IntroductionJanel Ovrut Funk is a registered dietitian with a with a master’s degree from the Nutrition Communication program at Tufts University in Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Syracuse University. A nutrition consultant to corporations, institutions, and individuals, she’s been quoted in SHAPE, Prevention, Today’s Dietitian, Chicago Tribune, and FITNESS Magazine. Janel is also the dietitian for a Boston performing arts college where she provides nutrition programming and counseling to the students, and serves as adjunct professor of nutrition.
Speaking on a variety of topics for groups such as the Healthy Living Summit, Massachusetts Dietetic Association, and Diet.com, Janel has a knack for knowing how to simplify complicated nutrition information and help others implement healthy dietary changes, one bite at a time.
Janel is a regular contributor to the Food Network’s Healthy Eats blog with “The Veggie Table” posts where she writes about vegetarian and vegan cooking. In addition, she has authored articles about family nutrition for SuperKids Nutrition, the benefits of pomegranates for POM Wonderful, recipes for The Mushroom Channel, and keeps her own food and nutrition blog, Eat Well with Janel.
Janel is an active board member for both the American Dietetic Association and the Massachusetts Dietetic Association. She is a recipient of the 2010 Massachusetts Dietetic Association’s Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award.
Fiber. It fills you up, keeps you satisfied, helps prevent diabetes, and is found in a wide variety of delicious foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, and seeds. Did you know that fiber has heart health benefits too? February is National Heart Health month, making now the perfect time to check into your diet and make sure youre getting your fiber fill.The American Dietetic Association recommends that women ages 19 to 50 get at least 25 grams of fiber each day, and men in…