Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN, is a nationally-recognized lifestyle nutrition expert, culinary and media consultant and writer. She is the author of two books, The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods and Total Body Diet for Dummies®. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics having served on many boards and working groups, including as chair of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetics Practice Group. Vicki's food and nutrition expertise, recipes and writings have appeared in dozens of national publications, including SHAPE, Prevention, Martha Stewart Living, Health.com, The Costco Connection, EatingWell, Delicious Living and Chicago Health. She contributes her expertise on WGN-TV, CBS-TV and ABC7 Chicago. Vicki is creator of the blog, SimpleCravingsRealFood.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @vsrnutrition and Facebook at vickishantaretelnyRDN. She lives to eat well with her husband, two active tweens and their precocious pet pug in Chicago, Illinois.