You Are What You Tweet
There are a lot of food fads out there and seeing through the hype can be overwhelming. You might find it hard to know where to start and what to believe when it comes to something as important as nutrition.
Self-educating is often challenging, but you don't have to do it all by yourself. A growing number of nutritionists are taking to social media to share advice and help you navigate the sea of information about your health.
We put together a list of 25 nutritionists on Twitter you can follow, learn from, engage with and trust.
Alan Aragon is a nutrition researcher and educator with more than 20 years of experience in consulting and writing about changing behaviors. He provides advice based on scientific research, often with a sense of humor. The focus of his work is in the fitness industry, but if you are enthusiastic about living a healthy lifestyle, you will get plenty of information from following his Twitter account.
Follow Joy Bauer, a nutrition and health consultant on NBC’s Today Show, and you will find delicious, healthy recipes, nutrition tips as well as fun food facts. She offers her Twitter followers—who are more than a quarter of a million in number—advice and motivation on healthy lifestyle and weight loss.
Andy Bellatti is a nutritionist based in Seattle known for targeting and taking down deceptive marketing tactics in the health food industry. On Twitter, he not only shares the latest news on food politics, he’s unafraid of engaging in debates about healthy eating habits. He also posts links to articles from his blog, Small Bites, which provides readers with straightforward information on various nutrition topics.
Jonny Bowden is a nutritionist and an expert on health and weight loss. He regularly tweets about nutrition myths, healthy food options, beneficial lifestyle behaviors and anti-aging supplements.
Julie Daniluk, a nutritionist and the author of three bestselling health books, regularly engages on Twitter to post links to articles about natural remedies and ingredients with beneficial anti-inflammation, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Susan Dopart is a nutrition and fitness expert specializing in medical nutrition-related issues, including diabetes, heart disease, weight management, pregnancy and exercise nutrition. On Twitter, she shares healthy recipes, tips for seasonal eating and advice on the benefits of natural ingredients as well as supplements.
Dr. Sandra Frank tweets newsworthy articles and science-backed nutrition advice. As a nutrient analysis expert, her tweets will help you get to know both the nutritional value of your daily meals as well as what’s going on in the realm of national food-related issues.
Keri Gans is a nutritionist, the author of The Small Change Diet, and a certified yoga teacher. Follow her on Twitter to receive advice on forming healthy eating habits and finding the best patterns for your diet.
Dave Grotto has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years and has written many books on nutrition. On Twitter, he shares his personal views about nutrients and healthy lifestyles as well as recent nutritional scientific research.
Thinking of trying out a plant-based lifestyle? Follow Julieanna Hever, the Plant-Based Dietitian, for advice and inspiration. She is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition and a nutrition columnist at VegNews Magazine.
Ashley Koff is a registered dietitian who often answers questions from her Twitter followers about nutrition-related topics—from dieting to supplementing—and offers ideas for easy recipes.
Health detective Chris Kresser is an insightful researcher and writer with a great sense of humor. He shares useful health and nutrition information every day.
The host of Ellie's Real Good Food on Public TV, nutritionist Ellie Krieger often tweets advice on how to both please your palate and improve your overall well-being. Follow her for recipes and culinary tips.
Dr. Frank Lipman is a practicing physician and a New York Times bestselling author. On his Twitter feed, he shares health-focused articles from prominent publications as well as his blog.
If you are interested in keeping up with the latest food studies and public health policies, Marion Nestle is someone you should follow. She is a professor at New York University, and she often discusses food policies and politics with her social media followers.
Amber Pankonin is a registered dietitian, a blogger and a podcaster. She writes and talks about food and nutrition science. Follow her on Twitter to get the latest food discussions and recipes.
John La Puma
Dr. John La Puma is a formally trained chef, so he knows—and often promotes—healthy eating as preventative medicine. His tweets offer tips and motivation for leading a healthy lifestyle as well as information on other current hot topics in nutrition.
Follow Nutritionist Diva Monica Reinagel to get updated on the latest in nutrition studies and research. She regularly tweets about food facts, controversies and ingredients that you should or shouldn’t include in your diet.
Kimberly Snyder is a nutritionist and a New York Times bestselling author. Follow her to learn more about holistic nutrition and how your body responds to what you put in it. She also shares recipes and tips for making healthy meals a part of everyday life.
Bonnie Taub-Dix is a registered dietitian and nutritionist who aims to show her followers that delicious and nutritious are not mutually exclusive adjectives. Follow her for healthy eating news and discussions as well as for recipes that promote total health and are tasty to boot.
Dr. Laura Thomas is a nutritionist who focuses on tackling nonsense food fads and unhelpful food fashions. She tweets good advice and engages with her followers about evidence-based nutrition information. Her takes on beauty are fascinating, too, so make sure you tune in.
Caitlin Weeks is a certified nutrition consultant and an accomplished author of four cookbooks on Paleo recipes and healthy living. She also retweets advice on vitamins, supplements and health foods.
Dr. Andrew Weil is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. He shares information about integrative medicine, nutrition and natural health.
Jill Weisenberger is the author of many books on weight control and better nutrition. She regularly shares her latest articles on nutrition, diet and health. You will also find a number of diabetes-friendly recipes on her feed.
Follow Robb Wolf for all things nutrition. Though the New York Times bestselling author is best known for his role in the Paleo community, his tweets are well-rounded and touch on many aspects of nutrition and healthy living.
Never Stop Learning
Nutrition is essential when it comes to overall health. It is up to you to design a balanced diet and supplement your nutrient intake, but we hope these experts will help light your way. Follow them on Twitter to stay current on science-backed nutrition advice, and let us know if we missed any of your favorites!