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About Joan

Joan Salge Blake is Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University and an author of Nutrition & You (2012), Nutrition & You: Core Concepts to Good Health (2010), Nutrition: From Science to You (2009), and Eat Right The E.A.S.Y. Way (1991).

Joan is member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the Massachusetts Dietetic Association (MDA).  She was previously named MDA's "Young Dietitian of the Year" and is a MDA board member. She was awarded the 2001 Whitney Powers Excellence in Teaching Award from BU, the 2007 Outstanding Dietetic Educator from the American Dietetic Association, and the 2009 Outstanding Dietitian by MDA.  She is currently an ADA National Media Spokesperson.

Joan Salge Blake has appeared on CBS-The Early Show, CNN, Pure Oxygen, NBC News ( Boston ), Fox TV ( Boston ), CBS News ( New York and Boston ), Chronicle, Doctors On Call, NiteBeat and other television and radio talk shows.  Her nutrition segments appear regularly on Fox TV Boston.

Joan Salge Blake is a sought-after nutrition expert and lecturer, who has been quoted in or written for NPR, People, Forbes, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Health, Redbook, the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Business Traveler, Family Circle, US World News, Parade, Newsday, Readers Digest, the Boston Phoenix, The Patriot Ledger, Food Network.com, AOL.com, WebMD, Cooking Light, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, MsNBC, Men's Health, Woman's Health, Good Housekeeping , Runner's World, Today's Dietitian, Details, Fitness, Shape, Self, Weight Watchers, Parents, Essence, Yahoo.com and Golden Years magazines.

Her "Ask Joan" nutrition columns have appeared on Oxygen.com.  Forbes Magazine's "Best Of The Web 2001" issue named Joan's nutrition column as one of the best features in the Diet and Nutrition category. Her enthusiastic attitude towards nutritious eating has motivated millions of people to use the internet as a resource for healthy living. As the host of the online chat entitled, "Joan's Healthy Habits," she helped people manage their weight in cyberspace.

She has a private practice specializing in weight management and lifestyle changes.  She has also worked as a consultant in the restaurant industry. She is currently working towards her doctorate at Boston University.