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Dawn Jackson Blatner

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– **Work as a dietitian:**
– Obtained Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics in 1997 from the University of Illinois.
– Joined Northwestern Memorial Hospitals Wellness Institute in 2002.
– Became a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.
– Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).
Nutrition Consultant for the Chicago Cubs.

– **Advocacy and Publications:**
– Advocates for the flexitarian diet emphasizing fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains.
– Authored “Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life” in 2009.
– Flexitarian diet ranked No. 2 in the Best Diets Overall by U.S. News & World Report.
– Published “The Flexitarian Diet” in 2009 (ISBN 978-0-07-154957-8).
– Published “The Superfood Swap” in 2016 (ISBN 978-0-544-53555-8).

– **Recognition and Awards:**
– Received the Fitness Food Awards in 2009.
– Awarded the ACES Young Alumni Award in 2011.
– Featured in Crain’s Chicago Business for Nutrition Advice.
– Recognized with the Remarkable Woman Award by Lifetime Television.
– Named in the “10 Healthy Food Blogs That Truly Satisfy” by

– **References and Citations:**
Dawn Jackson Blatner’s official website:
– ACES Alumni Association for the ACES Young Alumni Award.
– Crain’s Chicago Business article on Nutrition Advice.
– for being part of the People’s Health Squad.
– ABC for the TV show “My Diet Is Better Than Yours.”

– **Collaborators and Influencers:**
– Collaborated with David L. Katz, Michael Klaper, Susan M. Levin, Robert Downey Jr., and Robert O. Young.
– Known for working with renowned professionals in the field.
– Collaborated with various experts to promote healthy living.
– Influenced by a network of experts and celebrities.
– Collaborated with individuals across different sectors for health promotion.

Dawn Jackson Blatner is an American registered dietitian, television and media personality, and published author of the books The Flexitarian Diet and The Superfood Swap. She has been hailed as Chicago's "top dietitian" and "one of the best nutritionists in the country." She is the host of the lifestyle program SEE Chicago (Shopping, Entertainment, and Events) on WGN-TV.

Dawn Jackson Blatner
Occupation(s)Dietitian, author, television host
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