Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health

About Me

Food, Facts, and Fads is an eclectic collection of information that relates to almost any aspect about food, nutrition and how it impacts our collective health and well being. Some of the topics are controversial and debated; others are based on the premise of independent research to present the FACTS and avoid the FADS. My goal is to expose nutrition misinformation so that you, the consumer can make educated decisions about your food choices.

I graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a BS degree in nutrition science, obtained a Master’s degree in biology from Rivier University  and  a PhD degree in nutrition science with a minor in biology  from Texas Womans’ University.   I am also a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). I was trained in the field of clinical nutrition and microbiology.

I am now a retired university professor and now live in Western North Carolina in a small town just east of Asheville  called Black Mountain and love the area for its diversity and wonderful mountains.  I have worked as a clinical dietitian in Washington, DC, and Hartford, CT.  Later I was a teaching assistant at Marquette University Dental School in the department of Immunology and Microbiology.  I taught undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition science, health sciences,  infectious disease,  and nutrition and culture at Western Carolina University for 15 years.

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Sally J. Feltner, PhD, MS, RDN

“To eat is a necessity but to eat intelligently is an art.”  La Rochefoucauld

” We never repent of having eaten too little.”  Thomas Jefferson