Maggie Moon, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian, author, and health communications specialist with past lives as university faculty and supermarket RD.
She currently works for The Wonderful Company, sharing the health benefits of wholesome foods, from pistachios to pomegranates.
Previously, she led health and wellness initiatives for America’s leading profitable online grocer, FreshDirect.com, spearheading a new budget-friendly healthy foods campaign, revamping the gluten-free department, developing a robust sustainable seafood program, and securing company-wide participation and compliance with the National Salt Reduction Initiative.
As an educator, Ms. Moon was an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College in the City of New York, in both undergraduate and graduate programs. She also developed and implemented nutrition curricula for NYC public schools.
Maggie Moon was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, then went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Education from Columbia University Teachers College. She completed her clinical training at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell; and has community training from United Way of NYC, Columbia Head Start, and the Healthy Schools, Healthy Families program of the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian.
Prior to her nutrition training, Maggie Moon was a professional Lindy hop dancer and winner of multiple national and international championship titles including World Champion (Munich, 2000). She choreographed award-winning routines, taught and performed around the world: Amsterdam, Chicago, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and more. Today, she counts aerial silks, lyra, dance trapeze, hammock, contemporary dance, and cooking among her artistic endeavors.
New Yorkers for more than a decade before switching coasts, Moon and her husband are based in Los Angeles as of 2012.