After learning about how food and exercise are tied together I set on a journey to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. I want to play a role in providing the best evidence-based information that is accessible, understandable, and high-quality and that will empower a positive lifestyle.
Jonathan Valdez, RDN, CDCES, CPT is a registered dietitian nutritionist. He currently works with a health insurance company in managed long-term care, and counseling telephonically. Valdez runs his private practice, Genki Nutrition, which specializes in nutrition communications, consulting, and wellness. Before becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist, he was a diet technician, where he won Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year in Hawai'i and then in Illinois.
Valdez is also the New York City and Long Island Media Rep for the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics while working in various capacities for commodities assisting with marketing strategies and crisis management. When not helping with nutrition communications, he is blogging, creating recipes, and doing food photography.
Valdez has been featured in Food Network, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Shape Magazine, Women's Health, Eat This, Not That, Parade, and Daily Mail.
He received his bachelor of science in food science & human nutrition at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa— continued his education for a master of business administration at the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University in Chicago, Illinois. During his studies, he traveled to Perú and South Africa where he gained humbling experiences aiding communities with different cultures, beliefs, and values while making nutrition both understandable and accessible.
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