June 19, 2013

Nutrition Q & A Kicks Off in Washington Post: Author? Me!

  • Got a burning food or nutrition question?
  • Stumped by your dieting dilemma? 
  • Want to know how to eat healthier?

As of June 21, 2013 there will be a new route to reliable answers to your food and nutrition questions…from me.

Yes, I’m taking on a new role as the author of the Nutrition Q&A for the Washington Post’s Local Living section.

The monthly installment will appear online by the Tuesday night before it’s published in the Local Living section of the Thursday Washington Post. Stay abreast of when the column will be available by signing up for the Washington Post's Lean & Fit e-newsletter delivered to your in box every Wednesday morning. 

Here’s how the Nutrition Q&A column will work. Once a month the editor and I will choose a question we think is on the minds of not just one, but many readers. I’ll offer a research-based answer blended in with a few practical pointers. That’s my style! 

Bet you wonder how this column came to fruition? It’s a fun tale and a group effort!

Back a few months ago I reached out to a few Washington DC metro-based registered dietitian/nutritionists to see if they were game to offer our food and nutrition expertise to the Washington Post Local Living magazine. We’re in, they said!

Next step, we got a positive response from the Washington Post editor. She was open to having local nutrition experts to tap when the need arose. Then, before we knew it the editor generated the idea of a new monthly column in which one local RD/RDN would answer reader's questions in a Nutriiton Q&A column. I jumped at the opportunity to get accurate nutrition information to Washington Post readers. Thanks to my colleagues for their support! 

So without further adieu, here’s my inaugural Nutrition Q&Acolumn in the Washington Post - an answer to the question: What’s the difference between sugar and high fructose corn syrup?

Got a nutrition question? Send an e-mail to localliving@washpost.com. Put “Nutriton Q&A” in the subject line and tell us where you live.