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Dietitian debunks some nutrition myths

A plate of pasta with tomatoes and spinach.
Lisa Fotios

Knowing nutrition facts is important for your body.

Our weekly program, Missouri State Journal, is a collaboration between KSMU Radio and Missouri State University. It's hosted and produced by MSU's Office of Strategic Communication, and it airs each Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. on KSMU. 

When it comes to diet and nutrition, there seems to be plenty of myths and misinformation — especially online. For example, don’t eat carbs if you want to lose weight or go on a detox diet to cleanse your body.

Trying to figure out what’s true or not can be challenging.

Addressing a few of these myths is registered dietitian Natalie Allen. She’s also clinical assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics at Missouri State University.

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A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the assistant director in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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