Toby Smithson, RD, LDN, CDE
Toby Smithson is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, and national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association). She is a certified diabetes educator, and holds a certificate of training in adult weight management.
Smithson is the founder of DiabetesEveryDay.com, an online guidance and support resource for people with diabetes, where she shares strategies and tools for self-managing diabetes, mixing her professional expertise with her personal experience successfully managing her own diabetes for 45 years. Smithson has developed and implemented diabetes support groups for high school teens, women's health presentations, child nutrition programming and worksite wellness programs. She is a columnist for the Daily Herald, a Chicago suburban paper. Smithson is the co-author of Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies by Wiley Publishing scheduled to be released October 28, 2013.
She is also active in several diabetes advocacy groups, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Legislative Diabetes Caucus Foundation. In 2009, she was awarded the Illinois Dietetic Association's Outstanding Dietitian award. She is a past president of the Illinois Dietetic Association, and continues to hold leadership positions at the state level. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, she is finishing her MSNW (Masters of Science in Nutrition and Wellness) at Benedictine University in May 2014.
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