When it comes to nutrition, don't be fooled by misleading fads, ostensible self-help professionals or whatever the coolest "diet" is. Nutrition is a science for which we should take a scientific approach. Lately, there has been a lot of pseudo-science circulating from "counselors" who encourage things like "listening to inner wisdom" and interpreting cravings as signs of deficiencies. The Discerning Brute contributor, Matt Ruscigno has a Nutritional Science degree, a Public Health Nutrition degree, as well as certification as a Registered Dietitian- the only professional nutrition credential available, and he'll be speaking in New York City on April 3rd. He's not a guru, he's not a "coach" or "counselor" - he's a 16-year vegan athlete who races marathons, iron-man triathlons, 200+ mile cycling events and 24-hour races (see full athletic resume), and he wants to convince the most active and demanding among us that plant-based nutrition is not only possible for optimal for health, but it is also the most sustainable approach to nutrition, as well as one that addresses a serious social justice issue. Matthew is the Past-Chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has contributed to the best-selling cookbook 'Appetite for Reduction' with Isa Moskowitz. Matt will cut through the hippy-dippy nonsense and deliver hard science.