I help food brands, commodity boards, and other organizations with their marketing strategies. Never short on new ideas, I provide fact-based and creative input for the development of your messaging.

I can engage with your audience via social media messaging, written content, videos, as an expert panelist, blogger or speaker.  My messages are delivered with clarity and integrity.

FREELANCE WRITING & SOCIAL MEDIA

With over 25 years of experience as a freelance writer, I’ve authored consumer books, thousands of newspaper articles, textbook chapters, journal articles, and have been quoted in numerous magazines and newspapers.  My philosophy is to make healthy living doable – no fear, no guilt.  I recommend balanced and realistic eating patterns for good health, and put the JOY back into eating with simple tips, and easy recipes.

  • Consumer Friendly Communications: Clear, evidence-based messaging about your products. I’ve co-authored several books designed to be helpful tools that will help your clients maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Social Media Messaging: Strategic messaging is a must for business. I craft timely, creative, and effective messaging that develops trust and helps you connect your product to your customers.
  • Content Writing: I am able to translate complex data into usable information for your clients, providing well-researched and comprehensible written work. I provide well-reasoned dietary advice to the public via my Chew the Facts blog®. As a freelance writer I can provide content for your company or industry platforms in a variety of ways.
  • Science Blogger: I can provide science-based content about food, food ingredients or biotech.

Rosanne was an incredible asset to our Digital Voices program and SXSW panel on food marketing claims.

“From the nutritionist/dietitian perspective, she was able to capture the true importance of eating healthy, showing people how to cut through the clutter and prioritize issues that matter most. And she’s so fun to collaborate with, which is a big plus!”  

Paul Murphy-Spooner, Public Relations Director

2019-07-09T14:07:54-04:00

Paul Murphy-Spooner, Public Relations Director

“From the nutritionist/dietitian perspective, she was able to capture the true importance of eating healthy, showing people how to cut through the clutter and prioritize issues that matter most. And she’s so fun to collaborate with, which is a big plus!”  

Rosanne is a delight to work with.

“Whether she is providing expert advice on a panel or taking part in a farm tour to garner additional expertise, she is fabulous!”

Jennifer Johnson, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance

2019-07-09T14:14:16-04:00

Jennifer Johnson, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance

“Whether she is providing expert advice on a panel or taking part in a farm tour to garner additional expertise, she is fabulous!”

Did I mention that she never missed a deadline?

"Working as Rosanne’s editor on “Hypertension Cookbook For Dummies” was a pleasure. She’s knowledgeable and creative, and has more ideas and tips for how to fit healthy cooking into a busy lifestyle than I ever thought possible. She consistently remains calm in the face of stress (and, if you’ve ever written a book, you know how stressful a publication schedule can be). Did I mention that she never missed a deadline? I think readers will truly benefit from Rosanne’s health writing in “Hypertension Cookbook,” and I’m grateful for the chance to work with her."

Heike Young, Senior Manager for Content & Research at Salesforce, Editor of Hypertension Cookbook For Dummies®

2019-07-09T14:19:06-04:00

Heike Young, Senior Manager for Content & Research at Salesforce, Editor of Hypertension Cookbook For Dummies®

"Working as Rosanne’s editor on “Hypertension Cookbook For Dummies” was a pleasure. She’s knowledgeable and creative, and has more ideas and tips for how to fit healthy cooking into a busy lifestyle than I ever thought possible. She consistently remains calm in the face of stress (and, if you’ve ever written a book, you know how stressful a publication schedule can be). Did I mention that she never missed a deadline? I think readers will truly benefit from Rosanne’s health writing in “Hypertension Cookbook,” and I’m grateful for the chance to work with her."

I can always turn to Rosanne for solid, sound information and inspiration.

"Rosanne tells it like it is - sharing facts, not fiction or fear, about food, nutrition, agriculture, fads, and more. When I won her DASH Diet for Dummies book at a dietitian conference I felt like I won the lottery. I know I can always turn to Rosanne for solid, sound information and inspiration."

Melissa Joy Dobbins MS, RDN, CDE - The Guilt-Free RD® and Host of the Sound Bites® Podcast

2019-08-15T15:00:42-04:00

Melissa Joy Dobbins MS, RDN, CDE - The Guilt-Free RD® and Host of the Sound Bites® Podcast

"Rosanne tells it like it is - sharing facts, not fiction or fear, about food, nutrition, agriculture, fads, and more. When I won her DASH Diet for Dummies book at a dietitian conference I felt like I won the lottery. I know I can always turn to Rosanne for solid, sound information and inspiration."

