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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: Alkaline Water

    Browse the shelves of any health food store or wellness center and you’re likely to see a selection of alkaline waters, meaning it has a higher pH than regular water. Alkaline water is touted to help everything from increased energy to less joint pain to clearer focus and better mood, but are these waters really worth the extra money? To find out, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on all things alkaline water!

  • Get the Skinny in the Kitchen with Ben McLauchlin of Swerve | Blueberry Cheesecake Bar

    Satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in the season’s beautiful blueberries with these nutritious + delicious Blueberry Cheesecake Bars. Naturally gluten-free with zero added sugar, these Cheesecake Bars are the perfect make-ahead treats for spring break beach getaways, staycations, or just a delicious dessert for an everyday indulgence without the guilt.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Boxed Mac & Cheese!

    Macaroni and cheese typically isn’t what we’d call “healthy.” But we’ve got great news for mac & cheese fans, the boxed stuff has come a long way, nutritionally speaking! What used to be our only “love it” options are now bumped down to “like its” as newer, better-for-you varieties have hit the market – so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the current best and worst bets when it comes to boxed mac & cheese.

  • Get the Skinny: 3 Supplements for Better Skin

    Our skin is a direct reflection of our lifestyle - so if your skin has been lackluster lately, it might be what you’re eating – or not eating. Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on top skin-boosting foods to add – and which to steer clear of – plus 3 supplements that can improve the health and appearance of our skin.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Omega 3 Supplements

    We’ve heard the many benefits of fish oil – but does flax oil provide the same benefits? To find out, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on all things omega 3’s!

  • Get the Skinny in the Kitchen | 2017 New Orleans Home & Garden Show and Dick & Jenny’s Smoked Duck Breast + Ponchatoula Thyme Infused Maux Choux

    Dick & Jenny’s is one of more than 15 Ochsner Eat Fit NOLA partners & local chefs in the cooking demo lineup this weekend at the New Orleans Home & Garden Show’s Outdoor Cooking Experience, featuring exclusively Ochsner Eat Fit NOLA-approved dishes.

  • Get the Skinny: #AlcoholFreeFor40 Challenge + Big Easy Bucha’s Berry Bucha Fauxjito!

    Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, and whether we’re Catholic or not, many of us give up something for Lent – and that “something” is often alcohol.  So here’s the #AlcoholFreeFor40 Challenge:  Use this time for a self-experiment to see what’s really happening inside of your body during this detox.  And make it easier than ever to stick with your #AlcoholFreeFor40 resolution with Big Easy Bucha’s Berry Bucha Fauxjito!   THE CHALLENGE: Give up all alcohol from Ash Wednesday […]

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Mocktail Mixers!

    Molly’s annual #AlcoholFreeFor40 challenge starts today, with the goal of going 40 days alcohol free, tracking things like weight, appearance of our skin and eyes, and certain labs pre- and post-challenge to see the impact that alcohol has on our individual bodies. But simply being “alcohol-free” doesn’t make a drink “healthy”, so today we’re Getting the Skinny on best and worst mixers for DIY mocktails!

  • Get the Skinny with Natural Energy Drinks: Grabbing a can of Red Bull or Monster for a quick energy boost for Mardi Gras festivities? Try one of these natural energy drinks instead.

    It’s go-go-go this time of year in New Orleans, with Mardi Gras festivities in overdrive – and some of us may be looking for that extra energy boost to help power us through our work and play during Carnival. There’s no doubt that energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster Energy aren’t exactly ‘healthy’ – but what about those energy drink s that are touted as ‘all-natural’? We’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on her top 5 picks for natural energy drinks.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Mardi Gras Parade Route Cocktails

    Mardi Gras is in full swing, which for many New Orleanians means many more cocktails over the coming days. And while we all know there can be a big difference in calories and sugar, you may not have realized just how much. We’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on popular Carnival cocktails and her picks for the best and worst options for parade route drinks & cocktails.

  • Beyond Basic Beans: Get the Skinny on Creative + Good-For-You Black Bean Finds!

    Legumes like black beans, red beans, white beans, and lentils are packed with protein and fiber, and are one of the top food sources of soluble fiber. And while a bean-filled entrée or side is always a good idea, try mixing things up with these good-for-you black bean finds that are also rich in soluble fiber!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: “Cholesterol Lowering” Cereals

    For those diagnosed with high cholesterol, one of the most common first steps is to reach for Cheerios and oatmeal – after all, they’re promoted as rich in soluble fiber to help lower cholesterol. And while plain Cheerios or oatmeal aren’t necessarily bad, they’re far from being a top source of soluble fiber.