Carol D'Anca, MS, CNS, LDN is an integrative nutritionist, author, public speaker and founder of The Academy of Plant Based Nutrition and Cooking School. Her special areas of interest are preventing and reversing chronic illness through dietary intervention.
Carol D’Anca is a board-certified and licensed nutrition practitioner in Highland Park, Il for the past 8 years. Her unique combination of offering both the scientific and practical application of nutrition has made her a sought-after nutrition counselor and public speaker for both community and professional healthcare groups. She is often referred to as a public health nutritionist.
Additionally, she is the author of the bestselling book “Real Food for Healthy People; a recipe and resource guide,” founder of “The Academy of Plant Based Nutrition and Cooking” and host of an annual lifestyle and “Blue Zone” excursion to the Amalfi Coast of Italy where her family of origin resides. An honors graduate at the University of WI in biology and chemistry, she then earned a Master of Clinical Nutrition Degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Health and Science/The Chicago Medical School.
Her area of specialization is the prevention and possible reversal of cardiovascular disease, the major cause of mortality in the U.S., and also counsels on prevention of all major chronic illnesses including hypertension, type II diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Carol is the recipient of the 2017 Discovery Award by Indie Books for her book, “Real Food for Healthy People,” currently offered on Amazon, and is the recent recipient of the 2019 Leonardo da Vinci award for her contribution to medicine.
Her professional associations include the American Nutrition Association, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Union of Concerned Scientists and the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists. Carol is currently authoring her third book; “Real Food for Tiny Humans,” nutrition for infants and toddlers, while also collaborating with a cardiologist and pediatrician. More information can be accessed at: www.foodnotmeds.com