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a wonderful, incredibly broad field it is, I was
like, "As a girl who loves food and science,
this is totally for me!"
What inspired you to forge a career as a TV
dietitian / nutritionist?
Oh again, it was my mom! She sent me this
article about dietitians working in the media.
I remember putting it on my corkboard and
saying, "That's what I want to do." I was so
focused from that point forward in believing
this was where I was meant to be, that I
ended up majoring in nutrition education
with a minor in journalism. Then once
I’d graduated from my Master's, I started
pitching. I pitched editors and producers
story ideas; I’d worked hard at a couple of
internships, one at CNN and one at CBS. I
got a sense of how the business worked and
then worked as my own publicist for several
years, pitching both nutrition story ideas
and myself. Gradually, little by little, I built
up a list of people who would call on me
to speak on TV or radio, and a couple of
publications put their faith in me to write
healthy eating articles. Somewhere along
the way, I wound up on the right person's
contact list, because I got a phone call from
a woman who was casting a TV show called
Living Better. I auditioned, got hired and the
show soon became Living Better with Ellie
Krieger. This was my first TV show and the
start of really cracking the TV industry!
In addition to your TV career, you’ve
also successfully authored a number of
cookbooks, with your seventh cookbook
launching in October...
"I think I’ve struck the
balance to making the
recipes healthy and
luscious... whilst being
able to be made all in
© Dietitian Connection
It’s actually out for presale now, but officially
comes out on October 15. It's called Whole
In One, and it features complete, healthy
meals in a single pot, sheet pan or skillet.
I'm really happy with it. Even though it’s my
seventh book, every time I write a book, I'm
like, "Oh my gosh, this is so hard." It doesn't
really get easier, but that’s because I always
care deeply about the work.
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