Major League Nutrition Show Master Chef Finalist Nick DiGiovanni breaks the internet with TikTok, travel and what’s coming out of his chef sleeves next!

On this episode, Nicole Chenard interviews Nick DiGiovanni, a chef on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram with 14 million followers. He was selected to Forbes 30 under 30, a finalist on MasterChef Season 10, and has several business ventures including Osmo Salt. Nick DiGiovanni is one of TikTok’s top U.S. food creators with 8 million followers and more than 250 million monthly views. He was the youngest-ever finalist on MasterChef and finished third during Season 10. He’s worked in several restaurants including a 3 Michelin Star restaurant called Benu in San Francisco, CA. The Harvard graduate is currently deferring his enrollment in Harvard Business School’s 2+2 program so he can focus on growing his brand and several ongoing projects.

Nicole has personally known Nick since he interned for her while she was creating nutrition programs for Massachusetts General Hospital and serving as the Wellness Director at theJohn Nagle Co.As an outstanding intern, he also helped her with the Boston Fisheries Foundation’sBoston Seafood Festivalseveral years back. Since Nick is such a big star now, Nicole likes to joke around that she produced his first video, which is onYouTube. Nick and Nicole produced their own nutrition video without the help of professionals (we’ve come a long way!) and had a lot of fun recording it. Created for 9/11 veterans and their families, the video,“Improve Your Mood with Food,”describes the benefits of specific foods and nutrients for emotional wellbeing, as in decreasing depression and anxiety and increasing calm and happy. If you haven’t checked it out yet, it’s on YouTube, listed on theMajor League Nutritionchannel. We hope you like it!

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Nicole earned her bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Simmons College while working as a Personal Trainer at Boston Sports Clubs and Gold's Gym. While at Simmons College, she competed in crew, ice hockey and cheerleading. She went on to earn her master's degree in Applied Nutrition with a concentration in Fitness from Northeastern University. Between undergraduate school and graduate school, Nicole completed one year of service under the auspices of AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas as a Wellness Coordinator at a K-12 public charter school. Nicole completed her Dietetic Internship through Wellness Workdays to gain experience in Clinical Dietetics, Community Nutrition, Long Term Care Nutrition, Food Service Management, Corporate Wellness, Private Nutrition Counseling, and Sports Dietetics. Nicole worked as a Research Assistant at Tufts University for a Preliminary Investigation of Civic Engagement as a Novel Approach to Behavior Change and Body Weight Improvement in African American Females: The Change Club Study. Nicole recently launched the clinical and fitness nutrition programs for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital's Home Base Program. For the past few years, Nicole has increased wellness programs at the John Nagle Co. in Boston's Seaport District, bringing in fitness instructors, yoga instructors, the American Heart Association, healthy restaurant options, and health screenings to a diverse population of fisheries workers. More recently, Nicole worked on the Framingham State Food Study with Boston Children's Hospital and is currently working on the Breast Cancer Weight Loss Study with Dana Farber. Nicole continues to help deployed service members and their spouses and partners find and create new avenues for healthy lifestyles before, during, and after deployment. Nicole has experience counseling veterans, professional, adult and college athletes, and individuals and families looking to make changes in their routines to better their health. Nicole lives an active lifestyle and this year completed the Boston Marathon injury and cramp-free. Nicole enjoys educating individuals and groups. Some of the topics she teaches include: Choosing Foods to Improve Your Mood, Eating for Exercise, How to Navigate the Grocery Store, Eat This not That, Building a Balanced Meal, How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off, and Finding Health Sources You Can Trust.

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