About

About Keith

Today’s Dietitian magazine called me “Master of Myth-Busting”

I’m a #Factivist”!  I bust myths, minimize misinformation, and neutralize negatives.  Stories that incite fear are appalling, whether they come from websites, popular media, health professionals, or anywhere else. 

Food Philosophy

“It’s not nutrition until you eat it!  Taste matters, and I know it because it matters to me, too.  I may be a nutritionist but I’m also a “foodie”, and indulgence is an important part of enjoying my life.  We can eat healthfully, but also eat well, and the two can live in the same space.

My indulgence mantra: It’s all about balance. Example: I’d never recommend a diet or eating style that wouldn’t allow for an ounce of dark chocolate every day.  Indeed, there is no food you love that you have to banish forever. Enough said?

There are lots of serious stories about nutrition and food, but in any world, there also has to be an equal amount of fun and enjoyment with food.  The world is round.  So is www.cuttothechasenutrition.com” 

My Bio

I’m Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where I had a clinical practice for over 30 years, for families and children with special needs.

I also work in the private sector on nutrition and lifestyle initiatives.  Among my favorites:

  • Co-developed a highly regarded global nutrition policy for the Walt Disney Corporation in 2006.  We updated the guidelines in 2012, launched with the endorsement of the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama.

I’m on the editorial board of numerous journals, currently  Childhood Obesity.

I communicate evidence-based nutrition information:

  • As national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 9 years, I participated in over 1500 interviews on TV, radio, print & digital media.
  • Appeared on virtually every network morning & evening newscast, including NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning, providing expert commentary on timely nutrition issues.

I advocate for “nutrition factivism”!  A few examples:

  • Testified before Congress, in 2004, against the marketing of diet pills to children.
  • Co-authored the American Dietetic Association’s 2002 position paper on food and nutrition myths and misinformation.
  • I write for the The Doctor’s Tablet, a blog of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, awarded “Best Non-Profit Blog”.
  • I’ve written many invited Op-Ed pieces for electronic and print media.

Educational background:

  • Doctorate in Nutrition Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College,
  • Master’s in Human Nutrition from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons,
  • Bachelors in Nutrition Science at the University of California at Davis.

I live with my partner of 30 years and two rescued greyhounds.  We divide our time between Manhattan and San Francisco.  And I think there’s no better snack than a cappuccino and some well-made, very dark, chocolate.

Dr. Keith Ayoob

My Promise

  • Recommendations will always be based on sound science.
  • I’m evidence-based!  I’ll “cut to the science” by giving you links to studies that support my statements.
  • Real language, not “nutrition-ese”. This site is called “cut-to-the-chase” for a reason.
  • I’m about nutrition science, but APPLIED science. That means it’s practical, common-sense talk about food.
  • If I give you my opinion, you’ll know it.  Distinguishing it from the science is ethical. 

“CuttotheChaseNutrition.com” embodies what I’ve spent most of my professional career doing: taking the complex nutrition studies and translating them into easy-to-understand terms.  If you can understand it, you can do it.