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Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD is a Sports and Lifestyle Dietitian, Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is WGNO’s nutrition and fitness expert, with weekly segments on Good Morning New Orleans, Get the Skinny with Molly.

She is also columnist for The Times-Picayune|NOLA.com, covering the latest trends in the nutrition and the fitness industry.

Molly manages the nutrition program at Ochsner’s Elmwood Fitness Center in New Orleans, advising clients in reducing body fat, building lean muscle, endurance training, disordered eating, and general health and wellness.

She has developed Eat Fit NOLA, a free partnership between Ochsner Health System and more than 50 local restaurants to develop & identify healthy menu items, and collaborates with local chefs in preparing and presenting fun, upbeat, and nutritious cooking classes.

As a Sports Dietitian, Molly has worked with hundreds of athletes, both amateur and professional, including players in the NFL, MLB, and NBA, as well as soccer players and professional boxers.

Serving as a spokesperson at various events targeting the New Orleans community, Molly is featured regularly as a nutritional expert on local and national news stories. She has been featured in national media outlets including Vogue, The New York Times, Newsweek, Shape, Health, Fitness, Runner’s World, Wine Enthusiast, Cosmopolitan, WebMD and CNN.com.


Recent Articles
  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Breakfast Breads & Sweets

    Baked sweets and treats for breakfast are always a crowd-pleaser, but it’s nearly impossible to find a ready-made cinnamon roll, muffin or scone that’s actually nutritious, especially when it comes to pre-made versions in stores. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it segment, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best + worst breakfasts breads, sweet and treats!

  • Get the Skinny in the Kitchen | Monkey Bread

    Pull-apart Monkey Bread is always a hit for a breakfast crowd. But starting your day with a hefty dose of sugary carbs, not so great. So once again, Ben McLauchlin of Swerve comes to the rescue with this guilt-free version of monkey bread that is so incredibly deliciously decadent, you would never think it’s good for you, too!

  • Get the Skinny | Guilt-Free Peppermint Mocha + Peppermint Chocolate Finds!

    ‘Tis the season for all peppermint-mocha + peppermint chocolate. And if you just can’t say no to the sweet treats and sips that surround us daily, you’ll want to check out Molly’s 5 good-for-you peppermint mocha & peppermint chocolate finds!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Egg Nog!

    A single cup of eggnog packs in 400 calories and more than 45 grams of sugar – that’s TWO DAYS worth of added sugar! But eggnog lovers rejoice, there are actually lower-sugar, better-for-you options on shelves that taste pretty decent – plus Molly has an easy tip to make light eggnog a little bit thicker & richer, in today’s Get the Skinny with Molly on all things eggnog!

  • Get the Skinny | Good-For-You Winter Toddies

    The hot toddy has been used a natural remedy for the common cold for years, and turns out that it just might have some real benefit. In today’s Get the Skinny, Molly shares three winter toddy recipes for 120 calories or less – and each can be made with or without alcohol.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Holiday Cocktails!

    The season’s temptations of rich party foods and decadent sweets can make it a challenge to keep extra pounds at bay, and adding high-calorie holiday cocktails doesn’t make it any easier. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on best & worst of traditional holiday cocktails!

  • Get the Skinny: Thanksgiving | Last-minute quick fixes for Thanksgiving Dinner

    Tons of effort goes into many a Thanksgiving meal. But even if you’re not the one hosting the dinner, chances are you’re bringing a side dish or dessert. So if you’re looking for something that’s super simple but still looks and taste delicious, here are three easy – and nutritious – last-minute dishes.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Whipped Topping

    Let’s be honest, any version of whipped cream isn’t exactly a health food, but some brands are better than others. Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the top picks and worst bets for this versatile holiday dessert topping!

  • Get the Skinny in the Kitchen | Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

    If you’re looking for a little inspiration for good-for-you Thanksgiving dessert, Ben McLauchlin of Swerve has you covered with this chocolate-y spin on traditional pecan pie. Added bonus: They’re gluten-free, low-carb, and a surprise source of antioxidants, thanks to the pecans and the unsweetened chocolate.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Pie crust!

    If you make homemade pies, but prefer a pre-made pie crust, you may have noticed a few more options on shelves, some whole grain, some gluten free. But can we really believe the marketing? In today’s Get the Skinny, Molly has the top picks and worst bets, plus what to look for on labels.

  • Get the Skinny: Drink to beat cold and flu season with a DIY immune-boosting shot, latte & smoothie

    The bustle of the holidays often means less sleep, more travel, and more time spent in closer-than-usual quarters with family and friends, all of which can up our odds of catching a cold. We’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on three immune-boosting drinks – from shots to lattes to smoothies – to enhance your body’s ability to fend off bacteria and viruses and help you beat cold and flu season. Added bonus: Each of these has the added benefit of squeezing even more nutrients into our day.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Immune-Boosting Supplements

    The holiday season is revving up – and so is flu season. And with the go-go-go of the holiday season, the odds of NOT getting sick aren’t in our favor. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on top immune-boosting supplements, and which ones aren’t worth the money.