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Professional Bio

Heather K. Jones is a registered dietitian, a health journalist and a wellness coach. Specializing in nutrition communications, weight management and behavior change therapy, Heather has spent the last 20 years assisting people who struggle with diet and food issues.

She is the creator of Smaller Size Bigger Life (an online weight loss program for women who struggle with emotional eating, binge eating, overeating or body image issues), the nutrition expert for the New York Times best-selling book, The Skinnytaste Cookbook, and the author of several health books including The Salt Solution (written with the editors of Prevention Magazine) and Drop 5 Pounds (written with the editors of Good Housekeeping).

She’s also a nutrition consultant for The Best Life, a program based on the bestselling book by Bob Greene, Oprah’s personal trainer, and she has contributed to numerous health books including The Life You Want (Simon & Schuster, 2010), 2-Week Total Body Turnaround (Rodale, 2009), The Best Life Diet Cookbook (Simon & Schuster, 2008), and Restaurant Confidential (Workman, 2002).

Heather has had hundreds of articles published in healthy-living magazines, including SELF, Fitness, Redbook and more, and she is regularly featured as a nutrition expert in a variety of media outlets.

She also spent more than seven years working for the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and its award-winning newsletter, Nutrition Action Healthletter.