Meet the Team Behind The Skinny on Low Cal

luna Blogger, Natalie C. Simone While I don’t hold any of the fancy nutrition titles (I’ll leave that to Beth and our #CCCAdvisor Team), I’m passionate about living an overall healthy, happy lifestyle. I absolutely love to eat and equally love to cook/bake and finding ways to make flavorful healthy dishes! When I’m not bringing you the latest nutrition news, you can find me playing/cuddling with my fur-baby, Luna, or late-night pinning the newest low-cal recipes, DIY projects, workout ideas and the cutest shoes I can find! I’ve been a dancer my whole life – from ballroom (if Dancing with the Stars has a non-celeb edition, CALL ME!) to tap, ballet and the list goes on – so I hope this barre workout trend never goes out of style! I also enjoy yoga to help keep me flexible and zen as well as attempting to feng shui my life. Feel free to send me an email or comment on one of the posts if you have any questions!

Caitlin Norton


Blogger, Caitlin Norton Like Natalie, I don’t hold any fancy nutrition titles but I am passionate about living an active lifestyle and eating healthy. I wouldn’t consider myself a “top chef”, so I’m always looking for fast and easy recipes that are nutritious and delicious. When I’m not bringing you the latest low-calorie recipes, you can find me at my local gym. In my opinion, there is nothing that chips and queso cannot fix and breakfast anytime during the day is the perfect meal for me! Tweet me @SkinnyOnLowCal if you have any questions!


bethjpg Lead Nutritionist, Beth Hubrich, MS, RD, LD Beth is well versed in clinical nutrition, food service, nutrition communications, and community and public health. She holds a B.S. in nutrition and food science from FSU and a Master’s in nutrition and food science from Texas Woman’s University. Beth has worked with CNN and has written for Today’s Dietitian and USA Today magazine.  She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), as well as a founding member of the Weight Management  and the Dietitians in Business and Communications dietetic practice groups.  Beth has served as a nutrition and food communications specialist for the Calorie Control Council for a number of years. She currently lives in the Southeast with her husband and three young children.

Contributors to the Blog

Neva Cochran Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Dallas. She was a freelancer with Woman’s World magazine for 20 years and currently serves as a nutrition communications consultant to a variety of food and nutrition organizations, including the Calorie Control Council. She is passionate about promoting fact-based food and nutrition information to help people enjoy nutritious eating. Follow her on Twitter @NevaRDLD and check out her blog at www.NevaCochranRD.com.
 Melissa Joy Dobbins Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE is a nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist with more than 20 years’ experience helping people enjoy their food with health in mind. Melissa is a certified diabetes educator, a former supermarket dietitian, and also a former national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in Illinois by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Outstanding Diabetes Educator of the Year in Chicago by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Melissa is the CEO of Sound Bites, Inc. based in Chicago, Illinois, and you can connect with her on Twitter @MelissaJoyRD, Pinterest, Facebook, and check out her blog at SoundBitesRD.com.
Robyn Flipse Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN is a registered dietitian and cultural anthropologist whose 30+ year career includes maintaining a busy nutrition counseling practice, teaching food and nutrition courses at the university level, and authoring 2 popular diet books and numerous articles and blogs on health and fitness.  Her ability to make sense out of confusing and sometimes controversial nutrition news has made her a frequent guest on major media outlets, including CNBC, FOX News and USA Today. Her passion is communicating practical nutrition information that empowers people to make the best food decisions they can in their everyday diets. Reach her on Twitter @EverydayRD and check out her blog The Everyday RD.


