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 posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three out of four American adults have a heart that's "older" than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday.

    Your "heart age" is based on a risk profile that includes blood pressure, smokin...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want to enjoy a healthier old age? Try eating a little less each day.

    That's the suggestion from a new study led by researchers at the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA).

    The "results are quite intriguing," study co-author Dr. Evan H...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints.

    Researchers found that among 142 elderly adults with Alzheimer's disease, those who were overweight at age 50 tended to develop the memory-robbing diso...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bad news for young coffee lovers: Gulping down lots of your favorite pick-me-up might raise your risk of heart attack if you've already got high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

    Italian investigators looked at 12 years of heart health data f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The onset of cold weather is clearly a bummer for beach lovers, but two new studies suggest that it may actually pose health risks for some.

    One investigation, out of Taiwan, has identified a link between cold weather and a heightened risk of stro...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City bill to improve the nutrition of children's fast food meals could reduce the average calories and improve the nutrition of these meals, a new study claims.

    The bill proposed by New York City Council membe...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday.

    The drugs -- sitagliptin (Januvia), saxagliptin (Onglyza), linagliptin (Trad...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Repatha (evolocumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the second non-statin drug in its class approved to treat high cholesterol.

    The injected drug, among a new class called PCSK9 inhibitors, is sanctioned for people who...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a second drug that's part of a potent new class of medications that sharply cut levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol.

    Repatha (evolocumab), an injectable drug, works by blocking a protein tha...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Clearing areas of natural habitat around farm fields doesn't improve food safety, a new study shows.

    The practice began after a 2006 E. coli outbreak was traced back to packaged spinach from a California farm. That outbreak killed three people and...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. schools are offering healthier meals that feature more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and less salt, a new government study reports.

    "School meals are healthier now than ever before. We've made real progress, but there is muc...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Firstborn girls are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than their younger sisters, results of a new study suggest.

    Firstborns had 29 percent greater odds of being overweight and 40 percent greater odds of being obese than sister...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More fruits and vegetables ended up in the garbage after the U.S. government introduced a rule requiring fruits and vegetables to be included with school lunches, a new study finds.

    What's more, the amount of fruits and vegetable eaten by kids ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American kids have a harder time controlling their weight than their counterparts to the north, a new U.S. study indicates.

    About 17.5 percent of U.S. kids aged 3 to 19 are obese, compared with 13 percent of Canadian children the same age, accord...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found.

    The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, cast doubts on two ...Full Article