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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Healthy Eating tips May 14, 2021

I've given several presentations lately on "food as medicine" — meaning, eating for health. We all know the statistics. More than 74% of adults in the U.S. are obese or overweight. Another 1.6% are underweight. Both can negatively affect your h... Read More

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Make a Lifestyle Change May 07, 2021

The statistics say that 1 in 3 U.S. adults is currently at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The problem is most adults don't know that. For anyone worried about getting Type 2 diabetes, know that there are lifestyle changes you can make to preve... Read More

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Food for Thought Apr 30, 2021

What we eat really makes a difference in how we feel and our quality of life. Just this week, I came across three different studies looking at food and health, from the impact of omega-3s to strawberries to beet juice. A study in Nature Communicati... Read More

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Feeding Your Baby Apr 23, 2021

There's new research suggesting early introduction of common allergy foods to babies around 6 months of age can reduce the risk of developing food allergies. That advice is now part of the recently released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.... Read More