Inside the WELL Summit: Meet Allison Knott, Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Consultant, Speaker + Writer
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Allison Knott, MS, RDN, CSSD is a registered dietitian and board certified specialist in sports nutrition based in New York City. She’s an experienced nutrition consultant, speaker and writer, with a demonstrated history working in the food and beverage industry supporting corporate wellness initiatives. Allison has been featured in multiple television segments and in national publications including EatingWell, POPSUGAR, TIME Health, Shape and Boston Magazine. In 2016, she started ANEWtrition, a consulting practice dedicated to delivering authentic, relatable and consistent nutrition and wellness solutions. Allison Knott will be bringing her deep knowledge of nutrition to the WELL Summit in Brooklyn on October 5 & 6.
What does wellness mean to you, Allison?
As a registered dietitian, my primary focus is food and nutrition, but I recognize that this is only a piece of total wellness. I believe that nutrition shouldn’t be overwhelming, food shouldn’t come with guilt and nourishing your body should also nourish your well-being.
What is Allison Knott best known for?
I am a registered dietitian and my expertise is food, nutrition and interpreting the nutrition science into simple, straight-forward messages that people can use in their daily lives. However, I recognize that studying nutrition science is on-going and I continue to learn every day. I may have years of experience as a dietitian, but sometimes I feel like I am just getting started. This is one of the many reasons why I love the field. There is always new science and new information to be shared.
What is your favorite ritual for health?
If I can get vegetables in my breakfast then I feel like I’ve started the day off well. That might not be a ritual, more of a habit. I also make sure to sweat on a regular basis, preferably in a spin class, but I’ve been known to run and swim as well. I enjoy the individual challenge and the opportunity to clear my head. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a tendency to worry—staying active helps me manage stress.
What are you hoping to empower WELL Summit attendees with?
It’s my hope that attendees to the Summit will walk away feeling confident when navigating the crowded space of nutrition messages so prevalent on social media and in the news today. I hope that any attendee who feels overwhelmed will leave with a better understanding that empowers them to make decisions that align with their health goals.
What quote inspires you?
This is a tough one because so many quotes inspire me, but if I had to choose just one it would be “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” This has always stuck with me because it helps to frame my thoughts in a way that doesn’t set a limitation. Just try it—what is the worst that can happen? You might hear a “no,” you might actually fail at whatever you tried or you might hear a “yes” and succeed, but you won’t know until you do it. This inspires me to keep trying and see what happens.
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