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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
  • 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.

  • Trendy foods and drinks to steer clear of – and the Skinny on nutritious trade-outs!

    From Instagram-famous Unicorn Frappuccinos to Miracle Green Juices, trendy foods are taking over our social media – and our store shelves. Some of these of-the-moment foods may be fleeting but many are here to stay. Today we’ll cover three foods that may be infiltrating your social media feed as well as your grocery cart – and easy trade-outs to save hundreds of calories and several days’ worth of added sugar!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Kombucha!

    Curious about kombucha, if you’ve been hearing about or seeing it in stores? It’s a fermented tea drink that’s been around for ages, but has only recently become popular in the U.S. Kombucha is rich in probiotics and has a host of potential health benefits, but ingredients and sugar content can vary widely, so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on her top picks – and least favorite options – of kombucha in stores.

  • Get the Skinny in the Kitchen with Swerve: Low-Carb, GF Margarita Cupcakes!

    Ben McLauchlin of Swerve shows us how to help keep Cinco de Mayo guilt-free and legitimately good-for-you with these low-carb, gluten-free Margarita Cupcakes!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Taco Shells

    Friday is Cinco de Mayo, but let’s be honest – any day is a good day for Mexican food. And good news for Taco Tuesday fans: tacos are among the lowest-calorie Mexican dishes. So to help you build an even better-for-you taco, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on her top picks and worst bets for taco shells!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Vinaigrettes & Light Salad Dressings

    We know that a hefty dose of creamy salad dressing is the quickest way to sabotage a healthy salad, and Caesar salad dressing is among the worst in terms of calories AND sodium. But more and more brands are giving us lighter options – and of course some are better than others, so in today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it segment, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best & worst Caesar salad dressing options in stores.

  • Get the Skinny on Eat Fit NOLA at the Crescent City Farmers Market!

    Ochsner’s Eat Fit NOLA has teamed up with the Crescent City Farmers Market to host monthly Eat Fit NOLA Chef Cooking Demos to showcase nutritious, delicious recipes featuring all things local from the Market. You’ll find a different Eat Fit NOLA restaurant cooking up deliciousness on the first Tuesday of every month out at the Farmers Market Uptown at Broadway, starting with next week with Gia DiLeo of Green to Go NOLA.

  • Get the Skinny In the Kitchen with Swerve: Low-Carb Gluten-Free Coffee Cake!

    Coffee cake is a delicious solution for weekend breakfast or brunch, but a morning meal filled with loads of sugar isn’t exactly the best way to start our day. So if you’re craving a sweet morning treat that’s also good for you, you’ll want to try this low carb, gluten-free coffee cake by Maria Emmerich that’s truly guilt-free, nutritious, and delicious!   If you are pressed for time in the morning, you can prepare the batter, filling, and glazes a […]

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Lower-Carb Milk + Non-Milk Alternatives

    If you’re watching your carbs, you may have tried milk alternatives like almond or coconut milk. But in spite of the “health halo” effect of non-milk options like almond, cashew, coconut, and others, many of these can be loaded with sugary carbs. To help sort through the confusion on the dairy aisle we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on what to look for – and what to avoid – for milk that’s truly good for you, and truly low in carbs.

  • Dyeing Easter Eggs: Experiment for Kids

    If you have kids – or even if you don’t – you’ve probably used an Easter egg dyeing kit a few times. But have you ever wondered why you have to add the vinegar to the dyeing solution? Today we’re talking about the science behind dyeing Easter eggs and a fun experiment you can do at home with your kids.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Sugar-Free & Low-Sugar Chewing Gum!

    Let’s be honest – there’s a lot worse things in many of our diets than chewing gum, whether it’s sugar-free or regular. But even if we’re chewing just two pieces a day, that’s more than 700 piece a year! So if chewing gum is a regular habit, it pays to think a bit about just what we’re chomping. In today’s Get the Skinny, we’re covering best + worst options of sugar-free and lower-sugar chewing gum!