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Despina Hyde and Nutrition

American Obesity Center and Despina Hyde

Despina Hyde MS, RD, CDN, CDE -- Despina is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator in New York City. In addition to counseling patients, she enjoys working with the media, public speaking and writing. She frequently consults with New York-based companies to develop corporate wellness activities. She serves as the President of the Greater New York Dietetic Association. 

Despina fulfilled her dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in affiliation with Columbia University and Weill-Cornell Medical College. She holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Maryland. 

Despina believes “your health is your wealth,” and that good nutrition is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle that will lead to long-term wellbeing. Despina works with her clients to build a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s a business dinner at a restaurant or lunch in a college cafeteria, Despina believes in empowering clients to make the best choices in any situation -- eating for energy, maintaining a healthy weight, and most of all, to feel well. 

Despina was awarded Registered Young Dietitian of the Year Award in 2015 by the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, New York State Dietetic Association, and Obesity Action Coalition. She is a NYC Marathon finisher. When not seeing patients, Despina can be found running, traveling or cooking.