About Michelle Dudash, RD
Media nutritionist and nutrition spokesperson
Michelle enjoys teaching and entertaining the public in easy to understand sound bites about healthy eating. She has appeared nationally on Better, FOX and Friends, Cavuto and Radio Disney and appears monthly on Arizona Midday (NBC affiliate) and also on Good Morning Arizona Weekend (3TV) . Writers frequently quote her in publications such as Prevention, USAToday.com, Time.com, MSN.com, Family Circle and Woman’s Day. Michelle has written for Shape.com, FoodNetwork.com, SELF.com and Raising Arizona Kids. She has been a recipe developer for Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Today’s Diet & Nutrition, Betty Crocker and major food companies. She also developed recipes for a New York Times bestselling cookbook. Michelle has interviewed celebrities including Star Jones, Hoda Kotb, Giuliana Rancic and United States Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA. Michelle has a strong television presence and partners as a nutrition spokesperson with food brands.
Food and nutrition speaker
Michelle is a sought after chef nutritionist who continues to prove her skill and accessibility. She motivates audiences of employees to live a healthier lifestyle as a public nutrition speaker at companies such as Wells Fargo and Triwest Healthcare Alliance. She inspires and educates chefs, dietitians and food companies about how to make their menus healthier, and has worked with organizations such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets. Michelle has consulted on providing balanced and delicious food for institutions such as ARAMARK’s corporate dining programs and the Federal School Lunch Program. Michelle guest lectures at Arizona State University.
Nutrition and culinary expert
Michelle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. degree in dietetics and a few years later she earned her toque from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale. Drawing on this expertise, Michelle went on to teach at the Arizona Culinary Institute.
Active in the community
Active in her profession, she has served in many levels of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where she received the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award. She currently serves as president of the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and mentors more than 10 dietetic interns per year. Michelle is also a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Les Dames d’ Escoffier, an invitation-only professional and philanthropic organization. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, she finds balance as a mom living with her husband and 3-year-old daughter and enjoys good food, exercise and traveling.