Ask a Dietitian: Do CHEF classes promote fad diets?


Did you know that millions of Americans each year fall prey to “fad” diets promising weight loss or better health. Conflicting claims, testimonials, and so called “experts” can confuse even the most educated consumer. The bottom line is simple, if a diet or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is a fad diet. The CHEF program is based on sound medical principles which consider the latest scientific studies, recommendations by medical and scientific organizations, and is coordinated by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, registered dietitians, trained nutritionists, and Chefs.

Have a question about food or nutrition? Ask our CHEF experts for advice. Our team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, are available to provide their knowledge of common sense nutrition and practical cooking skills.

It is important to discuss these dietary suggestions and information with your own doctor to confirm that it will present no risk to you personally. Your doctor’s medical advice is particularly important if you’re currently taking medications for diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or any other metabolic disorders.

The nutritional information on this site is intended to be educational information for the general public. It is not medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment with respect to any individual. As individual circumstances vary, you should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read on this Web site