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Jonathan Valdez MBA, RDN, CDN

Jonathan Valdez MBA, RDN, CDN

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  • Jonathan Valdez is a New York City-based Telehealth Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Nutrition Communications expert, and named Top Pro by Diet Spotlight from 2017-2018.
  • He is also the Owner and Founder of Genki Nutrition.
  • He is a Certified Personal Trainer, with specializations in Gerontological Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Diabetes, Lactation, Weight Loss and Case Management.


Valdez has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist since 2014. He currently works with a health insurance company in Managed Long-Term Care, counseling telephonically. In 2017, Valdez began his private practice, Genki Nutrition, specializing in nutrition communications, consulting, and wellness. From 2018, Valdez has been the Food Director and Assistant Photographer for the premium lifestyle magazine, Guild Magazine.

Education & Board Certifications

He received his Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Human Nutrition at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa— continued his education for a Master of Business Administration at the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University in Chicago, Illinois. During his studies, he traveled to Perú and South Africa where he gained an appreciation of different cultures and made nutrition both understandable and accessible to all walks of life.

He is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition, Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, Board Certified Case Manager, Certified Diabetes Educator, and American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer.

A Word from the Author

Valdez' passion for nutrition began in Hawai'i, where he grew up in a diverse culture surrounded by the spirit of Aloha. When his grandmother suffered from Type 2 Diabetes, he didn't realize how diet and exercise played a role in both prevention and disease management. After understanding how food and exercise are tied together he set his journey to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  The problem he found, was access to high-quality health professionals who change the behaviors of the public.