About the Author

Sharon Palmer, RDN

Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian nutritionist, is an accomplished writer, editor, blogger, author, speaker, and media expert with expertise in plant-based nutrition and sustainability. Sharon has authored over 1,000 articles in publications including Better Homes and Gardens, Oprah, and Los Angeles Times. She has published two books: The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health, Beginning Today (The Experiment, July 2012) and Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps & 125 Delicious Recipes in July 2014. Her third book on plant-based eating is due for publication in 2020. Sharon has contributed to several book chapters on nutrition and sustainability. She also serves as nutrition editor for Today’s Dietitian, and a judge for the James Beard Journalism Awards. Sharon organizes farm and sustainability tours across the world and blogs every day for 200,000 members at The Plant-Powered Dietitian. She holds a master of science in sustainable food systems from Green Mountain College in Vermont, and serves as associate faculty at both Sterling College and Prescott College on sustainable nutrition.

Articles by Sharon Palmer, RDN

Are Chia Seeds Healthy?

Chia seeds are heating up on the "superfood" front due to their impressive nutrition profile. The seed known as the quirky sprout of Chia Pet fame has officially made a comeback, showing up in everything from beverages and snack foods to desserts and nutrition bars. Are chia seeds healthy? They … Read More

Vegetarian vs. Vegan Diets

Plant-based diets are growing in popularity, as people look to gain health and environmental benefits. According to the Vegetarian Resource Group, 3.3 percent of the population is vegetarian, and about half of those are vegan. Younger adults (18 to 34 years old) have the highest rate of vegetarianism (5.3 percent), … Read More
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