Jennifer McDaniel, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is nutrition consultant who values balance and appreciates food’s influence on overall health. She has developed and implemented wellness programs for numerous companies in the Saint Louis area, and is a professional and engaging speaker who desires to create a sense of motivation for all audiences.

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Recent Articles
  • New FDA rules for food labels

    (CNN) — Choosing healthier foods at the grocery store may soon be a little easier. The Food and Drug Administration is proposing several changes to the nutrition labels you see on packaged foods and beverages. If approved, the new labels would place a bigger emphasis on total calories, added sugars and certain nutrients, such as Vitamin D and potassium. The FDA is also proposing changes to serving size requirements in an effort to more accurately reflect what people usually eat […]

  • Jen McDaniel: Heart Misconceptions

    (STLMoms) – Heart disease is the number one killer of both men & women, yet, a survey conducted by the Cleveland clinic showed that #1) we don’t really know how to avoid heart disease #2) aren’t being proactive about prevention. Here are some common misconceptions: For more information on a personalized, heart-healthy diet plan visit Jennifer’s website: and find out how you can set up your appointment! Misconception #1: Taking fish oils will prevent heart disease: Fish oils are […]

  • Salad Dressing: Add the FAT!

    (STLMoms) – A recent study from Purdue University found that it is critical to add fat to your fruits and veggies in order to absorb health promoting carotenoids. Carotenoids are plant pigments, such as beta carotene, lutein, and lycopene, that help to protect us from chronic diseases such as certain cancers, heart disease, and eye conditions like macular degeneration. Which fats work best? Well, if you don’t want to drench your healthy salad in oil, go with a monounsaturated fat, […]

  • Smart Summer Smoothies!

    (STLMoms) – Making your own summer smoothies not only saves your pretty pennies, but can also save you calories while maximizing your smoothie nutrition! My 4 basic building blocks of a smoothie include: 1) Fruit or vegetable: go with frozen fruits and you can use less ice making a creamier smoothie 2) Protein: use Greek yogurt or dried milk powder to boost the protein in your smoothie, you can also use protein powders, but they are more costly, milk and […]

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