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Brierley's interest in nutrition and food come together in her position as nutrition editor at EatingWell. Brierley holds a master’s degree in Nutrition Communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. A Registered Dietitian, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont.

What are trans fats & are there still foods with trans fats to avoid?
First, some good news: manufacturers have significantly reduced the amount of trans fats in packaged foods. Even better...
2 foods you should really be eating at breakfast (and probably aren’t)
Recently EatingWell asked our readers what they focused on when it comes to feeding kids breakfast. I was quite...
Diet myths that are keeping you from losing weight
When it comes to dieting, who isn’t looking to lose weight as quickly as possible? In our quest for a quick fix,...
How to eat to lose weight: what a 1,500 calorie day looks like
Did you know that one-third of New Year’s resolutions pertain to weight, diet and health? It’s true....
How to know how much sugar is in your food
One of the biggest offenders in our diets is an abundance of added sugars.
Can probiotics keep you from getting sick?
With cold and flu season just around the corner, our precautionary routine has shifted from sunscreen for skin...
Is sugar really poison?
I was surprised when I recently saw the statistic that Americans spend about 23 percent of our grocery dollars on...
How not to overdose on salt
Limiting sodium is important for healthy blood pressure and overall heart health. Yet most of us consume, on average, 3...
How to cut 31 grams of saturated fat from your diet
You might already know that you should limit your saturated fat intake to no more than 10 percent of your total daily...
Are “natural” sweeteners really any healthier than sugar?
People often look to me, as a registered dietitian, for my seal of approval as they douse yogurt with agave or flood...
Should you be picking organic apples?
Depending on where you live, apple season is either just around the corner—or already under way. As a dietitian,...
Is Coconut Oil Healthier Than Butter?
All things coconut seem to be über popular these days. (A few weeks ago I wrote about coconut water: is it worth...
4 foods to pack in your kid’s lunchbox
It’s that time of year when many of us start thinking about back to school. And, as a nutrition editor and...
Are juice fasts a healthy way to lose weight?
If you’re juicing to slim down—a trend that is now back in vogue—lacking scientific evidence suggests...
Is coconut water worth the splurge?
In recent years there has been an explosion of coconut water products available at grocery and convenience stores. If...
5 summer health myths busted
This summer, don’t let the smoke from the backyard grill cloud your good judgment when considering health advice...
3 must-have summer drinks to keep your skin looking healthy
We’re all starting to spend more time outdoors. And that warm summer sun feels oh-so-good—until I remember...
6 new food truths & myths
More than 16,000 nutrition studies were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals in 2011. So it’s no wonder...
4 ingredients of a get-skinny dinner
When you’re trying to slim down, every meal—and calorie—counts. But that doesn’t mean that...
5 foods for flatter abs
It’s summer—and that means your summer vacation is probably just around the corner. If you’re looking...
8 super-healthy summer foods you should be eating
It’s summer—that amazing time of year when fresh produce abounds. As a dietitian and nutrition editor I...
4 moldy foods you can eat (plus which foods to toss)
When a food in my kitchen appears to have passed its prime, my husband and I often disagree about whether to keep or...
Does drinking water make you smarter? Plus 6 benefits of staying hydrated
Water accounts for 60 percent of our body (or about 11 gallons or 92 pounds inside a 155-pound person) and is essential...
Anti-aging foods for your skin
As the weather warms and we all start spending more time outside, chances are you’re upping your sunscreen usage...
The #1 health problem you haven’t heard of (and 10 ways to beat it)
As I was editing a new story on inflammation for the May/June issue of EatingWell Magazine, I would talk to friends and...
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