I currently live in Brooklyn, NY, but I’m originally from a small town in eastern Tennessee. Don’t worry, I am surviving New York. (I knew you were going to ask.)
I love food - how cultures interact with food, its history, its nutrients, our beliefs about food - everything. To me, a perfectly normal daily activity is to walk around a food market and eat. I will plan vacations around the food. I enjoy shopping for food, cooking a delicious meal, and reading about food and nutrition. All of this with the backdrop of a few important principles:
Food should be enjoyed. Eating something you hate in the name of health is missing the point.
There is a place for all foods.
Nutrition science is the cornerstone of my message. It is independent of my personal actions and my preferences will never guide my recommendations.
So, my job is to help you bring this together in a way that helps you feel your best while also honoring your taste buds, your culture,
and your food access.
I am also passionate about Making it Easier to Live Well which is why I created ANEW Well Nutrition. You can learn more about that here. And if you really want to learn the nitty gritty details in my professional bio, check it out below.
Allison Knott, MS, RDN, CSSD is a registered dietitian and board certified specialist in sports nutrition based in New York City. She has a demonstrated history working in the food and beverage industry supporting corporate wellness initiatives. Her sports nutrition experience ranges from working with collegiate athletes on proper fueling to providing food and nutrition program support for a variety of professional sports teams. Allison is an experienced nutrition consultant and speaker. She has been featured in multiple television segments and in national publications including EatingWell, POPSUGAR, TIME Health, Shape, MyFitnessPal, Aaptiv, Healthline, Bicycling, and Boston Magazine. Allison is a self-taught cook and is a pro at avoiding meal prep. You can find her making meals on the fly and regularly sharing her recipe-less cooking on social media.
Allison received her bachelors of science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga which was followed by a dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She went on to complete a master of science in Nutrition Communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, MA. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has served as the Assistant Editor of the Wellness and Cardiovascular subunit newsletter for the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and as the President of the Chattanooga Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.