Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD

Bio

Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN, is the author of Nutrition &You, 3rd Edition, Pearson/ Benjamin Cummings (2014), Nutrition & You: Core Concepts to Good Health, Pearson/ Benjamin Cummings (2010), and Eat Right The E.A.S.Y. Way, Simon & Schuster (1991). She is the co-author of Nutrition: From Science to You, Pearson/ Benjamin Cummings (2012).

Joan is an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Media Spokesperson and a regular contributor as a nutrition expert on Fox25 TV, Boston. She was named by Good Housekeeping Magazine at the most trusted person to follow on Twitter for healthy eating. She is the nutrition blogger for the Boston Globe's Boston.com website.

Joan has conducted over 1,000 media interviews and has been quoted in or written for the New York Times, Food Network, Newsweek, Washington Post, Forbes, Prevention, WebMD, Consumer Reports, MsNBC, Boston Globe, Good Housekeeping, Boston Herald, USA Today, ABC.com, EveryDayHealth.com, iVillage.com, AOL.com, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Business Traveler, Forbes, US World News, Newsday, Time, Today's Dietitian, More, O Magazine, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Boston Phoenix, Patriot Ledger, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, People, Parade, Cooking Light, Parents, Fitness, Parenting, Shape, Self, Weight Watchers, Woman's World, Health, Redbook, Family Circle, Martha Stewart Living, Rachel Ray, Working Mother, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, More, Sports Illustrated, Woman's Day, and All You magazines. She has appeared on CBS, The Early Show, CNN, CBS News, NBC News, NPR, Fox TV, Boston, WBZ TV, Boston, WHDH TV, Pure Oxygen, Chronicle, Doctors on Call, and NiteBeat.

Joan is also a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University (BU) and was nominated in 2012 as the US Professor of the Year by the University. In the past, Joan was awarded the prestigious Whitney Powers Excellence in Teaching Award also from the University. She has lectured at both the BU School of Medicine and BU Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Joan has received the Massachusetts Dietetic Association's (MDA) Young Registered Dietitian, the 2007 Outstanding Dietetic Educator, and the 2009 Outstanding Dietitian awards. She has served on the MDA Board for over a decade.

She specializes in weight management and lifestyle changes. Her interactive nutrition tools, healthy and delicious recipes can be found on her website at: http://people.bu.edu/salge. She is currently working towards her doctorate. Follow Joan on Twitter at: joansalgeblake.

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  • Boston University, Clinical Associate Professor and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Media Spokesperson

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have the largest number of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms are almost three times more likely to develop an addiction to food, a new study suggests.

    The findings don't prove a direct link between PTSD and women overeating or...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetics and dieters who turn to artificial sweeteners to soothe their sweet tooth may not be doing themselves any favors, a new Israeli study suggests.

    Artificial sweeteners can potentially make blood sugar levels rise despite containing no ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sixteen major food and beverage companies have made good on their pledge to cut calories in their U.S. products, a new report finds.

    The companies, acting together through the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, pledged to remove 1 trillion ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people exposed to high levels of black carbon -- the fine particle air pollution from traffic -- may have increased levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Although the research doesn...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.

    Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s (long-c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new weight-loss medication for the overweight and obese has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration.

    Contrave is a combination of two already-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, in extended-release form. The former is appr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as "fat shaming," does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London.

    Being harassed or treated with disrespect, receiving poor se...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people may be more vulnerable to environmental food cues than thin people because of differences in their brain chemistry, a new study suggests.

    This finding could explain why obese people tend to overeat in response to food triggers, suc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    (HealthDay News) -- Some foods can interact with medications, causing harmful side effects.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians says these factors may raise your risk of a food/drug interaction:

    • Being a pregnant woman.
    • Being an older adult.
    • Having a c
    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in children who have a genetic cholesterol disorder, according to a long-term European study.

    Researchers looked at 194 children and teens in the Netherlands...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The recent deaths of two high school football players highlight the danger faced by athletes if they drink too much water or too many sports drinks, a new study says.

    The players died of exercise-associated hyponatremia, which occurs when athletes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The recent deaths of two high school football players highlight the danger faced by athletes if they drink too much water or too many sports drinks, a new study says.

    The players died of exercise-associated hyponatremia, which occurs when athletes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 states have obesity rates topping one-third of their population, and six states saw a rise in obesity rates last year, according to two new reports on America's worrisome, widening girth.

    The reports released Thursday -- one from t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A device intended to help with weight loss by blocking a certain nerve linked to appetite and metabolism failed to meet expectations in a trial among obese patients.

    Using electric impulses to block the vagus nerve, which runs between the brain a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and Weight Watchers have long competed in the battle of the bulge. But a new analysis concludes that whichever diet people choose, their chances of success are about the same.

    For years, people seeking to she...Full Article