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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    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Super Bowl Sunday is as much about eating as it is about whether the Panthers or the Broncos score the first touchdown.

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    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday's Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concussion, but that's not the only health risk football players face.

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor -- may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests.

    In the early stage clinical trial, a team from Harva...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese Americans might be perfectly healthy when it comes to blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels -- while many thin folks may not be the picture of good health, a new study contends.

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who nibble just a small piece of chocolate each day may improve the circulatory health of their unborn child, a new study suggests.

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in their gut microbes help bears prepare for hibernation, according to laboratory research that may hold clues for combating obesity in people.

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

    "We know that poor sleep in pregnancy has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes," wrote researcher Dr. Francesca Facco, who's...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them.

    In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that girls with ADHD may be ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving the diabetes drug metformin to obese pregnant women may not help their newborns come into the world at a healthier weight, a new trial finds.

    The study, reported Feb. 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine, adds to evidence that ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A salmonella outbreak that has sickened 11 people in nine states appears to be linked to RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Replacement products made by Garden of Life, federal health officials say.

    One person has been hospitalized. No deaths hav...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report.

    Each extra hour in a sedentary position -- whether working on the computer or lounging in the recliner -- seems to increase your odds o...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seafood lovers, a new study delivers good news on two fronts: Mercury found in fish doesn't lead to mental decline, and for certain people, a diet rich in fish might stave off Alzheimer's disease.

    Researchers who examined human brains confirmed th...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who get stressed out easily appear to have a greater risk of high blood pressure later in life, a new study suggests.

    The researchers found that, among 18-year-old men, those who had the lowest stress-resilience...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even slightly elevated blood pressure in late pregnancy may increase the risk of having an underweight or stillborn infant, new research suggests.

    Women with prehypertension -- sometimes called borderline high blood pressure -- at 36 weeks of pregn...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists continue to debate when doctors should prescribe blood pressure medication for older Americans, with a new study saying delayed treatment puts people at greater risk of stroke.

    For people 60 and older, a U.S. panel in 2014 recommended ra...Full Article