Jennifer McGuire, MS, RD

Jennifer McGuire, MS, RD

Jennifer McGuire, MS, RD, has a decade of experience writing and talking about healthful food.

A respected nutrition resource for the media, fellow healthcare professionals, policymakers, and food companies including the National Fisheries Institute, Jennifer is passionate about helping families figure out mealtime.

She lives in Dallas with her husband and three young sons.

Healthy Twists on Tailgate Fare

Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Healthy Twists on Tailgate Fare

Filling the tables at a tailgate with delicious dishes is a team effort, and you can always count on plenty of the typical hearty offerings fit for a linebacker. This season, add a little variety to the lineup with some lighter (but equally delicious) dishes. 

Read on for healthy twists on tailgating classics.
How to Pack a Summertime Picnic

Simply moving a meal from the kitchen table to a blanket on the ground magically makes mealtime more fun.

That is the power of a picnic! 

Whether you choose to set up close to home in the yard or while out and about at the pool or park, be prepared for a safe and tasty picnic with these tried-and-true tips.
Seafood: A Powerhouse Pregnancy Food

Expecting and new parents are used to getting all things new: new nursery furniture, new tiny clothes, new diapers, and, like it or not, an onslaught of new information. 

But, as well intentioned as it may be, much of the “wisdom” shared with parents-to-be is confusing and can be inaccurate, especially when it comes to food. 

Let’s start by clearing the water with some science-based facts about one of the most misunderstood powerhouse pregnancy foods: seafood.

Lunches that Pack a Punch

Thursday, 24 August 2017
Lunches that Pack a Punch

As parents, we all pay a hefty price for the sweet routine the start of the school year brings: packing lunch. 

Complaints that top the list for this daily chore are lunches that don't get eaten, time-consuming prep, and balancing healthy choices. 

As the school year approaches, try the following tips to lessen the lunch-packing pressure.

Surprising Summertime BBQ Ideas

Thursday, 08 June 2017
Surprising Summertime BBQ Ideas

Backyard grills beckon as the schoolyear schedule lets up a bit, the weather gets warmer, and the thought of turning on the oven makes you break into a sweat. 

Summertime is made for barbecuing. But, to make as many of your summertime meals on the grill as possible, you have to add variety to the usual hamburgers and hotdogs. 

Many less expected foods for the grill – fruits, vegetables, seafood – are also more healthful than the top-of-mind meats. 

Read on for some surprising ways to expand upon your grilling go-tos this summer.