Amber A Green, RD, LDN

Amber is a registered dietitian based in Maryland, where she lives with her husband and two children.


    Amber graduated cum laude with her bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed her dietetic internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. She earned her Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration in 2002. She is a licensed dietitian in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


    She has been practicing dietetics for 23 years, in both military and civilian settings. She was chief of the clinical dietetics branch at Ireland Army Community Hospital in Fort Knox, Kentucky. She spent several months as a clinical nutrition specialist at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, working with a variety of patients including pre- and post-partum women and infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. In 2003, Amber started working in the area of vegetarian nutrition with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

    Published studies:

    Crosby L, Rembert E, Levin S, Green A, Ali Z, Jardine M, Nguyen M, Elliott P, Goldstein D, Freeman A, Bradshaw M, Holtz DN, Holubkov R, Barnard ND, Kahleova H. Changes in Food and Nutrient Intake and Diet Quality on a Low-Fat Vegan Diet Are Associated with Changes in Body Weight, Body Composition, and Insulin Sensitivity in Overweight Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2022 Apr 20:S2212-2672(22)00235-0. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35452873/ https://www.jandonline.org/article/S2212-2672(22)00235-0/fulltext

    Kahleova H, Berrien-Lopez R, Holtz D, Green A, Sheinberg R, Gujral H, Holubkov R, Barnard ND. Nutrition for Hospital Workers During a Crisis: Effect of a Plant-Based Dietary Intervention on Cardiometabolic Outcomes and Quality of Life in Healthcare Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2021 Nov 5;16(3):399-407. eCollection May-Jun 2022. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35698577/

    Turner-McGrievy GM, Jenkins DJ, Barnard ND, Cohen J, Gloede L, Green AA. Decreases in dietary glycemic index are related to weight loss among individuals following therapeutic diets for type 2 diabetes. J Nutr. 2011 Aug;141(8):1469-74. Epub 2011 Jun 8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21653575

    Levin SM, Ferdowsian HR, Hoover VJ, Green AA, Barnard ND. A worksite programme significantly alters nutrient intakes. Public Health Nutr. 2010 Oct;13(10):1629-35. Epub 2010 Jan 15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20074388

    Ferdowsian HR, Barnard ND, Hoover VJ, Katcher HI, Levin SM, Green AA, Cohen JL. A multicomponent intervention reduces body weight and cardiovascular risk at a GEICO corporate site. Am J Health Promot. 2010 Jul-Aug;24(6):384-7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20594095

    Barnard ND, Cohen J, Jenkins DJ, Turner-McGrievy G, Gloede L, Green A, Ferdowsian H. A low-fat vegan diet and a conventional diabetes diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes: a randomized, controlled, 74-wk clinical trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 May;89(5):1588S-1596S. Epub 2009 Apr 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19339401

    Barnard ND, Gloede L, Cohen J, Jenkins DJ, Turner-McGrievy G, Green AA, Ferdowsian H. A low-fat vegan diet elicits greater macronutrient changes, but is comparable in adherence and acceptability, compared with a more conventional diabetes diet among individuals with type 2 diabetes. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Feb;109(2):263-72. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19167953

    Barnard ND, Noble EP, Ritchie T, Cohen J, Jenkins DJ, Turner-McGrievy G, Gloede L, Green AA, Ferdowsian H. D2 dopamine receptor Taq1A polymorphism, body weight, and dietary intake in type 2 diabetes. Nutrition. 2009 Jan;25(1):58-65. Epub 2008 Oct 2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18834717

    Turner-McGrievy G, Barnard ND, Cohen J, Jenkins DJ, Gloede L, Green AA. Changes in nutrient intake and dietary quality among participants with type 2 diabetes following a low-fat vegan diet or a conventional diabetes diet for 22 weeks. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Oct;108(10):1636-45. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18926128

    Barnard ND, Cohen J, Jenkins DJ, Turner-McGrievy G, Gloede L, Jaster B, Seidl K, Green AA, Talpers S. A low-fat vegan diet improves glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in a randomized clinical trial in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2006 Aug;29(8):1777-83. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16873779

    Reilly JK, Lanou AJ, Barnard ND, Seidl K, Green AA. Acceptability of soymilk as a calcium-rich beverage in elementary school children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Apr;106(4):590-3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16567156



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