Maggie Moon is a published author with expertise in brain health nutrition, Korean food, and health communications.
She provides evidence-based food and nutrition solutions for optimal brain health delivered with cultural humility. Her focus is helping everyone strengthen their cognitive resilience through nutrition, and in this way add more life to years, from early life to older adulthood.
Moon is author of the Brain Health chapter in The Culinary Medicine Textbook (In press), lead author of the Medical Nutrition Therapy for Neurologic Disorders chapter in the latest editions of Krause’s Food and Nutrition Care Process (Elsevier, 2020, 2022), and best-selling author of The MIND Diet (Simon & Schuster, 2016, 2021). In 2020, she was recognized as a Champion of Wellness in the Healthy Aging category by VeryWell magazine.
As founder of Kimchi Curious, she has applied her professional and personal curiosity to connecting to her Korean roots through the kitchen. This has led her to educate health professionals and consumers on Korean food, culture, and the Korean American experience.
As a media authority on nutrition, she has reached millions with her nutrition advice as seen in GoodHouseKeeping, Men’s Health, Prevention, RealSimple, Women’s Health, Yahoo!, and more.
Moon is a registered dietitian with clinical training at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Education from Columbia University Teachers College, and culinary training from The New School of Cooking in Los Angeles. She and her husband live in Los Angeles, where she is working on her next book.
She has served on the Executive Committee of the American Dietetic Association’s Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (2008-2009), the Board for the Greater New York Dietetic Association (2010-2012), and from 2005-2007, Ms. Moon was editor of a publication focusing on nutrition, physiology and public health.