Joan Salge Blake, MS, RDN, LDN

Academy Spokesperson - Joan Salge Blake

Boston, Mass.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Aging and Nutrition
  • Cardiovascular Nutrition
  • Fad Diets
  • Food Safety
  • Obesity and Weight Management

Blake is a clinical associate professor and director of the dietetic internship at Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. In 2012, she was nominated by the university for the U.S. Professor of the Year Award and previously received the University's prestigious Whitney Powers Excellence in Teaching Award. Blake is the author of Nutrition & You (Pearson 2012); Nutrition & You: Core Concepts to Good Health (Pearson 2010); and Eat Right the E.A.S.Y. Way (Simon & Schuster 1991), as well as co-author of Nutrition: From Science to You (Pearson 2014). Blake is a past recipient of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association's Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award and was named the Academy's 2007 Outstanding Dietetic Educator. In 2009, she received the Academy's Outstanding Dietitian award. Blake was named by Good Housekeeping Magazine "The Most Trusted Person to Follow on Twitter" for healthful eating advice. Blake is a summa cum laude graduate of Montclair State University and earned a master's degree from Boston University where she is working toward a doctorate in educational media and technology.