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Hitting a Whole in One with Ellie Krieger Dietitian-Nutritionist, Author, TV Host and Executive Producer W hen you think of passionate dietitians forging their own careers, it’s hard to go past Ellie Krieger RD. As the host and executive producer of the Public Television cooking series “Ellie’s Real Good Food,” New York Times best selling author, James Beard Foundation award winner, Washington Post weekly columnist, and leading media go-to dietitian- nutritionist; Ellie takes the cake, with a cherry on top! We were fortunate to sit down with the New York based dietitian, in the lead up to the launch of her latest cookbook, Whole In One, before a quick round of golf (jokes!). Going back to where it all began, why did you choose to become a dietitian? To quote my mom, “Ellie becoming a dietitian was like a pyromaniac becoming a fire fighter!” In other words, I’ve always loved food and been passionate about it. When I was younger, I really struggled with food and overeating. I found food to be the main thing that gave me pleasure, but through learning how to love food in a healthy way, (partially from the very sound advice from my mom), I decided to major in nutrition as an undergrad. And once I realized just what article continues overleaf... © Dietitian Connection 6 Infuse | September 2019