About Charlyn Fargo

Charlyn Fargo

Charlyn Fargo

Charlyn Fargo is a registered dietitian and holds a master's degree in nutrition. She grew up on a central Illinois farm and covers agriculture for the State Journal-Register in Springfield. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Illinois as well as a degree in food and a master's in nutrition from Eastern Illinois University, all of which provides her with the knowledge she shares in her weekly column, "Nutrition News ."  While growing up, she spent her summers showing Shorthorn cattle. She has a daughter, Katie.

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Breastfeeding Reduces Breast Cancer Risk Oct 13, 2017

Breast cancer seems to have touched everyone in one way or another — whether a relative or friend or yourself. I'm thankful my mom is a two-time survivor. To mark National Breast Cancer Month in October, the American Institute of Cancer Resear... Read More

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Fall Foods Oct 06, 2017

Fall is my favorite time of the year, hands down. I love the pumpkins, the leaves, the crisp mornings and evenings and the bonfires. Fall always meant the start of something new - a new semester, a new hobby, a new class. It can also be a time to st... Read More

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Butter or Margarine? Sep 29, 2017

A friend called with a valid question that many of us wonder — should she choose butter or margarine? Which is a healthier choice? It's a hot topic debate that has been battled over the decades. Some claim that margarine is a heart healthy alte... Read More