Vicki Shanta Retelny

Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN

location-pin Chicago, IL

School: Loyola University

Expertise: Health & Wellness

Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN

  • 20 years working in communications and 10 years writing for various websites about healthy eating
  • Writer for brands like Taste of Home, Chicago Health Magazine and Verywell Fit
  • Registered dietitian nutritionist and also owns her own nutrition communications consulting practice
  • Author of "The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods" and "Total Body Diet for Dummies"
  • Founder of Nourishing Notes podcast


Vicki has been working in food and dietetics for more than two decades. As a licensed registered dietitian nutritionist with a background in communications, she has the tools and expertise to write about all things health and wellness. Her articles for Taste of Home cover topics like diabetic-friendly meals and healthy ingredient choices. Vicki has also written two books about healing through food and healthy diets.
In her free time, she loves cooking for her family, spending time with her pug, Stella, and doing Pilates.


  • Loyola University, bachelor's in applied science, food and nutrition emphasis
  • Ithaca College, bachelor's in communications

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Articles & Recipes

32 Healthy Diabetic-Friendly Chicken Recipes

Chicken is a lean, versatile protein that's perfect for people with diabetes. Our roundup of delicious dishes has been reviewed and approved by a dietitian, so you can rest easy knowing that these diabetic-friendly chicken recipes are good for you!

Everything You Need to Know About a Prediabetic Diet, According to a Nutritionist

The right prediabetic diet can help you avoid an official type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

25 Low-Sugar Recipes We Can’t Wait to Make

We looked through our archives for the best meals and snacks without a lot of added sugar. In fact, each recipe here has less than 10 grams of total sugar per serving.