While most of us want to eat healthfully, it doesn’t always come easy. It requires you to be vigilant about knowing what’s good for you and what isn’t, and having the willpower to follow through. It involves watching your calories, getting enough nutrients, avoiding processed foods, and more.
While that may seem daunting, having access to the right streams of information can make staying aware and finding healthy recipes a breeze. If you’re on Twitter, try following some of these people and organizations for news, motivation, and yummy eats you won’t regret indulging in.
Alex Caspero, MA, RD
With her appetizing photos and healthful recipes, Alex Caspero is a foodie’s best friend. She specializes in meat-free eating, weight management, and sports nutrition, and the foods she shares are anything but boring. Her Twitter feed is a nonstop stream of delicious-looking treats and meals, with links to all of her delicious recipes.
Follow her @delishknowledge
Andy Bellatti, MS, RD
Andy Bellatti believes in getting people back to whole foods, shunning highly processed foods, and keeping a close eye on how large food companies are influenced by policy. He tweets about living a healthy, plant-based lifestyle, and isn’t afraid to call it like he sees it when it comes to our unhealthy processed food habits.
Follow him @andybellatti
If you’ve ever read a health study or academic paper and wished it had been written in simpler language, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is the resource for you. CSPI advocates for a healthier food system, and promotes scientific research and information to that end. You’ll find great updates on the latest in food research that’s written in an easy to understand format.
Follow them @CSPI
You may have seen Dan Churchill on ABC’s “The Chew” or on “Good Morning America.” He’s written several books and has made food his cause. On his Twitter account, you’ll get sneak peaks of where he’s exploring world cuisine next, along with tasty recipes and plenty of delicious food photography.
Follow him @churchill_dan
Danielle Omar, MS, RDN
Have you ever felt overwhelmed in the grocery store or the kitchen and not been sure where to start with buying and preparing healthy meals? Danielle Omar may be able to help. She describes herself as a “food confidence guru,” and one look on her Twitter page will tell you why. She posts words of encouragement alongside healthy eating and food preparation tips, and is a great resource for stress-free healthy nutrition.
Follow her @2eatwellRD
Cassie Bjork, RD, LD is an author and the founder of Healthy Simple Life. She leads a team of nutrition and diet coaches that help people get in the best shape of their lives. You can find healthy eating tips, helpful infographics, and links to her latest blog posts on her Twitter account.
Follow her @dietitiancassie
For many folks, eating healthfully means eating a plant-centric diet. Dreena Burton is one to watch if meat-free eating interests you. She is the author of five cookbooks, all of them filled with vegetarian and vegan recipes. She’s also a mom, so she shares ideas that are perfect for healthy eaters of any age.
Follow her @dreenaburton
EA Stewart, MBA, RD
EA Stewart is the “Spicy RD,” a dietitian who posts delicious, mainly gluten-free, recipes and meal ideas that will keep you and your family healthy. She’s also a blogger, hiker, traveler, and mom. In addition to recipes, she shares travel tips and educational, nutrition-related articles.
Follow her @TheSpicyRD
Jamie Oliver is one of the world’s biggest celebrity chefs. Food Revolution is his campaign to change our relationship with food by promoting healthier options in schools and around the world. Get news in food advocacy plus frequent, delicious recipes.
Follow them @FoodRev
Janet Helm, MS, RD
Every day, there’s a hot new superfood or diet trend being shoved in our faces. Janet Helm is one writer who’s made it her work to follow these trends and speak up when they fly in the face of nutrition facts. Whether you like to be the cook who’s bringing new and exciting foods to your dinner party plates, or if you are just a foodie who wants to stay on the cutting edge, Helm’s a great resource.
Follow her @JanetHelm
You may have seen Joy Bauer on NBC’s “Today Show,” teaching the hosts how to prepare delicious and healthy foods. She’s a nutrition expert and focuses a lot on how detrimental junk food is to our health. Her Twitter page is a great place to look for fresh snack and meal ideas, as well as informative links and fun photos.
Follow her @joybauer
Kathy Smart is an award-winning health expert known for her gluten-free expertise as well as her holistic nutrition knowledge. She tweets out smart, healthy eating ideas, including her own meals and snacks, along with inspiring quotes, interesting nutrition-related stories, and outtakes from her daily life.
Follow her @Smart_Kitchen
Kids Eat Right
A project of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kids Eat Right promotes healthy eating among children in an effort to reduce and prevent childhood obesity. For parents, this is a must-follow Twitter account. You’ll get access to tasty, kid-friendly meal ideas and recipes, as well as links to important articles about your children’s health.
Follow them @kidseatright
Patricia Bannan, RDN
Patricia is a registered dietitian and nutrition expert. She writes and frequently appears on television. If you want great cooking tips, meal ideas, and seasonal recipes with no fillers, hers is an account to follow.
Follow her @NutritionGoGo
Russ Crandall blogs about living a gluten-free, paleo lifestyle, and even wrote a book about it. Follow him on Twitter for a healthy dose of his most delicious recipes, and salivate over his food pics.
Follow him @thedomesticman
Tony Amidor, MS, RD
The author of “The Greek Yogurt Kitchen,” Tony Amidor’s writing has appeared everywhere from the Food Network to “Men’s Fitness.” On Twitter, she shares her delicious recipes, nutritional knowledge, as well as great posts from throughout the Twittersphere.
Follow her @tobyamidor
Looking for an authoritative source on nutrition? The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is a solid bet. This agency and their Twitter account work to promote and support healthy eating for people of all ages, and they keep the public informed of all nutrition-related issues. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about how foods affect you and your family, this is a good place to start.
Follow them @USDANutrition