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Helping people cut through the clutter and focus on the fad-free facts about nutrition.
What I believe
- Nutrition is too often mired in myths, misinformation and misery.
- Food should be enjoyed, not feared.
- Some nutrition claims and evangelists should be viewed with a skeptical eye.
- Nutrition is a science, not a point of view.
- If something sounds too good to be true — it usually is.
- No single food is the downfall of the American diet — or a savior.
- Taste and health can happily co-exist.
- It’s important to eat what you love and love what you eat.
Who I am
My name is Janet Helm. I’m a writer, registered dietitian and mom of twins. My passion is translating nutrition science into intelligible words – and healthy food choices. I want to help people make sense of nutrition news. I don’t think it needs to be complicated or confusing. I’ve been a media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and have discussed the latest hot topics on nutrition on various TV outlets, including Good Morning America, Today, ABC News and CNN. I previously lived in New York, where I taught nutrition education at New York University. I now live in Chicago, and I’m a frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune.
My promise to you
I will abide by ethical blogging, which includes strict adherence to the FTC guidelines for bloggers. I will not participate in “sponsored” blog posts or link exchanges. I will disclose to you if I receive a free book or product to review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. They are not bought, and they are not at all related to my employer, Weber Shandwick.
To connect people to the resources they need to debunk nutrition myths, clear up the confusion, enjoy good food and improve their health.