About Timi Gustafson R.D.

“I never thought of this blog as an exclusive outlet for my personal work but rather as a forum where ideas, insights and questions can be tossed around by an ever-growing community of writers from many walks of life – medical doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, fitness coaches and other health care workers, but also chefs, food critics, journalists and educators. As long as the science is solid and the writing is good, I want to welcome everybody who has something to contribute and needs a format to get his or her message out…”
Timi Gustafson, RD, LDN, FAND – President of Solstice Publications, L.L.C.

A Forum for Everybody
Interested in Issues of Health and Lifestyle

Timi Gustafson is a Registered Dietitian, health counselor, book author, newspaper columnist, blogger, entrepreneur, speaker and acclaimed leader in her field. She is the founder and President of Solstice Publications L.L.C., a publishing company that specializes in health and lifestyle education.

Through her writing, public speaking and appearances on nationally syndicated radio programs, Timi Gustafson has literally helped millions of people with health- and nutrition-related issues.

As co-founder and Director of Nutrition Services for Cyberdiet.com, she created the first nutrition-related interactive website on the Internet. There, she developed ground-breaking techniques that allow her clients to achieve optimal health of body and mind. Many of the features you find on her blog today are based on her pioneering work. For this, she has received numerous accolades by the national and international press.

As Director of Nutrition Services for Mediconsult, an international health education provider, she developed interactive programs for specific health conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, obesity and clinical depression.

Timi Gustafson’s work is guided by her mission to communicate the fundamental importance of sound nutrition, not only as part of clinical care in times of crisis but, most importantly, as a preventive measure. For this, she has assembled a team of like-minded professionals as well as a growing community of talented contributors.

Her book, “The Healthy Diner – How to Eat Right and Still Have Fun®” is available in bookstores and at amazon.com. “Kids Love Healthy Foods – Teaching Kids How to Eat Right and Still Have Fun®” is now available at amazon.com as e-book in Kindle edition.

Timi Gustafson, RD, LDN, FAND holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from the San José State University in California (Summa cum laude; Great Distinction Award). She completed her Clinical Dietetic Internship at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and an active member of  the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a member of the Diabetes Care and Education, Dietitians in Business and Communications, Healthy Aging, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition, and the Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Groups.


Testimonials, Press Accolades and Media

CKNW Radio/Vancouver – ”Morning News Show” with Philip Till: ”Is Your Job Making You Fat?”
CJAD Radio/Montreal – “Tommy Schnurmacher Show” with Tommy Schnurmacher: “How to avoid emotional eating, especially with the holidays approaching.”
KCPQ Fox News  Q13FOX with Tina Patel: “Should Children Go Vegetarian?”
Sirius XM 110 Radio  ”Martha Stewart Living” with Sophie Herbert: “Emotional Eating.”
KCBS Radio – “Democracy Now” with Sonya Green: “The health concerns about so-called “Meat Glue.”
KQED National Public Radio – “Forum” with Michael Krasny: “What we should eat, how we should live.”
KFRC San Francisco – “Street Talk” with Sam Van Zandt: “Reading the ‘Healthy Diner’ is the right thing to do to go back to your health resolutions.”
KVON – Breakfast with Nancy Stapp: “Nutrition and psychotherapy all in one.”
The New York Times: “An oasis of sane, fun, and well-presented nutrition information.”
Shape Magazine: “Log on and lose weight.”
Fitness Magazine: “Offers extensive information about weight loss, support groups, exercise and nutrition as well as a database of foods, sample menus and other resources.”
People Magazine: “…one prime site that serves up fad-free advice… to help you plan a personalized regimen.”
Yahoo Magazine: “The Best” with 4 stars from the “The Digital Diet Center.”
Body and Soul: “This site can help you answer [...your questions about nutrition].
Walking Magazine: “One of the top nutrition sites on the Internet.”
Brill’s Content: “…the most innovative of the bunch!” (Food and Nutrition Section)
Teen Magazine: “At the top of the list.”
Mademoiselle Magazine: “Three million people a month log onto this site.”
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Losing Weight: “One of three listed Internet resources.”
Weight Watcher’s Magazine: “…a must see site.”
Fitness Magazine: “One of the top picks for nutrition and health sites on the Internet.”
Diet & Exercise Magazine: “#1 choice of best fitness sites.”
Apple Computer Magazine: Apple’s “Pick of the Week.”
Yahoo Magazine: “Nutrition know-how in a format that is fun to use.”
Heart & Soul Magazine: “Very accessible.”
Walking Magazine:Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy… recommends it as a nutrition site you can count on.”
Mademoiselle Magazine: “Great nutritional profiles and menu plans.”
USA Today: “Diet Hotline”: “Among the top 10 sites of its kind on the Internet.”
Walking Magazine: “The equivalent of having your own nutritionist… on your computer.”
Apple Computer Magazine: “If you think it’s time to drop a few pounds, then it’s time for you to check this site.”
Washington Post: “Tells you everything you want to know about what you should be eating.”
The London Times: “Sound nutritional advice, tips on exercise, recipes and links to other food related sites.”
Internet Awards: Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Nutrition Navigator, The “Fitness Online” Award.
MedExplorer: “Top Rated Site.”
The Complete Idiot’s Guide: “Online Health and Fitness Award.”
Healthy Way: “Best of the Web.”
GOTO.com:
“Editor’s Choice Award.”
The Health Explorer: “Best Site.”