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hey, i'm kiersten

I'm a nutrition journalist passionate about debunking diet culture myths and providing you with all the tools you need to take back control of your own health. My reporting focuses on health from a longevity perspective rather than a pants size or a number on a scale.

My work has been published by The Healthy, Eating Well, Clean Plates, Nike, Taste of Home, Eat This, Stacker, and more. I also write a weekly essay for Forkful, my Substack newsletter.

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my philosophy

Time and time again, medical experts and research confirm that cleanses, fad diets, and quick-fix schemes don’t actually do anything for your long-term health—yet society pushes these ideals often. My goal is to report the truth, to provide you with real solutions to take care of the body you have now.

kind words

As a Registered Dietitian, it is always amazing to work with writers and editors that truly stand for and promote science in the health and nutrition world, and Kiersten does that! Not only does she accurately use my tips, advice, and recommendations in her articles, but she also seeks to support her information with research and facts in a way that helps her readers and the general public. I am always proud to read her pieces and truly enjoy the opportunity to regularly work with her!
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Kiersten brings a rare blend to our content. She’s a journalist who’s thorough in her reporting and reliable with deadlines, and her content consistently performs for us. But perhaps most worth noting is that Kiersten is a pleasure to work with. I count her as a cherished colleague, and our team always appreciates being able to turn to her for expertise.

Krissy Gasbarre

Kiersten has excellent self-awareness and was by far my favorite editor I’ve ever worked directly under. Her background paired with her grit and people skills made her a wonderful colleague and collaborator. She knows when to be hands-off and the trust she had in my work helped strengthen my confidence professionally. She always gave excellent constructive criticism and never denied collaboration even after her role to oversee my work ended. Anyone who has the pleasure to work with Kiersten will receive nothing short of the utmost respect, honesty, and professionalism.

Ann Marie Langrehr

Kiersten is a strong asset to any team. She’s a diligent reporter, reliable with deadlines, and has a robust understanding of key SEO practices. She is also receptive to criticism and deeply cares about her work, as well as the brands she contributes to. It’s a pleasure working with her.

Cheyenne Buckingham
Staff Editor, Nike

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