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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Berry Good Jul 10, 2020

Berries in July, fresh off the vine, just seem to taste better. Besides being the right colors (red strawberries and raspberries, blue blueberries), they are refreshing. If a handful of berries isn't part of your daily diet, this month is a good tim... Read More

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Fiber to the Rescue Jul 03, 2020

If you could just make one change to your diet to help prevent future diseases, add more fiber. Here are five diseases that fiber can help prevent: No. 1: The latest research shows that eating a diet high in fiber from vegetables, fruits and whole g... Read More

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Habits to Cultivate Jun 26, 2020

This shelter-in-place time has had me thinking about habits — the things I do on a daily basis to stay healthy. I think it's because so many habits were changed unexpectedly — driving to work, going to the gym, eating out. My daily commut... Read More

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Reducing Stroke Risk Jun 19, 2020

Did you know women are more likely to have a stroke than men? And women are also more likely to suffer from a permanent disability or die from a stroke? The good news is we can do something to lower our risk. Data analyzed and published in the jour... Read More