To support anyone who wants to live a healthier lifestyle through informative, up-to-date and science-backed content.
We believe inspiration is contagious and better health is a rewarding work in progress. We’re hungry for the facts in an ever-changing world full of fad diets and quick fixes.
We’re here to answer your most pressing questions about weight loss, weight maintenance and health trends.
Our content team aims to provide readers with the most accurate health information. We’re a diverse team of foodies, nutritionists, medical professionals, exercise enthusiasts and health fanatics — all looking to share our passion for health and wellness with others. Articles are written by experienced health and lifestyle professionals and undergo an extensive review process. Depending on the topic, content is reviewed by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Nutritionist, to ensure accuracy.
Jenny Craig Medical and Nutrition Professionals
Dr. Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA
Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA specializes in the fastest-growing medical specialty in the country, weight management and obesity medicine, and is the Co-Director of Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and faculty at the Harvard Medical School. Board-certified in obesity medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Fitch has been practicing for more than 20 years and is passionate about helping people of all ages reach their weight and wellness goals. Dr. Fitch is the President-Elect of the Obesity Medicine Association.
Briana Rodriquez, RDN
Briana is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer for Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, California. She is passionate about utilizing food as functional and preventative medicine. Guided by a simplistic and optimistic approach, Briana’s philosophy is to help people improve their health and achieve their goals through the development of sustainable habits to live a healthy life. In her free time, you can find her strength training, indoor cycling, coffee tasting, and at local eateries with her husband and two dogs.
Monica Ropar, Nutritionist
Monica has over 15 years of experience with Jenny Craig, as an expert nutrition and program resource. She develops content, training, tools and strategies for the program to support clients throughout their weight loss journey, and offers inspiration, weight loss tips, lifestyle strategies and motivation. Monica holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Dietetics and Exercise, Fitness & Health from Purdue University and continues to stay current on weight management research, consumer trends and healthcare developments.
Healthy Habits Contributors
Chrissy Arsenault, MBA, RDN, LD
Chrissy Arsenault is an Indianapolis-based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed Dietitian, and writer with over seven years of experience in health and wellness. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. Chrissy is passionate about creating engaging nutrition content and believes all foods fit! In her spare time, she enjoys international travel, competitive powerlifting, reading, and hanging out with her husband and pups. Learn more about her at The Pink Pamplemousse.
Favorite healthy snack: eggs and avocado on a bagel, with everything bagel seasoning
Leslie Barrie has a health writing and editing background, and holds her master's degree from Columbia University Graduate Journalism School. Over the past 10 years, she has worked at various magazines in New York City, such as Woman's Day, Health, Seventeen, and more. When she's not writing about health, she likes living it — she enjoys running, hiking, swimming, and yoga (even though she's not the best at it, it helps her to relax!).
Favorite healthy snack: a piece of dark chocolate with a handful of almonds
Clint Carter is a reporter with more than a decade of experience in health, nutrition, and fitness, and his stories have appeared in Men's Health, Women's Health, Shape, and other fitness-driven magazines. His reporting is driven by the belief that foods are rarely ever "good" or "bad," but rather, their value depends on how they fit into an overall diet. His favorite meals are those consumed at a campsite, and much of his time is spent cycling and hiking around his home in New York's Hudson Valley.
Favorite healthy snack: sardines and avocado on toast
Elisa is a content marketing manager for Jenny Craig with over ten years of experience working in the health and fitness industry. She loves sharing her passion for living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. An endurance sports enthusiast, she is usually swimming in the pool, biking along the coast highway or running by the beach in her free time. Elisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Chico.
Favorite healthy snack: mozzarella string cheese with a Pink Lady apple
Sheryl has penned hundreds of print and online articles for publications and websites, including Parade, AARP, Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Everyday Health, WebMD, HealthyWomen, CNBC and many others. Her writing reflects her deep passion and curiosity about nutrition, health, beauty, fitness, and wellness.
Favorite healthy snack: watermelon (a big bang for the buck!)
Carole Anderson Lucia
Carole is an award-winning journalist based in Southern California who specializes in health and wellness topics. Her work has appeared in Parents, Fit Pregnancy, Mom & Baby, Yahoo News, Viv magazine and Lifescript. She's won several national awards for her work including a National Science Award and two National Health Information awards. A frequent contributor to Jenny Craig’s Blog, Healthy Habits, she enjoys gardening, spending time at the beach and adopting far too many rescue animals in her spare time.
Favorite healthy snack: jicama dipped in homemade hummus
Lauren Manaker, MS, RDN, LDN, CLEC, CPT
Lauren is an award-winning registered dietitian-nutritionist for almost 20 years. Throughout her career, she has worked in various settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and industry. She currently runs a consulting and freelance writing business and contributes to outlets like VeryWell Health, POPSUGAR, EatThis.com, and TheKitchn.com.
Favorite healthy snack: fresh orange slices and cottage cheese and a sprinkle of cinnamon
Natalia is a copywriter for Jenny Craig with a passion for fitness and an enthusiasm for wellness. Her love for writing and wellbeing combine seamlessly in her day-to-day life where she is able to help others achieve healthy living goals and live a balanced life. She loves Jenny Craig’s Vanilla Caramel Swirl Reduced Fat Ice Cream and, when not writing, can be found walking or running along Sunset Cliffs. Natalia holds a Master's of Arts degree from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Favorite healthy snack: Gala Apple with sunflower seed butter
Kelsey is a Chicago-based journalist specializing in wellness and travel who writes for publications like Shape, Cooking Light and The Wall Street Journal. When she's not working, she loves trying out new healthy recipes and traveling as much as possible.
Favorite healthy snack: plain Greek yogurt with a few chocolate chips
Shoshana Pritzker, RD, CDN, CSSD, CISSN
Shoshana is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Sports Nutritionist in private practice based on Long Island, New York. With over 15 years in the health, nutrition and fitness fields, Shoshana has worked with brands including Nature's Bounty Company, Joy Bauer "The Today Show Dietitian," Oxygen Magazine, and others. Shoshana's nutrition philosophy includes the mantra that "all foods fit," making room for a healthy balance while building a healthy relationship with food. In her spare time, you’ll find Shoshana sharing tips and tricks for feeding her two toddlers, while trying to manage it all — from the meltdowns to the messes to the kisses and the hugs.
Favorite healthy snack: Greek yogurt topped with fruit, granola and yogurt almonds