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Writer and Nutritionist

I blend Master of Science with Journalist. Scientists like to be thorough and certain. Journalists like to be fresh and first.

I do both.

I know how to read scientific studies, and turn them into consumer-friendly articles. My goal is to provide actionable content that can be used to set goals for healthier living. Taking behavior change one step at a time is my specialty. I meet individuals where they are on their wellness journey and encourage healthy progress not perfection.

Making healthy lifestyle choices doesn’t always come easy to me. A native of Minnesota, my childhood diet was state-fair inspired (fried, potato-based and/or covered in cheese). I still enjoy those foods, but now I follow a plant-forward, Mediterranean-inspired diet. I make room for my favorite indulgences: chocolate and pizza.

I know behavior change takes time—from research and personal experience. I also know that striving for 100 burns me out. I told NBC Nightly News all about how my fitness tracker gave me anxiety.

I’m passionate about disease prevention and caring for mental health.