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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Choline Importance Dec 15, 2017

Have you heard about choline? This brain-boosting, liver-loving nutrient is the new favorite to make sure you include in your diet. Food Processing magazine named choline among the emerging ingredients of 2018. Here's why: As the brain's instant mess... Read More

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Processed Food Primer for the New Year Dec 08, 2017

When is a processed food a good choice? Some would say never. But that's really not the case. Many processed foods offer good nutrition and convenience. The buzzword when it comes to healthy foods is to eat "whole" or "clean," choosing foods such as... Read More

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Holiday Help Dec 01, 2017

Want to avoid gaining a few extra pounds this holiday season? Be mindful of what you're bringing to a party and what you're eating. This time of year offers almost daily temptation to add extra calories as parties become numerous along with platters ... Read More