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Amanda Bontempo, MS, RD, CDN

Title: Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian, MS CDN

Foods I Love:

Chilies and hot peppers
Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

Foods I Avoid:

Nutrition bars
Diet products
Fruit juice and smoothies
Sugar substitutes
Cold cereal

My Story

My interest in food started when I was young because it was a passion of my family’s, so I really had no choice! While food is something we all engage in daily, I first became aware of food and the health impact of diet around junior high. Ever have those days when you feel sluggish and think, “it must have been something I ate?”  Those “off days” started to add up in high school and college and pushed me towards becoming a Dietitian to learn what to eat, when, why and how food choices can enhance health and wellbeing. Now I get to help others discover optimal nutrition, and to become an informed eater, an empowered eater!

Bio: I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Food and Nutrition and Master’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University. I completed a dietetic residency program in affiliation with Montefiore Medical Center successfully gaining a Registered Dietitian license and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist certification.  I have worked for 5+ years providing medical nutrition therapy in US News and World Reports acclaimed medical institutions including Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center, where I am presently. 

To learn more about Amanda, go to She tweets @AmandaBontempo and is on Instagram @amandabonbon

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