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Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RDN

No Nonsense Nutrition, LLC

I am so excited to launch my new business, No Nonsense Nutrition, LLC!!! My focus is to help you cut through the clutter, navigate the flip flopping media headlines and understand the latest scientific breakthrough and how to make it work in your life. 

For the better part of my career, I have worked in media.  It started with a radio show then I was selected to be a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and after 12 years of serving as a nutrition expert I was hired as director of nutrition for WebMD in 2003.  

My passion is helping people understand the impact of scientific discovery and how to apply it to everyday life.  No gimmicks or sensational headlines from me, just the scientific evidence interpreted by a nutrition expert. 


Corporate Advisor, Board Member

From serving on nutrition advisory boards to consulting with companies to help with the development of healthier products, I have helped numerous companies bridge to better connect with their customers.  


I have traveled the the globe giving presentations on a wide range of food and nutrition topics.  In addition to platform presentations to professionals and consumers, I have also conducted numerous webinars. In 2016, in recognition of my contributions to the profession and my speaking skills, the Academy awarded me with the Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial award. 

Nutrition Advocate

It was such an honor to be invited to make remarks with Secretary Tom Vilsack at the launch of ‘My Plate’.  Lending my voice and support promoting public health initiatives has been an honor, a privilege and a passion to serve as a nutrition advocate for better health and wellness. 

Recipe Developer

I love food and I love to cook.  It started when I was as Asst. Prof. at St. Mary’s Dominican College teaching food science and evolved into developing, testing and analyzing nutritional content of new recipes.  You can find my recipes on WebMD, United Healthcare, WebMD the Magazine and more. 


My education and training is in nutrition and public health but communicating and translating nutrition science has been the focus of my career.  I was hooked on writing with my first opportunity for a ‘byline’.  My first article was entitle ‘Rating the Fat Fighters’ for the Times Picayune in New Orleans.  That piece led me on the path to my career as a journalist where I have written hundreds of articles for WebMD, United Healthcare, Food & Nutrition Magazine and more. 


Being on camera doing satellite media tours, interviews or public service announcements has been one of the most rewarding parts of my career.  My experience in front of the camera led to being hired to do workshops and on-camera media training for hundreds of dietitians.