Jessica Ball
Jessica Ball

Jessica Ball, M.S., RD

Title: Nutrition Editor

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Education: B.S. in Dietetics, Michigan State University; M.S. in Dietetics, University of Vermont

Expertise: Food and nutrition, health, sustainability, food access, cooking skills

- EatingWell associate nutrition editor
- Uses personal expertise in budget-friendly foods to deliver high-quality content

Experience

Jessica Ball, M.S., RD, has been with EatingWell for three years and works as the associate nutrition editor for the brand. She is a registered dietitian with a master's in food, nutrition and sustainability. In addition to EatingWell, her work has appeared in Food & WineReal SimpleParentsBetter Homes and Gardens and MyRecipes.

In her role at EatingWell, Jessica writes, assigns and edits nutrition-related content, provides nutrition review for articles and recipes, and manages editorial programs. She has professional expertise in food, nutrition, sustainability, health and food security. She pairs this with her personal expertise in budget-friendly food and cooking habits to create high-quality content that is accessible for readers of all skill levels.

She pitched and created a successful franchise program called Thrifty that focuses on budget-friendly, eco-friendly tips for beginner home cooks.

She is a registered dietitian, former triathlete and a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

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Following a healthy high-blood pressure diet can be easier (and more delicious) than you think. We've pulled together some of our most delicious meals to lower blood pressure that you can get on the table in 25 minutes or less. Packed with potassium and lower in sodium—a combination shown to help promote a healthy blood pressure—favorites like our Sheet-Pan Chili-Lime Salmon with Potatoes recipe and the Charred Shrimp, Pesto & Quinoa Bowls are sure to please everyone at your table. And while they're lower in sodium, they don't skimp on flavor, thanks to plenty of herbs and spices!
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