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Editorial Policy

Publishing, editorial and placement decisions are based on the editors’ judgment of potential interest to readers, timeliness of the topic and quality of writing. Editorial content of Food & Nutrition Magazine is not influenced by private or industry sponsors, advertisers, donors, partners or collaborators. Food & Nutrition Magazine adheres to the ethical standards set forth by the American Society of Magazine Editors Guidelines for Editors and Publishers, which serve to prevent advertisers or sponsors from compromising editorial integrity and independence.


Recipe nutrition information that appears in Food & Nutrition Magazine is calculated by a registered dietitian nutritionist. Due to variations in ingredients and measurements, values are approximations. Read a full explanation of our analysis assumptions.

Discover New Products

Food Trends is an editorial series that highlights new food products. Among considerations for inclusion are availability and accessibility, category diversity and nutrient profile. Food & Nutrition is not paid for placement in this series, and although editors occasionally receive samples from manufacturers and publicists, it is not required. To submit information about a new product for potential inclusion, click here.


Advertorials (sometimes known as “advertising features” or “sponsored content”) must be identified as such and are not included in the publication’s table of contents or promoted as editorial content. While advertising in any publication of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics must be reviewed by staff registered dietitians, the editors of Food & Nutrition do not review advertorials. Advertising in Food & Nutrition is managed by Mrvica Associates. Learn more here.

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Food & Nutrition articles and original content is copyrighted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and registered with the U.S. Library of Congress. For public and personal websites, blogs or other publicly-available media channels including print, Food & Nutrition grants permission to use up to 50 words with attribution to Food & Nutrition and a link to for the full article. Any imagery or rich media that appears in Food & Nutrition or on is licensed to Food & Nutrition for its expressed purpose only. Neither Food & Nutrition nor the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics can offer or extend licensing, or bear responsibility or liability for unauthorized use or reproduction of licensed content.

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Book, app and film reviews may appear in Food & Nutrition Magazine and on To avoid conflict of interest, books, apps, films or other products authored or edited by members of the Academy are not eligible for editorial reviews.

The views expressed in Food & Nutrition Magazine are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or Food & Nutrition Magazine. No endorsement of an author’s views should be inferred unless the views are specifically identified as the official policy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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Academy President

Donna S. Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND

Chief Executive Officer

Patricia Babjak, MLS


Doris Acosta

Executive Managing Editor

Liz Spittler

​Managing Editor

Lauren Fox

Associate Editors

Mackenzie Allen; Sharon Denny, MS, RDN; Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN; Tom Ryan; Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

Contributing Editors

Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD; Jodie Shield, MEd, RD, LDN; EA Stewart, MBA, RDN; Elana Natker, MS, RD; Emily Cooper, RD, LD; Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RDN

Production Manager

Carolyn Rand

Design and Art Director

Ala Ennes Editor

Kris Scott

Advertising Representative

Michael Mrvica
M. J. Mrvica Associates, Inc.