 jenhaugen Jen Haugen RD, LD is an award winning registered dietitian based in Austin, MN. She is currently writing her first book, focusing on growing healthier families through gardening and cooking together. She is also a media expert frequently appearing on ABC 6 News . In 2012, Jen was named Emerging Dietetic Leader in Minnesota by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She continues to be a leader in her field with her supermarket and media expertise, garden program development and nutrition experience. Reach Jen on Twitter @JenHaugen and check out her blog JenHaugen.com.
 Jessica Levinson Headshot Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the founder of Nutritioulicious, a nutrition consulting business in the New York area. She is an experienced nutrition writer, author and speaker and consults for food and beverage companies, including the Calorie Control Council, California Strawberry Commission, Fresh Express, Metamucil, and the Corn Refiners Association, though the ideas expressed are her own. She is also a contributing writer for Today’s Dietitian Magazine. Jessica is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and various Dietetic Practice Groups of the AND, including Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Food and Culinary Professionals, and Dietitians in Business and Communications. Follow her out on Twitter @jlevinsonRD and check out her blog Nutritioulicious.
 Amberchair Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT is a registered dietitian and licensed medical nutrition therapist based in Lincoln, NE. She works as a nutrition communications consultant, freelance writer, food photographer, and adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Amber shares her love for food and nutrition at Stirlist.com, an award winning website, focusing on healthy, easy recipes for the busy cook. Amber serves on several boards including the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group, and also cofounded a group to motivate female entrepreneurs in her town. You can follow her on Twitter @RDamberInstagramPinterest, or connect with her on Facebook.
 creynaud Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD is a licensed registered dietitian. She received her BS in nutrition from Michigan State University and her Masters and Certificate in Public Health from Georgia State University. She has experience working in several avenues of health care including corporate wellness, clinical disease management, research, and health promotion. She has been working as a health coach specialist for close to 6 years, where she counsels patients on preventative healthcare and helps them meet their health goals. Follow her on Twitter @ReynaudCari.
Rosanne Rust Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN is a registered, licensed dietitian-nutritionist with over 25 years experience. As a Nutrition Communications Consultant, she delivers clear messages helping you understand the science of nutrition so you can enjoy eating for better health. Rosanne provides weight management coaching at RealLivingNutrition.com and is the co-author of several books, including DASH Diet For Dummies® and the Calorie Counter Journal for Dummies®. A wife, and mother of 3 boys, she practices what she preaches, enjoying regular exercise, good food and festive entertaining. Follow her on Twitter @RustNutrition.


 Stokes_headshot Ellen Stokes, MS, RD, LD is an award-winning video producer, director, and writer in addition to being a registered dietitian. Ellen writes and creates videos about nutrition education, food safety, menu planning, grocery shopping, and healthful cooking on a budget. Ellen has worked with organizations and companies including the Partnership for Food Safety Education, the University of Georgia Food Science Department, and Golden Cuisine. Ellen formerly worked for CNN as a writer and producer and has taught food safety online for Georgia State University and she teaches nutrition to fledgling chefs at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Check her out on Twitter @EllenS_RD.
 JillWeisenberger Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND has worked as both a nutrition counselor and a diabetes educator in the hospital and research settings, and now in private practice in Newport News, VA. Jill is the author of Diabetes Weight Loss – Week by Week and two upcoming books, The Overworked Person’s Guide to Better Nutrition and 21 Things You Need to Know about Diabetes and Your Heart. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Diabetes Association. Follow Jill on Twitter @NutritionJill and find more at www.JillWeisenberger.com.

From low-cal and sugar-free foods and beverages, recipes and exercise, to facts about calories – TheSkinnyonLowCal.org covers important tips and advice you need to know about making a healthy lifestyle work for you.  With all of the conflicting information floating around the Internet and in the media about dieting, weight loss and calories, it’s hard to discern what really works and what doesn’t.  And how to separate fact from fiction.  Here you will get “the skinny” on topics such as calories, how to lose weight and keep it off, and specific information about low-calorie sweeteners (such as aspartame, which is used as a sugar substitute in so many of your favorite sugar-free foods and beverages).  And along with factual information, TheSkinnyonLowCal.org provides tools such as calorie calculators and calorie counters to guide you toward sensible, healthy and sustainable weight loss.

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