How We Verify the Health and Nutritional Accuracy of the Articles on Our Site
If you're looking for more information on how a given ingredient or dish can affect your health, we have a growing library of articles addressing nutrition and special dietary needs. We want to ensure the accuracy of that information. That's why we've created a board of highly qualified registered dietitians to review any content on our site that touches on health and nutrition.
These board members review articles and recipes that contain medical information, ensuring that the content is thorough and reflects the latest in evidence-based research and health information. Those that do are marked with a "medically reviewed" checkmark.
Meet the Board Members
All our board members are either registered dietitians (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN).
A registered dietitian undergoes extensive education and training in evidence-based nutrition and dietetics. A practitioner earns the credentials of a registered dietitian or registered dietitian nutritionist by completing a related bachelor's program, completing an internship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), passing an exit exam, and passing a board exam.
Tamara Melton, MS, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian and educator with over 15 years of experience in nutrition communications and program development. Tamara owns TSM Nutrition Consultants, where she works with organizations to create evidence-based nutrition and health education content for consumers. She is a former Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics media spokesperson, and has been featured in dozens of print and digital media spots, including NPR, CNN, and more. Tamara has written articles on food and nutrition-related topics for Self and Health magazines. Tamara also speaks frequently on nutrition-related topics.
Sabrina Russo is a registered dietitian with nearly a decade of experience in the field. She spent the last several years working as a renal dietitian at dialysis centers in New York City. Prior to that, she worked as a general Clinical Dietitian at New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital, and was later promoted to Patient Services Manager.
Madalyn Vasquez, MS, RDN, CDCES, is a registered dietitian who provides nutrition and diabetes management education for individuals living with diabetes. She is responsible for assessing patients to individualize their needs with the aim of empowering individuals to understand food and nutrition through small, sustainable lifestyle changes.
Elizabeth Ward, MS, RDN is a registered dietitian and experienced nutrition communicator who has educated people about nutrition for nearly 15 years. Her counseling experience prepared her to translate the science of nutrition into practical advice in her career as a writer, consultant, and public speaker. She is the author of several books about nutrition and health, and has been writing for magazines and online sites for nearly two decades.
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We aim to provide the very best experience with our articles and recipes. If you think we could be doing better, we want to hear all about it. We monitor your comments and use them to investigate and correct problems.
If you have any questions about the accuracy of any health and nutrition content or our medical review process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.