Betsy Berthin belongs to a new generation of dietitians—schooled in the latest principles of nutritional theory, but pragmatic enough to realize that nutrition has to fit into a person’s lifestyle and background. “I can’t ask you to conform your eating habits to my philosophy,” says Betsy. “My job is to help you eat better within the context of you life.”
Born in Miami, Betsy attended Palmetto High School (class of 1990) and graduated from Ithaca College in Upstate New York in 1994, with a degree in marketing and a minor in nutrition. In 2002, she received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University. She graduated suma cum laude.
Throughout the 1990’s, Betsy worked on the award-winning, eight-volume High-Flavor, Low-Fat Cookbook series and Healthy Latin Cooking (and the Spanish version, Sazon y Sabor), written by her step-father, Steven Raichlen. She assisted with the nutritional analysis and testing of more than 1000 recipes. She currently works part-time at Mount Sinai Hospital, consults for the Mandarin Oriental Spa, and spends the greater amount of her time and resources counseling private clients and corporations on the benefits of a healthy diet both physically and emotionally. She is currently writing a monthly syndicated column for Tribune Media Services on health and nutrition. In addition, she has become the dietitian for the South Beach Food and Wine Festival’s Fun and Fit as a Family as well as the official dietitian for the Miami Heat NBA franchise.
Betsy is affiliated with the Miami Herald, has appeared on Channel 7 News and is quoted in numerous health and spa magazines including Men’s Health and Spa Magazine.
Betsy is an avid sports buff. Upon graduation from college, she landed the dream job of Director of Retail Operations for the Miami Heat Basketball Team. She maintains a rigorous exercise schedule and is a certified instructor for AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America).
Betsy lives in Coconut Grove with her husband and daughter and her dream is to help America become a healthier place to eat and live.