EVALUATING THE RESEARCH

Every day the public is bombarded with sound bites of diet and nutrition information that often misleads or misinforms, and doesn’t tell the whole story. These sound bites often lead to feelings of confusion, deprivation, guilt, and mistrust. As a health care provider, it’s important to be able to sort out the headlines. Understanding how to evaluate research is key. When you are unsure about the latest on a specific topic, consult with scientists that specialize in topics that you may not be familiar enough with. Contact me for my free “Science Guide”.

  • Always look beyond the headline. Sometimes headlines are simply clickbait, and other times they may be reporting on studies that were poorly designed. Other times, the headline doesn’t even match the study results.
  • Fact Check. Don’t share articles on social media until you have read them and fact-checked them.
  • Find the original study.
  • Consider the totality of the evidence. One study does not offer broad conclusions. Consider multiple studies on one topic, disease, diet intervention or ingredient. Other studies may be poorly designed (for instance, studies that conclude an ingredient causes cancer in mice may deliver massive amounts of the ingredient or substance in question, use tumor-prone rodents, or have poor controls).

SPEAKING

I’ve provided nutrition lectures for university campuses, corporate health education, and Academy affiliates. If your organization needs a guest speaker, I can tailor a 45-60 minute nutrition lecture to fit your organization’s needs, on a variety of topics from feeding young children to proper nutrition for the older adult. Contact me for more information.

I am available to speak on a variety of topics including:

  • Nutrition Controversies
  • The Facts about Sugar and Moderation
  • Dietary Quality and Sweeteners
  • DASH Diet: Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure
  • Healthy Eating Habits for Children

PUBLICATIONS

  • Book Chapters
  • Journal Articles
  • Books: Did you know that the DASH Diet provides the nutrients that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have deemed as deficient in most people?
  • Chew the Facts™ My blog helps people decipher fact from myth so they can enjoy eating. Check out the “For Professionals” posts.

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."

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!”

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!”  

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.”

“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.”

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”.