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Christina Manian, RDN

location-pin Boulder, CO

School: University of Colorado

Expertise: Recipe development; cooking techniques; baking; health & wellness; grocery shopping; restaurants

Christina Manian, RDN

  • 9 years of experience writing about nutrition, food and wellness
  • 4 years as an intensive care unit dietitian at the University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • Writer for Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Well+Good, Nutrition Business Journal and Dignity Health


For the last nine years, Christina has treated thousands of patients as a registered dietitian. Originally from Boston, she completed her education at Boston University as well as the Mayo Clinic with a focus on medical nutrition therapy. Christina has written for Taste of Home since 2018 where she covers healthy recipes and snacks, and explains the ins and outs of nutrition and healthy eating. As a contributing writer for various magazines and publications, she’s passionate about making complicated information more approachable and helping people improve their overall health.


  • Boston University, bachelor's in dietetics
  • Mayo Clinic, ACEND-accredited dietetic internship
  • University of Colorado-Boulder, master's of the environment with concentration in sustainable food systems

Taste of Home Editorial Policies

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Articles & Recipes

I Tested the Orange Chicken Sandwich at Panda Express—Here’s What I Thought

Is the Panda Express orange chicken sandwich a food court must-have? I had to find out!

27 Healthy High-Protein Snacks to Grab and Go

Every high-protein snack on this list is healthy and portable!

42 Healthy Holiday Appetizers

Look no further for healthy holiday appetizers that all your friends and family will love. They're even Santa-approved!