Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
My name is Maryann Jacobsen and I’m the blogger behind Raise Healthy Eaters. I have over 16 years of experience as a registered dietitian, working in many capacities from outpatient nutrition counselor to corporate dietitian to freelance writer. I have worked with every stage of life — children, adults and the elderly. I consider myself a “family nutrition expert” because I understand each stage of development and consider them all to be closely linked.
Before delving into child nutrition, I worked at nursing homes, hospitals and counseled adults in improving their eating habits. I learned quickly that people’s eating habits are shaped early on, not just with what they were fed as children but how. When I had kids of my own in 2006, preventing eating problems was foremost on my mind because I knew firsthand how difficult it can be to change habits, beliefs and lifestyles later in life.
I discovered my love for writing upon entering the corporate world later in my career and knew almost instantly that I wanted to combine my two loves — nutrition and writing — to help people. My signature strength is digging into the research offering unique insights with input from leading experts in the nutrition field. I do all the research so you don’t have to!
I have a 4-year degree in nutrition from San Diego State University and I completed my internship at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). I later completed my Master’s in Nutrition at the University of New Haven.
I regularly blog at Huffington Post and have written for the New York Times Motherlode, CookingLight.com, My Recipes and other popular blogs. My first book, which I coauthored with Jill Castle, MS, RD, Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School, came out in April 2013. I recently released an e-book entitled: From Picky to Powerful: Transform Your Outlook on Picky Eating and End Food Battles Forever!
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