Are you feeling Nutrition Information Overload?
- You want to stay on top of current nutrition research, but you never have enough time to carefully read all the journal articles you want.
- You struggle to identify reviews and summaries of research you can trust as accurate and unbiased.
- You aim to dispel myths and address conflicting headlines people see, but it’s challenging to recall the precise facts to counter scientific-sounding half-truths.
Hi, I’m Karen Collins.
I believe that when you turn nutrition from daunting to doable, you can transform people's lives.
What Other Dietitians Are Saying…
“Yet again you have managed to take numerous studies, summarize them for both professionals and the public, and provide invaluable resources (loved the video). AWESOME!!” Sharon Smalling, MPH, RD
“Thanks for the way you break down the research to help me explain nutrition science in a way that's understandable.” Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN
“I look to you as a resource that I trust for information. I've taken a few of your webinars, read anything you write and follow your blog. I encourage my interns to check out anything with your name attached. -- No pressure right? ha. Thank you for your good works.” Kim Beavers, MS, RDN, CDCES
What if you could be “that” dietitian, always on top of key nutrition research…
♦ Imagine being recognized as the expert who adeptly translates nutrition research and recommendations into clear, understandable messages.
♦ Imagine easily debunking less-than-accurate claims from nutrition headlines for patients and colleagues.
♦ Imagine confidently agreeing to comment on a trending nutrition topic for the media – because you have a go-to source you trust for the solid background you need.
…all without investing precious hours?
When you become part of this community, you’ll get time-saving resources that equip you to cut through today’s nutrition information overload and accurately translate the science into clear-cut action steps.
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Nutrition Information Overload? Oh yeah, I get it....
“If only I had time to read all these journal articles.” This drumbeat of guilt continually played in my head from my earliest days as a registered dietitian nutritionist. Amidst trying to see patients all day, I felt frustrated as I scrambled to find time to read important research carefully... and then figure out how to explain it so people could understand. Yet I needed to know that I was current with the science in order to feel confident that I was performing at my best.
I kept working at it, and gradually following the research became less overwhelming. Now, I love speaking and writing in professional forums, breaking down complexities of the research and translating it into concrete action steps. As a dietitian, you have the essential training and knowledge to translate research for your patients and clients… but there’s only so much time in your day. I consider it a privilege to help you conquer “nutrition overwhelm” — without spending hours struggling to keep up with the research — so you can feel capable and confident as you help others thrive.
Answer Tough Client Questions:
♦ Plant-Based Diets: 7 things you need to know
♦ Circadian Rhythms and Health: Can biological clocks go out of sync?
Be Ready to Talk about Headline-Making Studies:
♦ Inflammation: How to Measure It & Reduce It
♦ Prebiotics: How to Choose Carbohydrates for a Healthy Microbiota
Brush up on Key Nutrition Topics:
♦ Foods for Vascular Health to Slow Artery Aging
♦ Olive Oil Polyphenols: Are They the Heart of Health Benefits?
♦ High Blood Pressure: What the New Guidelines Mean for You
Taming Nutrition Overwhelm for You
"When I read my Today’s Dietitian magazine, I’m delighted when I see an article authored by Karen Collins -- because I know the information will be timely, accurate, and practical. It makes my job as an RDN easier, and I’m grateful that someone with her credibility is doing the work to accurately translate nutrition headlines and research studies to benefit her colleagues." Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN, FAND
“Karen Collins has served as a nutrition adviser to AICR for more than 30 years, and her expertise in translating nutrition research is unparalleled.” Deirdre McGinley-Gieser -- Senior Vice President, Programs & Strategic Planning, American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
In 2019, I was presented with AICR’s first Distinguished Service Award, citing my expertise in translating nutrition research into empowering, evidence-based messages.
Take a peek at the Food Facts library I developed for AICR, a deep-dive review of specific foods and their roles in cancer prevention or risk.
Start receiving the resources you need to support your work:
♦ Summaries that put new findings in context of overall research
♦ Access to major organizations’ recommendations on important questions all in one spot
♦ Downloadable tip sheets that put key messages in patient-friendly language for you
♦ Links to recipes and resources that help people put recommendations into practice.
I want to hear from you!
I love connecting with readers, so please share your comments and suggestions.
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Professional Services and Memberships
The common thread in all these roles: I love translating and communicating nutrition science in ways that make it understandable and practical.
I am a member of these professional organizations:
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- American Heart Association
- American Society for Nutrition
- Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group
- Dietitians in Business and Communications Dietetic Practice Group
- Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
- Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group
One of my personal philosophies is that being actively involved is what makes a difference for causes I value and for my own growth. Starting with a three-year term as co-director of the Wellness/Cardiovascular Health subunit of the SCAN dietetic practice group, and ultimately serving as SCAN’s Chair, I enjoyed six years of serving on the board. Previously, I served as president of my local dietetic association, as well as president or board chair of multiple local charitable organizations.