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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Silver Linings Sep 25, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way we buy groceries and make meals. Data suggests that we are eating more at home, shop for groceries online more and are more concerned about preparing foods that support our immunity. A survey for Kroger found 51% of respo... Read More

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Heart and Brain Connection Sep 18, 2020

There was a song we used to sing: "The thigh bone is connected to the knee bone, and the knee bone is connected to the ... " From that childhood song, I learned how interconnected our bodies are. So, it's not a surprise that we can preserve our brain... Read More

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Lowering Your Alzheimer's risk Sep 11, 2020

My uncle and my father-in-law both suffered from Alzheimer's. It's a terrible disease. So, is there a way to lower Alzheimer's risk? A new study finds we can with some lifestyle changes. The study, published recently in the journal Neurology, found ... Read More

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Family Mealtime Sep 04, 2020

Most of us have a lot on our plates in September — literally. It's back to school (whatever that looks like this year), back to schedules and back to meals at home. Wait, haven't we been doing that in this shelter-at-home, don't-go-out-to-eat t... Read More