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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
  • Get the Skinny: DIY Seasoning Blends – A simple way to spice it up!

    Making your own seasoning blends at home is easy, plus it saves money as well! Homemade spice spends can be tailored to your taste preferences, and you have the added benefit of knowing exactly what you are putting in your food. Today we’re Getting the Skinny on three DIY blends that are all salt free, sugar free, and loaded with flavor!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Seasoning Blends

    Seasoning blends can bring life to even the blandest of dishes, we often just reach for our old favorites without thinking twice about what’s actually in them – and even our local favorites can be crammed with sodium. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny on what to look for - and what to steer clear of - when it comes to store-bought seasoning blends.

  • Get the Skinny on 3 Steps for Better Blood Sugar + Diabetes Management

    More than 25 million Americans are estimated to have diabetes; 95% of those with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is typically related to weight and lifestyle, and can often be well-managed – if not reversed – with diet and exercise. Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on do’s and don’ts when it comes to better blood sugar control and diabetes.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Natural low-cal and no-cal sweeteners

    The market for all-natural, no-calorie sweeteners is booming, but how do they really measure up? Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on plant-based sweeteners, and how to know which one is right for you.

  • Get the Skinny in the Kitchen with Grandma Raymond’s Single-Serving Lemon Butter Cakes

    Ben McLauchlin is back with Molly in the kitchen, giving us the Skinny on his remake of his grandmother’s famous Lemon Butter Cake, made-over low-carb, no-sugar-added, gluten-free and guilt-free.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Lemon-Flavored Finds

    Lemon is one of those love-it-or-hate-it things… but those who love it, REALLY love it – and you’re in luck! We’ve got a whole morning of good-for-you lemon-flavored finds, starting with Molly’s top picks and worst bets in today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it!

  • June Challenge: #NOLAFastFor30 – Starter Guide

    Fasting for 18 hours a day for one month – it sounds completely crazy. But there are tons of potential benefits, and very little drawbacks, so WGNO anchor Jacki Jing is giving it a go! Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on potential health benefits of fasting, plus tips for getting started, and how to modify the Fasting Challenge to make it work with your lifestyle.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: #NOLAFastFor30 Hydration

    If you’re taking the 30-day Intermittent Fasting Challenge in June, here’s a rundown of what to drink to stay well-hydrated during the 18-hour fasting periods of the #NOLAFastFor30 Challenge.

  • The Skinny on Backyard Grilling

    When it comes to grilling, choosing lean meats is only part of the challenge for keeping it healthy – because the wrong grilling strategies can actually cause harmful compounds that we definitely don’t want at our BBQ. So today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on 4 simple steps to ensure nutritious, delicious backyard grilling!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Steaks & Burgers for Grilling!

    With Memorial Day just ahead, it’s time to fire up the grill – and steaks and burgers are always a crowd pleaser. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny on the best & worst bets to throw on the grill – and you’ll be surprised at just how many ‘love it’ options there actually are.

  • Costco Finds, The Spring Edition: 6 nutritious finds to add to your Costco shopping list!

    Eating healthy on a budget can be tough, but stores like Costco make it easier than ever to stock up on healthy finds without breaking the bank. We covered Molly’s “Costco diet” last fall, inspired by Good Morning New Orleans anchor Jacki Jing, a Costco devotee, and here’s a rundown of the latest additions to Molly’s top picks for nutritious, delicious shopping at CostCo!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Beef Jerky, Turkey Jerky, and beyond

    Jerky can make a great protein-rich snack in a pinch, but there can be a tremendous difference between brands on shelves. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny on what to look for – and what to steer clear of – when it comes to store-bought jerky.