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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Cancer Myths Nov 29, 2019

I often have clients come in asking what they should eat to prevent cancer. What's important to prevent nearly any disease is a healthy diet. That translates to lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and low-fat dairy. I'm not a propo... Read More

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Mindful Holidays Nov 22, 2019

The cover of the latest Eating Well magazine states, "Celebrate Deliciously." That's my motto for the 2019 holidays. So many of us watch what we eat and labor over making sure our food is healthy that sometimes we forget to celebrate our plates. We a... Read More

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Holiday Help Nov 15, 2019

Oh, the holidays. For many trying to maintain weight — and not gain the dreaded 5 pounds over the winter season — holiday festivities can be stressful. Celebrating the holidays while eating healthy can seem like an impossibility. What's t... Read More

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Healthier Holiday Baking Nov 08, 2019

For the holidays, baking shifts into gear with cookies, pies, candy and cakes. We seem to be surrounded by temptation at every holiday party and event. While you may not be able to avoid or resist all the creamy desserts, there are ways to make your... Read More