“I was very impressed with her knowledge and her style of delivery.”

“I was on a program panel with Rosanne at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine in 2013, and heard her deliver a wonderful lecture. I give hundreds of lectures each year in many countries, and I rank Rosanne’s lecture in the top 10% of lectures I have heard recently. I was very impressed with her knowledge and her style of delivery.”

Steven Blair, Professor, Dept of Exercise Science and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of South Carolina

2019-07-12T16:46:59-04:00

Steven Blair, Professor, Dept of Exercise Science and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of South Carolina

“I was on a program panel with Rosanne at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine in 2013, and heard her deliver a wonderful lecture. I give hundreds of lectures each year in many countries, and I rank Rosanne’s lecture in the top 10% of lectures I have heard recently. I was very impressed with her knowledge and her style of delivery.”

She is creative, detail oriented, reliable and provides consistent high-quality work which she delivers on schedule

“Rosanne is both an excellent writer, editor and a valuable member to a professional team. She is creative, detail oriented, reliable and provides consistent high-quality work which she delivers on schedule. I highly recommend her as an asset and value her expertise and contributions”.

Melissa Halas-Liang, MA RD CDE CNSD, President, SuperKids Nutrition Inc.

2019-07-09T14:43:19-04:00

Melissa Halas-Liang, MA RD CDE CNSD, President, SuperKids Nutrition Inc.

“Rosanne is both an excellent writer, editor and a valuable member to a professional team. She is creative, detail oriented, reliable and provides consistent high-quality work which she delivers on schedule. I highly recommend her as an asset and value her expertise and contributions”.

“I admire her tenacity in dealing with difficult issues…”

“I have worked with Rosanne Rust for almost ten years in our role as consultants to several of the same food industry clients. Rosanne has a remarkable ability to cut through the clutter of nutrition misinformation that abounds in the media to put it in its proper scientific perspective in venues ranging from traditional print publications to a variety of social media platforms. Her blog, aptly titled “Chew the Facts,” does just that in a very easy-to-read and practical way. Her nutrition books for the “For Dummies” series are also excellent for helping consumers learn how to eat a nutrient-rich diet that’s enjoyable and achievable. I admire her tenacity in dealing with difficult issues, often countering the popular opinion on nutrition that’s portrayed in the lay press with accurate, science-based facts. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a nutrition expert and creative communicator.”

Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD

2019-07-12T16:47:28-04:00

Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD

“I have worked with Rosanne Rust for almost ten years in our role as consultants to several of the same food industry clients. Rosanne has a remarkable ability to cut through the clutter of nutrition misinformation that abounds in the media to put it in its proper scientific perspective in venues ranging from traditional print publications to a variety of social media platforms. Her blog, aptly titled “Chew the Facts,” does just that in a very easy-to-read and practical way. Her nutrition books for the “For Dummies” series are also excellent for helping consumers learn how to eat a nutrient-rich diet that’s enjoyable and achievable. I admire her tenacity in dealing with difficult issues, often countering the popular opinion on nutrition that’s portrayed in the lay press with accurate, science-based facts. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a nutrition expert and creative communicator.”

SPEAKING, TRADE SHOWS, PANELS

I’m passionate about sharing evidence-based information, serving as an antidote to the demonization of the food and agriculture industry.

  • Panel Expert | Speaker: I have experience serving as both an expert panelist and panel moderator. My expertise includes diet and heart disease, sweeteners, food ingredients, modern agriculture/GMOs, and deciphering food facts from myths. I’ll promote your event and share your messages afterwards on my social media channels, extending your consumer and health professional reach.
  • Trade Show Representative: My goal is to engage your audience and deliver strategic messaging at your conference booth
  • Social Media: Live feed during conferences, scheduled posts, and other social media strategies, can elevate the awareness of your brand. I understand the importance of delivering timely, accurate information across popular social media outlets.
  • Video, TV or live Interviews: I’m comfortable in front of the camera and can help you deliver or create easy to comprehend nutrition messages for the public. I also can deliver your messages and story in unique ways by creating Doodle videos.