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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What Kids Will Eat Jan 15, 2021

A recently published study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights kids' eating preferences. We often think kids won't eat something healthy, but this study found otherwise. The study looked at the availability of lower-s... Read More

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Making Every Bite Count Jan 08, 2021

The new 2020 to 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are out, updated every five years. The new edition urges us to make every bite count — to think about how everything we eat and drink makes a difference. There are five important recommenda... Read More

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What Really Works Jan 01, 2021

Weight loss ranks as one of the top New Year's resolutions every year. So, here it is, the first week of January, and like most Americans, you probably have it somewhere on your resolutions list. That's according to an article published in the Intern... Read More

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No Magic Diet Dec 25, 2020

This is the season when we turn to that magic diet that will help us drop those unwelcome COVID-19 and holiday pounds. There is no shortage of headlines guaranteeing success to anyone who follows the latest diet. Some, such as the Mediterranean or t... Read More