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Welcome to Carolyn O’Neil’s

Happy Healthy Kitchen:

Good for People and the Planet!

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Through blog post stories, videos and recipes based on the latest food, farming and nutrition facts and trends and inspired by a world of taste adventures, The Happy Healthy Kitchen serves up food good for people and the planet.

Here’s a bit about Carolyn.

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  • Food & Nutrition Expert
  • Media Presenter
  • Cookbook Author
  • Food & Travel Journalist
  • Food & Lifestyle Writer
  • Newspaper columnist
  • Food & Nutrition Writer
  • Video and TV Talent
  • Recipe Developer
  • Nutrition Speaker
  • Healthy Lifestyle Blogger

Noted food and nutrition expert, award winning journalist, speaker, nutrition communications expert, food and travel writer and television personality CAROLYN O’NEIL, MS, RDN shares her refreshing food philosophy- “The More You Know, The More You Can Eat!” She is a registered dietitian and award-winning author and journalist who reported on food and travel at CNN for nearly 20 years.

Carolyn is the author of Southern Living’s cookbook on healthy Southern foods called Slim Down South: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon!  

The cookbook features over 120 fabulous and figure friendly Southern recipes with beautiful photography and a 14-day Slim Down Eating Plan. Southern and Healthy? You bet your biscuits!!!

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Carolyn is the co-author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous! (Simon & Schuster, Atria Books) – Winner “Best Health and Nutrition Book” at the World Food Media awards.

Carolyn is contributes food, nutrition and culinary travel stories to a number of publications including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in both print and digital editions.  She contributes culinary travel features to magazines including Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, VIE Magazine and Modern Luxury’s The Atlantan.

O’Neil is quoted regularly as a nutrition expert on WebMD’s website and in WebMD Magazine and famously appears on the Food Network as “The Lady of the Refrigerator” a recurring nutrition expert on Alton Brown’s hit Food Network program Good Eats. This just in: The all new Good Eats Reloaded with Alton Brown on the Cooking Channel features Carolyn as the “Lady of the Refrigerator”!

Carolyn appears regularly on NBC Atlanta & Company with TV food demo segments on food, nutrition and culinary trends. She has appeared multiple times on national television programs including the Today Show, Access Hollywood LIVE and WGN-Chicago.

Her blog is The Happy Healthy Kitchen.

As a journalist specializing in food and nutrition Carolyn is a contributor and called upon as a nutrition expert for quotes in many national magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Self, Shape, Cooking Light, Redbook, and Family Circle.

Carolyn’s CNN reporting on food and health earned three James Beard Foundation Awards. She is a member of the James Beard Who’s Who in Food and Beverage. Carolyn is currently a judge for the James Beard Foundation Awards.

The American Heart Association, American Society for Nutrition, The Institute of Food Technologists, The American Dietetic Association and The National Restaurant Association have recognized O’Neil with awards for excellence in food and nutrition communication.

Carolyn O’Neil has a Master’s degree in Nutrition with a specialization in Communication from Boston University and Bachelor’s of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition with a minor in English from Florida State University. She completed her Dietetic Internship at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, San Diego. Carolyn is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Carolyn O’Neil lives in Atlanta.