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About Joanne Larsen


Joanne Larsen

Joanne's passion is helping people make healthier food choices and developing tools that help people make positive changes that work. Her skills are integrating health information with technology for consumer and professional markets. She can be contacted below. Joanne helps clients move from setting weight or health goals to successful behavior changes.

Joanne Larsen is a licensed, registered dietitian with extensive clinical experience in nutrition therapy in hospitals, clinics, mental health and long term care. She has a bachelor's degree in dietetics with a minor in chemistry and a master's degree in nutrition with a minor in counseling. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association).

As the editor for the Academy's new online diet manual covering over 70 diseases, Joanne developed a research based nutrition practices manual with patient education materials. It is used by thousands of dietitians in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and private practice. The Academy's ethics committee commissioned Joanne to write an article on copyrighted materials for the Journal of the American Dietetic Association published October 2010. For the Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior, she has reviewed articles for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Ask the Dietitian® website launched July 1995 and maintained by Joanne Larsen is one of the first nutrition websites on the Internet. This website has won many awards. Joanne is often interviewed as a nutrition expert for television, radio, newspaper and magazine nutrition articles. If you are a journalist and want to interview Joanne, please complete the form below.

Since 1989, Joanne has designed nutrition analysis software as well as ingredient, food and recipe databases for several software companies. Starting in 1995, she has created web applications and nutrition content for many successful Internet companies. Since 2000, Joanne has developed nutrition applications for smart phones as well as marketing health technology products such as a bar code scanner for consumers to make healthier food choices.

In 1995, Joanne wrote "Edmund's Food Ratings for Dieters" which sold over 10,000 copies in 6 months. She created individual food ratings to help consumers compare how well a food fit in their weight loss plan.

Her teaching experiences at the University at Minnesota Duluth and two Minnesota Community Colleges provided her with the opportunity to share her knowledge as well as clinical experience with students as a nutrition educator.

Ask the Dietitian®, Healthy Body Calculator®, Healthy Kid Calculator® and HELP Healthy Eating for Life Plan® are registered trademarks of Joanne Larsen.



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