Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and media spokesperson on topics of nutrition, fitness, and health promotion. She currently appears biweekly as the “Diet Diva” on the nationally syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz. Tara is currently the team dietitian for the Orlando Magic NBA team. She served as a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for five years.
Tara graduated from Purdue University earning a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major of Dietetics and Nutrition Fitness and Health. She also holds a Master of Science Degree in Health Promotion, specializing in health behavior and worksite wellness programs.
The loves of Tara’s life are her two little boys, Basil and Levi. In addition to expending large amounts of energy chasing after them, she runs half marathons and marathons whenever the mood strikes her. Running allows her to indulge in her other passion: chocolate. She considers herself a bit of a chocolate snob and is still searching for the world’s best. She credits her strength and inspiration to her beloved husband Stephen whom she lost to cancer last year.
Fun fact: Tara always, always drives barefoot.