About Natasha Chong Cole, MPH, RD

Natasha Chong Cole is a Registered Dietitian and currently a doctoral student in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Southern Methodist University and her Master of Public Health degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Loma Linda University.  Prior to returning to graduate school, she worked as a clinical dietitian and nutrition consultant, specializing in health and wellness, intuitive eating, and weight management. Her research interests include interventions in childhood obesity prevention, and the influence of parental feeding practices on the development of food intake behavior in infants and toddlers. 

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The morning of your job interview…just eat it.

There are many ways that you can prepare for your job interview (see here), but one method of preparation that you may not have thought about involves nutrition. Here are 4 dietary tips to help you perform your best during your job interview: 1)      To Clear Your Mind Eat omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Omega-3 […]

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3 Diet Resolutions for the New Year

With the start of 2015, many of you might have made New Year’s resolutions. Many times these resolutions involve getting into shape or cleaning up your diet. Unfortunately, most steps taken to achieve these goals only work as a quick-fix but don’t provide lasting results. Here are 3 resolutions you can start this year that […]

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Eating on a Budget: 5 Ways to Fill Your Belly When Your Wallet is Empty

Eating healthy does not have to be expensive.  Here are 5 ways to stretch your food budget: 1.       Drink More Water Instead of spending money on bottled drinks, invest in a filtered water bottle and refill often! Bottled water is no different from tap water in terms of safety. If you’re not a fan of […]

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Eating for Energy: 4 Easy Tips

We get it – you’re busy. You barely have time to sleep, much less go to the gym or cook a homemade meal. You fall asleep in class or at your desk, and you zone out every 15 minutes.  The good news is that nutrition can help improve your energy situation. The bad news is […]

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