Anti-Diet Dietitian. Nutrition Educator. Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.

Nutritionist America
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Meet the Doc

Disrupting Diet Culture.

I’m Dr. Amy Porto, and in a perfect world, I’d be out of business. My company would be on a perpetual vacation because health fads and diet trends would no longer be a thing. Science-based nutrition would be the standard as a healthy way of life, and you’d feel 100% confident in making healthy food choices all the time — because you’d have the knowledge to help you make informed decisions, recognize diet culture traps, and trust your body’s needs. 

Unfortunately, we are still living in a world where diet culture — and this idea of “eat this” and “don’t eat that” — exists in our every day. So, while my little island getaway may have to wait for now, the good news is that I’m here to help — and I love what I do. 

I earned my BS in Biochemistry from Muhlenberg College in 1997 and became a Registered Dietitian through the Maricopa County Department of Public Health Dietetic Internship in 2000 before earning my PhD in Nutrition Science at Penn State University in 2004.

For nearly 20 years as a college professor, I’ve been breaking down complex information in the fields of food science and biochemistry for my students. And I want to do the same for you.

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I know that sometimes even the most common-sense scientific approach to food can quickly become confusing and frustrating. How could it not be? We are constantly inundated with conflicting — and oftentimes just plain wrong — information.

While diet trends and gimmicks have come and gone over these last two decades, evidence-based nutrition science has stood the test of time. And this is exactly why I’ve chosen to take my knowledge and experience from the classroom to the masses. 

“You shouldn’t have to dedicate your life to earning a PhD in nutrition science to decode food labels at the grocery store and put together satisfying meals!”

How I Work

Values that Drive My Work

How I Work

Values that Drive My Work

Science, Not Hype

My approach is based on objective scientific principles that have been rigorously researched and done so with integrity, combined with an understanding that science evolves, and answers aren’t always black and white — it depends on you, your goals, and what you want to get out of our work together.

Inclusive Nutrition

I teach evidence-based nutrition through an anti-diet, weight-inclusive, social and food justice lens — fully aware that my experience is not always your experience and fully intentional about creating a more inclusive approach to nutrition.

Common Sense Practices

Our work together involves simple and easy-to-integrate common sense practices around food — things that are relatable and hold up in real life. No diet fads. No impractical rules and restrictions. Just a little common sense.

Words Matter

The words we use to describe food matter. Often, how we talk about food is what we think about ourselves — and others. Food has no moral value. And you are inherently worthy and of value regardless of the food choices you make.

The Choice is Yours

While guiding you and providing resources to help support you on this journey is part of our work together, what I want most for you is absolute freedom of choice — the ability to break free from diet culture influences and feel empowered to make informed decisions about how you want to live and what you want to eat.


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