About EN

Environmental Nutrition (EN) is the award-winning, independent newsletter that opens your eyes to what you put in your mouth.

Are you floundering in the swamp of conflicting advice on low-carb diets, vitamin E, eating fish, genetically modified foods? EN offers authoritative, reliable, practical guidance on what works and what doesn't in balancing your diet to protect against disease, manage your weight, minimize risk from pesticides, and live a longer, healthier life.

Every month, the EN editorial team reviews scores of research reports, talks to the experts and the regulators, analyzes the information and provides sensible, practical--and sometimes surprising--bottom-line guidance on foods that will, for instance, help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer or diabetes.

Among as many as 15 articles a month are also cutting-edge reports on questionable "miracle" supplements and cautions on food safety, as well as succinct updates on current research. EN's popular "Nutrition Comparison" charts offers shopping shortcuts by check-marking best buys among brand-name foods.

A "newsletter that gets things right," said the New York Times.

EN's chief editors and writers, all nutrition experts, are dedicated to providing readers up-to-date, accurate information in clear, concise English--no jargon.

Editor: Sharon Palmer, R.D.
As a registered dietitian and writer, Sharon Palmer has established an excellent reputation in the field of food and nutrition journalism, publishing over 750 articles. Sharon enjoyed a diverse career in food and nutrition, with experiences as a clinical dietitian, wellness dietitian, and food and nutrition service director in health care settings, where she helped thousands of people lead healthier lives. She is also author of the book, “The Plant-Powered Diet” (The Experiment, June 2012).

Contributing Editors: Karen Collins, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
is frequently sought after as a nutrition speaker, writer and consultant. She offers special expertise in reducing cancer risk through healthy eating and lifestyle habits, and integrating cancer prevention into lifestyle choices that promote total health. Through years of counseling clients, thousands of nutrition news columns and her blog, Karen puts current studies into the big picture of overall research and makes healthful eating a doable goal.

Heidi McIndoo, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
is an award-winning, registered dietitian. She’s a nationally recognized nutrition expert who’s written for and been quoted in hundreds of publications and media outlets. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in dietetics from the University of Connecticut and her Masters of Science in nutrition communication at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, Heidi interned and worked at The Food Network’s New York studios.

Christine M. Palumbo, MBA, R.D.
is an award-winning dietitian from suburban Chicago. A former member of the American Dietetic Association Board of Directors, she stays on top of the latest in nutrition trends for her frequent media interviews and speaking engagements. A graduate of St. Catherine University, she has taught consumer writing for Benedictine University nutrition majors since 1994.

Victoria Shanta Retelny, R.D., L.D.N.
is a nationally-recognized registered, licensed dietitian, writer, media spokesperson, speaker, corporate wellness coach, and nutrition therapist. She has written in a variety of journals, newspapers, and magazines, as well as appeared in over a dozen television news segments and national broadcasts.

Sharon Salomon, M.S., R.D.
is a registered dietitian and freelance writer living in Phoenix, Arizona. Sharon writes about food and nutrition for local and national publications as well as content for web sites.

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.
speaks, writes and cooks up all things nutrition and diabetes. She has counseled and coached thousands of people to improve their diets and lifestyles. Jill also combines her knowledge of food, nutrition and diabetes with her public relations and communications skills. She is a nationally-recognized writer and nutrition expert and is frequently quoted in popular media outlets.

Lori Zanteson
is a writer, editor, and writing instructor. Specializing in food, nutrition and health issues, her work appears locally and nationally in a diverse selection of publications, both print and online, including magazines, journals, and newsletters. Striving for optimal health and wellness through food and healthy living keep her motivated to empower others through writing.

The 1970's was the heyday of fad diets, ranging from Zen macrobiotics to grapefruit and noodles for weight loss. There was little, if any, reliable information on food and nutrition for health-conscious consumers or even for specialists concerned with diet and health.

Environmental Nutrition was founded in 1977 to fill that gap. Since then, EN has been guiding readers to make the best choices for their whole environment of nutrition. That means we will be right beside you as you navigate making food choices that affect your health and that of your environment. Our focus is helping you to avoid all of the pitfalls that can occur when you make the wrong food and nutrition decisions.