About Anya

Anya Todd, MS, RD, LD is a registered, licensed dietitian specializing in vegan nutrition and sustainable food systems. Residing in Cleveland, Ohio, Anya has worked with a variety of clients in the last decade of practice. She has counseled children and adults in areas of weight management, chronic disease treatment and preventive nutrition, as well as worked as a consultant on projects ranging from conference lecturer to cookbook proofreader.

Anya received her BS in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and completed her internship at the Cleveland Clinic. Along with a passion for nutrition, Anya enjoys cooking and obtained vegan culinary training at the School of Natural Cookery in Boulder, Colorado. Over the years, Anya grew interested in the connections between the field of nutrition and our food system. She received her MS in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College where her work focused on increasing climate change mitigation practices in registered dietitians via the local food system.

Anya holds additional training certificates in adult and pediatric weight management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, along with certification in plant-based nutrition from eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. Additionally, she has designed and taught a Maternal & Pediatric Nutrition course as well as a Sports Nutrition course for the Wellness Forum Institute of Health Studies. Currently, she is Student Member coordinator of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her writings addressing vegan nutrition can be found at Generation Veggie and Your Daily Vegan.

Anya and Family
Anya and Family
photo: Regina Strauss Photography

An ethical vegan, Anya lends her time to many animal-related causes, which includes the "Ask Anya" column in Compassionate Living magazine by Mercy For Animals. She also co-founded Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League, which is an animal advocacy organization whose main purpose is to promote respect for all animals and bring low-cost sterilization services to communities. Anya shares her house with her spouse and a gang of four-legged friends.