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Kelli M.

Average rate
$40–75/hour
  • Joined June 2019

Registered Dietitian with background in nutrition research and communications.

  • Denver, CO, USA
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Kelli M.
Denver, CO, USA

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Experience

Summary

I've worked in nutrition communications for 8 years, including work for my own blog TheHealthyToast.com as well as developing original content for various health companies. As a dietitian for 4 years, I've worked in counseling and research settings.

Work history

Regular Contributor and Nutrition Media Expert
Write evidence-based nutrition and wellness articles based on current trends and reader requests. Provide researched responses to reporter inquires, including Women's Magazine, Shape Magazine and The Huffington Post Assist with content brainstorming
Content Writer and Food Photographer
Update old content for SEO optimization and better visual appeal. Test and adjust older recipes based on user feedback or using better cooking techniques. Recipe development for new content, focusing on healthier recipes
University of Colorado
Professional Research Assistant
Consult with study teams to help develop the diet and nutrition counseling aspects of their protocols. Design metabolic diets for research studies Write and review research grants and articles that are submitted to peer-reviewed journals

Portfolio

Everything You Need to Know About the Whole30 Diet

Thorough review of the Whole30 diet, looking at the current literature to back up or dispel the diet's claims.

Protein – How Much Do We Actually Need?

Protein continues to be the "it" macronutrient, but how much do we actually need? This article discuss the science behind current protein recommendations, why protein is important, healthy sources in our diets, and the dangers of getting too much.

Embracing Healthy Fats: Everything You Need to Know

While the idea of “healthy fats” may sound like a contradiction, research shows that certain types of fat are in fact essential for optimal health. This article answers what healthy fats are, their roles in the body, and good sources in the diet.

How to Know When You’ve Crossed the Line Between Eating Healthier and Disordered Eating

When trying to lose weight or be healthier, it can be hard to know when you've crossed the line into disordered eating. This article defines disordered eating, why it can be so dangerous, and, perhaps most importantly, what some of the warning signs are and how to get help.

A Closer Look at Phytic Acid

With low-carbohydrate diets trending, many may be confused as to what anti-nutrients actually are and if they're as dangerous as these diets make them out to be. This article takes an in-depth look at the research surrounding both sides of the argument.

Education

Accreditations

Boston University
MS in Nutritional Science
Boston University
BS in Nutritional Science

Skills

Languages

English

Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills

blogging communications content creation editing writing content curation content marketing

Tools

Canva Facebook Flipboard Google Analytics Hootsuite Instagram Mailchimp LinkedIn Pinterest Powerpoint Reddit Slack Trello Twitter Wordpress

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours only

Commitment

  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Food Health & Wellness Science

What I read

Regularly read food blogs, peer-reviewed scientific journals, and cookbooks. When my mind needs a break, I enjoy having a fiction book to turn to.

Side projects

Recipe development and food photography for my personal blog

Ideal team

I like working with small and large teams where there is an easy form of communication (such as Slack). Once the project and goals are clearly defined, I like to take project and run with it, coming back to the manager only if essential questions arise.