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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: Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide 2018

    Some of us may or may not be panicking, realizing that our shopping days are quickly ticking away. Not to worry, though, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on a fast, easy healthy holiday gift ideas to help support friends and family in their wellness journeys.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Guilt-Free Candy Cane + Peppermint Finds!

    ‘Tis the season for all things Candy Cane + Peppermint Mocha. And if you just can’t say no to the holiday sweets, you’ll want to check out Molly’s top picks for good-for-you peppermint mocha & peppermint chocolate finds!

  • Get the Skinny in the Kitchen | Accidental Pecan Sandies by Ben McLauchlin of Swerve

    Get the Skinny in the Kitchen | Accidental Pecan Sandies by Ben McLauchlin of Swerve

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

    Eggnog is a love-it-or-hate it holiday tradition - and for those who love it, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but even the “light” versions of eggnog can squeeze nearly 300 calories and 40 grams of sugar into a single 8-ounce cup. Crazy-high stats, packing in TWO DAYS of added sugar, and of course regular eggnog stats are even higher. But we’ve got good news for eggnog fans, 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: 3 Top Fast Food + Drive-Thru to Fuel Holiday Hustle on the Run!

    Let’s be clear, we’re not saying that fast food is “healthy” – but we can actually get some decent options at the drive-thru, especially convenient especially during a crazy-busy holiday season!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Caffeinated Pick-Me-Ups for the Holiday Bustle

    If you’re struggling to keep up with the pace of holiday hustle and bustle, you may be turning to energy drinks for a quick pick-me-up. So we’ve got you covered with today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best & worst of energy drinks + caffeinated pick-me-ups on shelves.

  • Get the Skinny: 7 easy ways to sneak more protein into breakfast

    A protein-rich breakfast can help to minimize cravings and satisfy hunger, not to mention provide valuable muscle-building amino acids. But when it comes to breakfast on the go, protein is often the first thing to go, so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on 7 easy ways to sneak more protein into your breakfast, without extra time – or calories!

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

    Bagels are one of those foods that *seem* like they’re healthful, but not all are – in fact they range tremendously in carbs, calories, and even protein. In today’s Love it, Like it Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best + worst bagels on store shelves.

  • Get the Skinny | 5 Thanksgiving Ingredient Upgrades

    When it comes to “healthifying” holiday favorites, there are the obvious recipe swaps: lighter versions of ingredients like cheese, cream cheese, and cream-based soups, along with whole grain flour, brown rice and sweet potatoes in place of their white counterparts. But beyond that, we’ve got 6 key ingredients that you’ll want to keep on hand as part of your holiday toolkit to help expand your repertoire of better-for-you holiday fare.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Pumpkin Spice Everything!

    Pumpkin spice-flavored anything is still going strong, and Thanksgiving has us craving these fall flavors more than ever! Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on best and worst bets for this cravable fall favorite.

  • Get the Skinny in the Kitchen with Swerve’s Ben McLauchlin | Sweet Potato Casserole – GF

    A Thanksgiving tradition, Ben has Swerverized this holiday favorite with zero added sugar and the same deliciousness your friends and family are accustomed to!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Butters and Butter Alternatives

    The butter aisle can be almost as overwhelming as the selection of yogurts, with options ranging from plain old butter to margarine to olive oil and coconut oil blends – it’s hard to know what’s really a healthful option, and what’s just good marketing. In today’s Get the Skinny, we’ve got top picks for butter & butter alternatives, plus what to look for on labels.