Christine Palumbo is a registered dietitian nutritionist in Naperville, Ill. Her monthly Good Sense Eating columns run Manhattan Family, Brooklyn Family, Queens Family, Bronx/Riverdale Family magazinesand ran in Chicago Parent from January of 2007 through June of 2016. Her popular Food News column appeared in Allure magazine from 2001 to 2008 and she was a contributing editor for Environmental Nutrition between 2010 and 2012.
Christine has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC News NewsOne, Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends, CNN Financial Network’s The Flipside, and LiveWellHD Network, as well as many local TV and radio stations. In 1982, she debated the famous Dr. Robert Atkins on Chicago area television. Local WGN-AM’s Dean Richards frequently asks her to be a guest on his Food Time program.
Media such as Yahoo! Health, Eat This, Not That!, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Prevention, Health, O The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, Redbook, Women’s Health, Woman's Day, Shape, WebMD, Fitness, Oxygen, Natural Health, Woman's World, Investor’s Business Daily, Chicago Tribune and the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have featured her nutritional expertise, as well as ParentDish.com and Examiner.com.
In addition to her work with the media, Christine is a sought-after speaker on a variety of health-related topics. In her private practice, she provided practical advice on weight management, family nutrition, heart disease prevention, and general lifestyle improvement. Between 1994 and 2016, she was an adjunct faculty member of Benedictine University teaching nutrition students consumer writing.
Christine also analyzes recipes for nutrient values, develops nutrition education materials, exhibits at professional meetings, and works on special projects for an interesting client mix of food companies. She began her career counseling cardiovascular and diabetic patients at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Mt. Sinai Hospital in Minneapolis.
Christine served on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large from 2006-2009, and participated in their House of Delegates and on many committees, including the Nominating, Honors, Member Value and Association Positions Committee.
Awards include the Bronze medal in the Parenting Media Association Design & Editorial competition for two of her Chicago Parent columns in 2014. Others include Outstanding Dietetic Educator (2011), Outstanding Dietitian (2002) and Recognized Young Dietitian (1982) by the Illinois Dietetic Association and Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur (2007) by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2013, she was recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
A graduate of St. Catherine University in St. Paul – where she received the 2012 Alumnae Award – Christine also holds a master’s degree in business administration (marketing) from DePaul University.
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