Elisabetta Politi M.P.H., R.D., C.D.E., L.D.N.

Elisabetta Politi

Elisabetta Politi is nutrition director at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center. She has over 18 years experience as a registered dietitian. Originally from Northern Italy, Politi moved to the United States in 1989. Her professional career has been dedicated to the prevention of chronic diseases through diet and weight management. Previous appointments include nutritionist/educator at Structure House in Durham, N.C., and consulting dietitian for long-term-care facilities. Politi enjoys teaching nutrition classes and doing cooking demonstrations. She is also a certified diabetes educator and works closely with diabetic patients. Politi holds a B.S. in food science and technology from the University of Milan and an M.P.H. in Public Health Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is treasurer for the North Carolina Dietetic Association and a past-president for the Durham Chapel Hill Dietetic Association. Politi has given several invited lectures and presentations. She has been interviewed by the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, The Discovery Health Channel, and several local television stations.

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