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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All About Whole Grains Oct 11, 2019

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to grains. Should you eat grains? What is a whole grain? How do you cook them? Here are some answers from a Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers conference held in Boston. Grains worldwide provide nearly 50% of th... Read More

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Pumpkin Mania Oct 04, 2019

Now that it's October, pumpkins seem to be everywhere. And our grocery store shelves are full of all things pumpkin-spiced — from oatmeal and baking chips (like chocolate chips) to muffins and coffee. Starbucks hangs their fall on the sale of p... Read More

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Healthy Eating on a Budget Sep 27, 2019

My mom was the queen of doing her meal planning based on the grocery store flyer sales. When the flyer arrived in the mail, she would sit down and decide her menu for the week. Canned vegetables (at 3 for $1) were gathered to make a healthy chili fo... Read More

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What Should Your Baby and Toddlers Be Drinking? Sep 20, 2019

Breast milk, infant formula, water and plain milk are part of a new set of comprehensive beverage recommendations for children. The recommendations come from a well-respected group — the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Academy ... Read More