David Schardt is Senior Nutritionist for NutritionAction.com®. Schardt has been writing about nutrition for the general public and for professionals for more than 25 years. His reports on nutrition and dietary supplements are featured in Nutrition Action Healthletter. In 1988, he helped to write and edit the landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health. His book Eating Leaner and Lighter, published by Warner Books, was recommended for sensible nutrition by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Information Center. He has been featured on numerous television and radio programs and is widely quoted in the print media, especially on the subject of dietary supplements. David has graduate degrees in nutrition and biochemistry from Oregon State University and graduate study and research experience with Cornell University’s Division of Nutritional Sciences.