David Feder, RDN

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist

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  • The University of Texas at Austin: RD plus all coursework and research toward PhD, nutrition science and biochemistry; food science


  • BNP Media: Executive Editor-Technical, Prepared Foods magazineExecutive Editor-Technical, Prepared Foods magazine
  • Prepared Foods magazine-BNP Media. Inc: Executive Editor-Technical
  • S/F/B Communications Group: Founder
  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (American Dietetic Assn.): Member
  • School of Hard Knocks Unlimited: Life Student
  • Bauer Publishing/First for Women magazine: Food and Nutrition Editor
  • First for Women magazine (Bauer Publishing USA): Nutrition and Food Editor
  • Putman Media: Managing Editor
  • Meredith Corp: Senior Food & Nutrition Editor
  • University of Texas at Austin: Lab Instructor, Research Assistant, Teaching AssistantLab Instructor, Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant
  • Multiple newspapers and magazines: freelance writer/editor
  • Dallas (and Austin) restaurant scene: Chef

Licenses & Certifications

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist


David Feder, RDN, has been a food, nutrition and health journalist for 26 years. In spite of an academic background that began with psychology and biblical archaeology, David cut his teeth as a celebrated chef in Texas during the 1970s and 1980s, helping pioneer Haute-health & fusion cuisines in high-end restaurants and hotels.

In the 1990s he became a registered dietitian while completing research and coursework toward a Ph.D. in nutrition biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin.

Along the way, he taught food science and nutrition while practicing as a nutrition counselor.