Debra Waldoks, MPH, RDN

Debra Waldoks is a US Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with a Master's Degree in Public Health, and additional training in Functional Nutrition. She has a private practice in Israel and is an adjunct nutrition professor at Hebrew University, where she is teaching Maternal and Child Nutrition. Debra is also an evidence analyst for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her nutrition specialties include weight loss, perinatal nutrition, Fertility & PCOS, gestational diabetes, vegetarian diets, and pediatric nutrition. She currently lives in Israel with her husband and three children. Prior to moving to Israel, she lived in New York City, where she maintained a private practice and implemented public health programs for women and children, including two initiatives for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (one at Rikers Island Women's Prison and one in the South Bronx for NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation).

The goal of the Beyond Prenatals blog is to encourage and empower parents to learn more about nutrition during preconception, pregnancy, and early childhood.

New website coming soon: www.Checkboxdiet.com!!

Feel free to send Debra a message at debra@beyondprenatals.com

Testimonials from my clients:

“I really, really, really wanted to thank you. To thank you for being you – so knowledgeable and insanely understanding. Things are going so well, I feel really on track and in control!!   Over the last few months, something has completely changed within me and I really owe it to our time together.  I’m proud of myself – of where I am now – and of the path I’m on. I really owe all of those changes to you so I just wanted to give you a proper thank you. I am so incredibly grateful that I finally reached out and we started our sessions.  JY

Doing well. I wanted to let you know that I really love the check box diet. It works for me! I have been doing it for three days now and it is very interesting. I’m learning a lot, I love the process. I feel I got to you at the right time in my life! I love learning from you!!!!  RKG
"Diet is still going really well, weight is slowly coming off and as long as I stick to the program and get enough sleep my skin is good too. It's so nice to finally be secure in the knowledge and have confidence in what food I should be eating and what's good for me" - Lauren M.

"It's going well and I'm really happy (which is good! Definitely the happiest I've ever been 7 weeks postpartum! By far."- Sarah Q.

"It just took me 10 mins to eat 3 dates and 5 Brazil nuts. Before meeting you, I could eat a whole meal in 10 mins! Also, I have never eaten this many vegetables before! And I've been sitting down to eat all my food. Also I lost 3 pounds." -Melanie B.

"Thank you for helping me to do this, I am so relieved it is working. I think I am starting to feel like I could live with these changes and that is the most important bit." -Allie A.

"feel much better and i look much better (!)" -Anonymous

Student Reviews from Classes
"Debra has a sense of humor that added life to the class; she was also engaging and actively listened to our responses. The sessions were interactive and we discussed real issues." -Anonymous student review

"She is excellent and has the ability to communicate in a meaningful manner" -Anonymous student review

"The class was fascinating, rewarding, and even though there was a lot of material, the lectures were so engaging that I think everyone was constantly focused." -Anonymous review

"The course was great & interactive...it's never a dull moment in her class" - Anonymous student review

"Debra's classes are extremely good" – Anonymous review

"I learned so many practical things from this class. This is probably the most practical class I have ever taken" --Anonymous student review

"Debra has a great personality, she is a passionate teacher and shares her experience as a practitioner" --Anonymous student review

"A wonderful teacher with broader scientific perspective and she is really an amazing teacher to equip and encourage students!!!" --Anonymous student review

"Great teacher and could really feel how much she cared about the topics she was teaching. Every time I left class, I felt as if I learned so much new information." --Anonymous student review

Testimonials from Pediatric Clients (the parents)

"I found Debra's class very valuable. As a first-time parent I was feeling a bit clueless and stressed out about what and how to feed my son. Thanks to Debra, my husband and I are far more relaxed, mealtimes have become fun, and we're feeling far more confident about how to promote healthy eating now and in the future." -Shoshana
"Both my daughters tried baked salmon tonight (they've never eaten fish like that) and one really liked it and even my picky eater tried it, but didn't eat it.Thank you." Mimi T.
"I still refer to items listed in Debra's handout and read it every months for refresh or ideas" - ZR

This blog is dedicated to Debra's grandmother who taught her the importance of eating well during pregnancy, feeding children well, examining health news from multiple perspectives, and keeping our God-given bodies healthy.

Picture taken in an apple-core sculpture at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.