Show: Sports Medicine & Fitness Show
Jill Nussinow, MS, RD
National Nutrition Month
Jill Nussinow, aka The Veggie Queen, Registered Dietitian and a culinary educator comes on the show to discuss the key nutritional components for athletes, tips for eating healthy on a budget, the benefits of a vegetarian/vegan diet, and the best tips for athletes to meet nutritional needs with vegetarian/vegan diets.
Jill Nussinow, aka The Veggie Queen(tm), is a Registered Dietitian and a culinary educator who has been teaching plant-based, whole foods cooking for almost 25 years, with an emphasis on nutrient-dense local, seasonal and organic ingredients. Since 1995, she has broadened her repertoire and has been teaching people about the joys of cooking vegetables and using the pressure cooker. ill has been on the culinary faculty of Santa Rosa Junior College for more than 20 years, and has been teaching at cooking schools throughout the US, at festivals and events, farmer's markets and more. She regularly teaches cooking for the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, CA where she lives. Jill presents at a wide variety of venues including state dietetic associations, conferences and WIC offices, all with a focus on plant-based nutrition. In 2005, Jill published her award-winning book, The Veggie Queen(tm): Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment and in 2007 she came out with the DVD Pressure Cooking: A Fresh Look, Delicious Dishes in Minutes to aid her students in cooking fresh food fast and deliciously "green". Jill is at work on her pressure cooking cookbook due out summer 2011 (Book Publishing Company).
Melanie Cole, M.S.