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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Lowering Your Risk for Heart Disease Jun 14, 2019

My mother suffered from heart disease most of her life, and eventually the disease took her life. We went through stents, heart surgery, two pacemakers, replacement valves — the best that medical care could give her. Could a change in her diet ... Read More

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Hitting a Plateau Jun 07, 2019

Have you hit a plateau in your weight loss? I'm working with a client now that can't seem to get her weight to budge. Over the past four months, she's lost 28 pounds, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds a week, which is considered the right amount to lose. That'... Read More

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Fire Up the Grill May 31, 2019

Most of us think grilling when we think summer. Parties at home usually center around the grill — burgers, brats, barbecued chicken or steak. Raising cattle on our family farm meant our freezer was full of high-quality beef just waiting to be g... Read More