Carolyn Hodges, M.S., RDN

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Title: Freelance Writer

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Education: B.S. in Food & Nutrition/Dietetics, Loyola University Chicago; M.S. in Public Health Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University

Expertise: Nutrition and wellness, recipe development, meal planning, meal prep, family meals
- Culinary nutrition expert
- Founder of The Dinner Shift website


Carolyn Hodges, M.S., RDN, has been an EatingWell contributor since 2018. She is a culinary nutrition content creator and recipe developer for clients with a focus on family meal planning, meal prep, weeknight-friendly recipes, and general nutrition and wellness topics.

- Founder and creator of The Dinner Shift, a food-rule-free website dedicated to helping families get dinner on the table with weeknight-friendly recipes, simple meal planning and meal-prep basics
- Over 5 years of experience creating food- and nutrition-related content for clients, including recipe development and food photography
- Extensive experience in health and wellness programming and education, including nearly a decade of experience teaching nutrition at the college level

When she's not creating content for The Dinner Shift website, Carolyn develops and photographs recipes and creates nutrition-related content for clients. She has developed over 300 recipes for clients since 2018.

She is a registered dietitian who leverages her training in public health nutrition and experience in higher education and corporate wellness programming, along with a decade of feeding her own family, to develop content covering a variety of food, nutrition, cooking and health-related topics.

About EatingWell

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