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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Eggs in Favor Sep 14, 2018

There seems to be an ongoing love-hate relationship with eggs. Are they good for you? (That's a definite yes. They're a great source of high quality protein). Can someone with Type 2 diabetes eat them? Why is it that some foods go in and out of favor... Read More

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Sugar Busters Sep 07, 2018

Myths abound concerning sugar. Does it feed cancer? Is sugar addictive? Are natural sugars better than added sugars? Environmental Nutrition Newsletter took a look recently at the connection between sugar and cancer. Researchers found that sugar feed... Read More

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Heart Healthy Diet Aug 31, 2018

If you're looking for a road map to a healthy diet, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are a great place to start. They're revised every five years, with the most recent published in 2015. The next will be out in 2020. In a nutshell, the icon, call... Read More