Pamela M. Smith, R.D.'s Bio:
Pamela Smith, RD, is a nationally known nutritionist and energy coach, culinary consultant and best-selling author, and the creator of The S.M.A.R.T. Weigh® Strategy through which thousands of people have won back their health and energy. She provides wellness coaching to professional, corporate, and life athletes -- from the NBA's Shaquille O'Neal and various NBA Teams, the PGA’s Larry Nelson and Brad Faxon to the top corporate executives nationwide.
Smith has pioneered the concept of healthy menu options since 1986 when she co-created “Cuisine Naturelle” for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, and has guided the executive and culinary development teams at Darden Restaurants, Walt Disney World, McDonald’s, Four Seasons, and Ruby Tuesday’s to the forefront of healthy menu choices for their dining guests.
Smith began her private practice of nutritional counseling in 1978, one of the original private dietetics practices in the US. Since then, she has brought her message of embracing wellness as a way of life to hundreds of thousands through her books, private practice, Web site, seminars, workshops, and her radio feature “Living Well” which airs daily on 800 radio stations across North America and in seven foreign countries. Her website (www.pamsmith.com) has over 6,000 visitors each week, and her on-line newsletter adds over 500 new subscribers each month, currently reaching 35,000. She travels and speaks extensively, being a frequent speaker for top corporations and associations including the American Dental Association, American Orthodontic Association, American Society of Hypertension, American Cardiology Conference and the American Bankers Association.
Smith hosted her own TV show for four years, including the popular High on Health television program for FOX television’s The Health Network for 2 years, and is also a favorite guest on NBC’s Today show, the Food Network, DIY, CNN News, Lifetime Television, Fox Family and Friends, MSNBC, Focus on the Family, and countless radio shows.
Smith is the author of 13 published books and many articles and columns for magazines, newspapers and websites. Her best-selling books include Eat Well-Live Well, Food for Life, The Healthy Living Cookbook, The Energy Edge, The Smart Weigh – and her newest, Take Charge of the Change.
Smith received her degree in nutrition from Florida State University and completed her American Dietetic Association Internship at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Continuing professional education has been done at The Cooper Aerobic Institute and Harvard Medical School. The Florida Medical Association has awarded Smith it’s “Florida’s Recognized Dietitian” and “Excellence in Medical Journalism” awards.
Visit Pamela M.'s website at www.pamsmith.com