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Katherine Brooking
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Katherine Brooking is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education from Columbia University. She is dedicated to helping people achieve better health and richer lives through sound nutrition and healthy lifestyles. She a frequent nutrition contributor to top-tier national morning shows including the TODAY show, Live with Regis & Kelly, The Early Show on CBS, Good Morning America Health as well as dozens of local affiliate stations across the country.

Katherine co-founded Appetite for Health, a natioanally-syndicated nutrition segment series and website, As a writer covering health and wellness topics, Katherine has contributed to SELF Magazine, Prevention, Cooking Light and Woman’s Day and other leading news publications including The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and New York Daily News.

Her first book, The Real Skinny: Appetite for Health’s 101 Fat Habits & Slim Solutions (co-authored with Julie Upton) provides real world, practical “slim solutions” to help readers lose weight and keep it off for good.

Katherine received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science from Columbia University and her clinical nutrition training at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT. Katherine also holds a Master’s Degree in International Banking and Finance from Columbia University.

She lives in both New York and Miami Beach with Ollie & Jack, two of the world's finest canines.

Entries by Katherine Brooking

Nutrition Myths That May Be Destroying Your Diet

(18) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 12:01 PM

Nutrition misinformation is everywhere. Just turn on the TV or search online, and you'll be bombarded with all kinds of nutrition and weight loss advice that sounds compelling but probably has little (if any!) scientific basis whatsoever -- and may even be harmful to your health. Many myths start from...

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5 Perfect Produce Picks for Summer

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 11:25 AM

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How to Make Your Favorite Carbs More Diet-Friendly

(2) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 5:34 PM

Have you been passing on potatoes, skipping spaghetti, and banning bread in an effort to get leaner for summer? If so, your diet strategy may backfire because research suggests these favorite foods aren't the diet disasters that they've been made out to be.

A recent review of 19...

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5 Essentials You Need in Your Pantry

(14) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 8:30 AM

Could your pantry be the key to improving your diet and helping you peel off pounds? Yes, according to researchers from Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab. That's because kitchens ready for cooking mean you'll prepare more of your food at home. And compared to take out or...

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7 Smart Solutions for a Slimmer Memorial Day BBQ

(6) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 8:17 AM

Ready to fire up the grill for the summer season? You're not alone! A recent survey found that 80 percent of Americans own a grill -- and the vast majority of them will be using it this summer.

Although grilling can be one of the healthiest and...

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6 Surprising Heart-Healthy Foods

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 10:58 AM

When it comes to heart health, you may be well aware that it's a good idea to cut down on butter and bacon and boost your intake of fruits, veggies and whole grains. But there are some foods that you might never expect to see on a "heart healthy" list...

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Nutritionists' Healthiest Snack Picks for Kids

(15) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 8:57 AM


It's hard to believe, but the latest research shows that a mere 12 percent of American children are meeting the recommended servings for fruit and only 8 percent of American children are meeting the recommend servings for veggies.

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Nutritionist Moms Reveal What's in Their Kids' Lunch Boxes

(10) Comments | Posted August 10, 2013 | 11:42 AM

Yes, it's that time of year again. The summer is still in full bloom, but the school season is just around the corner. Here, six nutritionist moms reveal what they pack in their kids' lunch boxes.

Ilaria St. Florian MS, RD, Clinical Dietitian Stamford Hospital:


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Nutritionists' Favorite Healthy Kitchen Gadgets

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 5:57 PM

When it comes to making fast, healthy, and delicious meals, even top nutritionists can use a little bit of help in the kitchen. Good gadgets (and sous chef... if you can get your hands on one!) make meal prep easier, faster and more fun. I asked some of my favorite...

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How to Stay Sane in an Insane Weight World

(7) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 2:22 PM

Kate Upton's curves, Stacy Keibler's abs, Giselle's post-baby bod -- these are some of the latest "top stories" to hit the magazine covers in recent months. With a growing model/celebrity-driven media -- think TMZ, People, US Weekly, Page Six, not to mention the 24/7 buzz of the Internet -- we...

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Slim Solutions for a 'Skinny Kitchen'

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 5:57 PM

If you've ever struggled to shed pounds -- or keep them off -- chances are you may have collected some fat habits. "Fat habits" are those daily, unhealthy behaviors, choices, and actions that are keeping you out of your "skinny jeans." In our new book, The Real Skinny: 101 Fat...

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