Symposium Session: Workshop: Ask the Expert: Responding Responsibly to Media Queries

Do you want to improve your work with the media or are you just starting to work with the media? Have you been contacted by the media for comment and didn’t know what to do or want more guidance on how to respond?

Join fellow dietitian, media expert, and Wall Street Journal best-selling cookbook author, Toby Amidor, for a 2-hour workshop to learn the art and science of building relationships with the media. Understand how to educate the consumer with nutrition facts that combat fiction and fads. Toby will share her experience on how to get started working with the media and will explain trusted techniques and best practices that control the message and the interview — from creating sound bites and quotes that make the story interesting, to helping navigate questions and responses on controversial nutrition topics.

Attendees will come together over a selection of appetizers, and group activities and individual feedback will be provided to each participant by Toby. Pre- and post-work will be a part of the workshop and must be completed in its entirety in a timely fashion. Participants will receive 2 CEUs for workshop attendance and the opportunity to earn an additional 12 CEUs upon completion of the RD Career Jumpstart Leadership & Communication Workshop (virtual), to which workshop attendees will receive complimentary post-Symposium access.

This is not a webinar or course for purchase - this is a module for credit claiming for our 2023 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our Symposium; however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.

Learning Objectives

After the workshop, nutrition professionals will be able to:

  1. Implement techniques and best practices when handling media queries.
  2. Respond to nutrition-related media queries using balanced and scientifically-sound research.
  3. Communicate and disseminate nutrition information and messages with confidence and actively correct misinformation, especially on controversial nutrition topics.

Additional Information

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2.1.3, 2.2.3, 4.1.2, 4.2.1
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Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND, is a veteran in the food and nutrition industry with 20 years of experience. She is the founder of Toby Amidor Nutrition, where she provides nutrition and food safety consulting services for individuals, restaurants, and food brands. For 12 years, she has been the nutrition expert for and a founding contributor to its Healthy Eats blog. She is a regular contributor to U.S. News & World Report Eat + Run blog, Muscle & Fitness online,,, and, and she has her own “Ask the Expert” column in Today’s Dietitian magazine. Toby has been quoted in hundreds of national publications and appears on television regularly. For the past 11 years, she has also been an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.  In 2018, Toby was honored with the Media Excellence Award awarded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Toby is a Wall Street Journal best-selling cookbook author of nine cookbooks, with her 10th scheduled to be released in October 2023, titled, Up Your Veggies: Flexitarian Recipes for the Whole Family. Read more about all of Toby’s books at

Toby trained as a clinical dietitian at New York University. Through ongoing consulting and faculty positions, she has established herself as one of the top experts in culinary nutrition, food safety, and nutrition communications.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND, has the following relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose: she is a spokesperson for CocoaVia. View our disclosure policy

National Dairy Council via Dairy Management Inc. #20077, has been approved by the CDR to offer 2.0 CPEUs for this activity.

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