David Grotto MS, RDN, LDN

Senior Nutrition Manager
Morningstar Farms®


Dave's entrée into the world of nutrition started nearly 30 years ago when he began working in the natural foods business. While owning and operating his own natural food store, Dave attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduated with honors, and became a registered dietitian. He completed his Masters in Nutrition and Wellness with a concentration in entrepreneurship from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

With a strong interest in communications, Dave pursued a broadcasting career and hosted a live radio show on health and nutrition for over 10 years and also a local television show. He proudly served as a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for over six years and has generated millions of impressions via print, digital and broadcast media throughput his career.

As a clinician who has provided "doable" solutions for individuals and families using everyday foods, Dave was inspired to write the acclaimed book, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, which is now featured in 18 different languages. His second book, 101 Optimal Life Foods, with a foreword written by Montel Williams, debuted in January of 2010 and his latest book, Best Things You Can Eat, launched in January 2013. He also contributed to The Hungry Girl Diet (2014), by Lisa Lillien, which ranked #1 in both Amazon and the New York Times Best Seller lists. Dave is also a freelance writer, serves as an advisor to Fitness magazine.

Dave now serves as the Senior Nutrition Manager for both the Frozen Foods and Specialty Channels Divisions of Kellogg's. He provides nutrition, regulatory and claims guidance for Morningstar Farms®, Gardenburger® and Eggo® brands and for the commercial and non-commercial channels.

Dave lives in Elmhurst Illinois with his wife Sharon; three daughters Chloe, Katie and Madison; and two female cats.


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