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.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

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

Location:

  • Sudbury, MA

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Closely following the Mediterranean diet can significantly lower your risk of heart disease, another study suggests.

    The study included more than 2,500 Greek adults, aged 18 to 89, whose diets and health were tracked for 10 years. Nearly 20 per...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although they may just be learning how to say the word coffee, about one in seven 2-year-olds in Boston drinks the caffeinated beverage, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed information from 315 mothers and their babies. They discovered that...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more fried food you eat, the greater your risk for heart failure, a new study says.

    "This study suggests that it might be wise to reduce the frequency and quantity of fried foods consumed weekly in order to prevent heart failure and other chr...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in turn might reduce the risk for heart attack, a new study suggests.

    "We found that drinking three to five cups a day...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.

    In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pres...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The availability of both alcohol and caffeine in powdered form that can be added to food or drinks has sparked public concern, but one expert says the substances don't pose equal risks.

    Several states, including Pennsylvania, have taken steps to...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having good full-service supermarkets in poor neighborhoods doesn't mean children will have healthier diets, a new study suggests.

    "Low-income and ethnic minority neighborhoods are underserved by supermarkets relative to their higher-income coun...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A common ingredient in many processed foods might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome, a new study in mice suggests.

    Emulsifiers are used to improve food texture and to extend shelf life. In experiments ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beef, dairy, fruit and certain types of vegetables are among the most common sources for the four major types of foodborne illness that strike nearly 2 million Americans each year, a U.S. government report finds.

    More than 80 percent of E. coli O...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping just a single night of sleep leads to a shift in brain activity that seems to spark a desire to consume more fat the following day, a new study suggests.

    The study offers potential insights into the relationship between lack of sleep a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Giving peanut products to infants at high risk for peanut allergy may reduce the risk of developing the allergy by 80 percent, a new study suggests.

    For years, the conventional wisdom was to avoid giving peanuts to infants who were at risk for de...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are "resistant" to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes, South Korean researchers report.

    Doctors often prescribe low-dose aspirin to people at high risk of stroke because the drug helps prevent blood clots. But for ab...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with low levels of vitamin D appear to have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, even if they aren't overweight or obese, a new study suggests.

    The study included almost 150 people in Spain. Their vitamin D leve...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The water used to mix baby formula plays the biggest role in whether formula-fed babies are exposed to increased levels of arsenic, according to a new study.

    Families that use well water instead of municipal water may need to check it for arsenic ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting junk food from kids' diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that's a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says.

    New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics emphasize the ...Full Article