Nina Elder, executive food editor for Everyday with Rachael Ray tells the restaurant brokers that trends to look out for include “High Heat - it brings a ton of flavor” and eating in a “fexitarian way. Nina has a strong background in the editorial field with stints at national magazines including Better Homes and Gardens and Bon Appetite. She is also a strong advocate for healthy living. In her interview with the restaurant brokers she explains the importance of chefs and their power to revamp their dishes to healthier alternatives. “Paleo is a lifestyle” she says so this trend has staying power while on the other hand, “Kale has peaked” and “Beets have emerged.”
Janet Helm, the chief food and nutrition strategist at Weber Shandwick tells the restaurant brokers that 2015 is the “year of the Bean.” She reminds isteners to the popular radio show that there is a “rise of more plant based meals and “vegetables are now more “center of the plate.” Janet has a substantial background in the editorial world and blogs for both Healthy Aperture and U.S. News & World Report. She believes that both taste and health can coincide and stresses that importance during the interview. Healthy eating can be tasty and beneficial. Her blog highlights out healthy recipes and transforms them for food for life.
Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian with 16 years of health care experience participates in the show this week. She says she channels her nutrition experience into writing features covering health, wellness, nutrition, and cuisine. Being in the healthcare industry has taught her the importance of healthy living and in her opinion, living a healthy lifestyle is not just about physical exercise but about the food you need for optimal health. ”Nuts and Seeds” she says, are going to be the new food craze of 2015..
Join the restaurant brokers and their guests as they discuss the secrets behind the pages of a successful food magazine. Tune into the entire restaurant radio show live on Atlanta radio station WGKA 920 The Answer on Saturday at noon or the rebroadcast Sunday at 1 PM on Biz 1190.
This Week’s Guests:
Sharon Palmer – Today’s Dietitian Magazine
Sharon has created an award-winning profession based on combining her two great loves--food and writing. As a registered dietitian with 16 years of health care experience, she channels her nutrition experience into writing features covering health, wellness, nutrition, and cuisine. Sharon is also a passionate writer about food and environmental issues, having published a number of features on plant-based diets, hunger, agriculture, local and organic foods, eco-friendly culinary practices, sustainability, food safety, and food security.
Over 850 of Sharon's features have been published in a variety of publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Prevention, Oxygen, LA Times, Cooking Smart, and CULINOLOGY. Her books include The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health Beginning Today and Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps & 125 Delicious Recipes.
Sharon is the editor of the acclaimed health newsletter, Environmental Nutrition and nutrition editor for Today’s Dietitian. She writes every day for her popular Plant-Powered Blog. In addition, Sharon is a nutrition advisor for the Old ways Vegetarian Network and will serve as a returning judge for the 2015 James Beard Journalism awards. She was the proud recipient of the Loma Linda University Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Living in the chaparral hills overlooking Los Angeles with her husband and two sons, Sharon enjoys visiting the local farmers market every week and cooking for friends and family.
Nina Elder – Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine
Nina has been with Every Day with Rachael Ray since 2011 and became Deputy Food Editor in 2013. Before joining the magazine, she was a member of the editorial teams at Bon Appétit and Better Homes & Gardens Her work has been nominated for a Bert Greene Award by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, as well as a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award. After graduating from GHS and the University of Missouri, Nina moved to Des Moines, Iowa, for an internship at Midwest Living; next she moved on to become travel and features editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Her job at Better Homes provided a broad background in writing and editing stories not only about travel but also about health issues (she wrote the monthly Health Update column), children's ideas (she helped the parenting editor with features) and gave her an entry into writing about food and cooking. As executive food editor at Ray's magazine, Nina works with writers, photographers, designers, recipe developers and test-kitchen staff to create seasonal features and appealing articles about food and cooking with an emphasis on fast, easy recipes and creative ideas.
Janet Helm- Weber Shandwick
Janet Helm, a registered dietitian, nutrition blogger, Chief Food and Nutrition Strategist in North America at Weber Shandwick (a global public relations firm), and a cookbook author! Janet is the author of the blog Nutrition Unplugged, where she frequently addresses food and nutrition trends and the latest diet crazes. Janet is also the co-founder of the Nutrition Blog Network and Healthy Aperture, the first online food photo gallery focused on healthy foods. Janet recently published her first book with the editors of Cooking Light called The Food Lover’s Healthy Habits Cookbook. She also blogs for U.S. News & World Report.