Dave’s book “to life” in beautifully produced, high definition videos with exciting new information, research, food-lore, history, health and the healing benefits of the 101 Foods, plus absolutely delicious recipes in addition to the ones featured in his book. You’ll find accompanying Bonus Material to augment each video, Dave’s Raves, a continuously updated list of recommended products and services, Dave’s Blog, and links to sponsors’ websites for even more great information and recipes. You can also join the 101 Foods community where you can send your comments, exchange information, recipes, or simply make friends. is dedicated to providing evidence-based nutrition information along with the latest emerging science to improve health in an engaging and state-of-the-art website, one delicious bite at a time.
Major sponsors of include:

Ponte Fresco Restaurants in Chicago, Illinois and San Juan, Puerto Rico -
Select Milk Producers in Clovis, New Mexico and Eagle, Idaho -
Fair Oaks Farms Dairy of Fair Oaks, Indiana -
Berry Chill Yogurt Couture of Chicago, Illinois -

Participating Sponsors of include:
Washington Red Raspberry Commission -
California Dried Plum Board -
PepsiCo/Quaker Oatmeal -

About David Grotto, RD, LDN

David Grotto, RD, LDN comes from the natural foods industry where he owned and operated his own natural food store for over 25 years. His work led him to become a registered dietitian and after several years of working as a clinical dietitian, Dave started Nutrition Housecall, LLC, a nutrition consulting firm that provides nutrition communications, lecturing and consulting services, and also offers personalized at-home dietary services. In 2008, he published his first groundbreaking encyclopedia of powerhouse foods, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life (Bantam; 2008).

Dave hosted his own live radio show for over 10 years called Let’s Talk Health, CHICAGO! and went on to serve as a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for over six years. He has been featured in numerous radio and television programs such as You the Owners Manual radio program with Dr. Roizen and the Montel Williams Show and iVillage Live. He also co-hosted the national television program, Health & Lifestyles, Weekly and is now the Host and Executive Producer of

Dave also is a nutrition advisor to Fitness magazine and writes the featured column, “Ask the Guy-a-titian” in Chicago Wellness Magazine. He has appeared in numerous national magazines including Quick & Simple, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Self, Woman’s Health, Woman’s Day, Body & Soul, Ladies Home Journal, Weight Watchers, More, and Prevention. He is a professional spokesperson and is involved in public relations and advertising campaigns for select commodity boards and healthy products.

One of Dave’s passions is improving the health of children through good nutrition. He is the advisory board chair for Produce for Kids® and PBS Kids™ health initiative. Dave also lectures extensively on the benefits of humor and laughter therapy and is a Certified Laughter Leader, receiving further training in improvisation from The Second City in Chicago. He lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife, three daughters and two-female dogs making him an expert on the subject of “unopposed” estrogen.

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