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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 on Blood pressure | New guidelines and 5 steps you can take now to improve yours

    Nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure – and many have no idea. It’s called the silent killer because there are often no symptoms at all, yet it dramatically raises our risk for heart attack, stroke and more. The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recently updated their blood pressure guidelines, so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on what the number mean, plus five key strategies to stack the odds in our favor for better pressure.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Deli Meat

    Deli meats make it easy to grab protein on the go, from sandwiches to wraps or even just rolled up, plain. But check labels closely, or you just might be getting a hefty dose of surprise ingredients. Get the Skinny on Molly’s top picks and worst bets in today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it!

  • Get the Skinny in the Kitchen with Swerve: Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

    Big news, Swerve lovers!! Swerve is bringing new products to shelves to make good-for-you sweet treats easier than, including cake mixes and chocolate chip cookie mixes!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Mixes!

    Chocolate chip cookies are a crowd pleaser, but nearly all are crammed full of sugar and white carbs. Good news for cookie lovers, though: if you’re craving a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie, we’ve got a legitimately good-for-you option in today’s Get the Skinny!

  • Get the Skinny: 4th of July Red White + Blue Gummies

    Looking for a festive sweet treat for the 4th of July? These red, white & blue gummies are perfect for beach or poolside, with zero added sugar or artificial sweeteners, and the added benefit of collagen in every bite.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Food Colors

    There are a lot of reasons to avoid artificial food dyes, but for years we had very few other options, short of making our own with natural ingredients like beet extract and turmeric. These days, however, more and more options are showing up on shelves, making it easier than ever to add a pop of color to our nutritious, delicious treats without the artificial colors. Check out this week’s Get the Skinny to find out Molly top picks and worst bets.

  • Get the Skinny: Boost skin, joints, even GI health with these DIY Collagen Recipes

    More and more research is showing us that supplementing with collagen powder can benefit our skin, joint and gut health, and even keeps us feeling fuller longer. And if you’re not sure just quite how to incorporate it into your diet, you’ll want to tune in to these three easy, tasty recipes as we Get the Skinny with Molly on collagen-rich salted caramel truffles, peanut butter cookies and a frozen mocha latte!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Collagen Supplements

    Collagen is everywhere these days, more and more research backing the claims that it really can improve joint, skin and gut health. It’s key to make sure you’re getting the right types, in the right amounts, so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on top picks and worst bets for collagen supplements!

  • Get the Skinny on 6 “Protein” Chips!

    Chips are one of those snacks that can get the best of us, with mindless nibbling and late-night snacking. But now there are more and more “protein” chip options showing up on shelves – with the added bonus of single-serving packet portion control. Here’s the Skinny on the nutrition stats – but flavor preference varies widely, so check ‘em out for yourself to find the ones you like best.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Ready-to-Drink Protein Drinks!

    Protein helps us stay fuller longer, and ready-to-drink protein drinks can be oh-so-convenient when we’re on the run. Unfortunately, some have nearly twice as much sugar as protein, so in Love it, Like it, Hate it, Molly has the best & worst of grab-and-go protein drinks you’ll find on everyday store shelves.

  • Get the Skinny: Green Up: Tried & true strategies to reduce, reuse and repurpose

    It’s June, which means the NOLA Locavore’s annual Eat Local Challenge is in full swing, reminding us to make an extra effort to do our part to take care of our environment. Of course it’s always a good idea to buy local, and to focus on reducing, reusing, and repurposing. To help make a notch easier, here are 3 DIY strategies start right now!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it | On-the-Go Water Bottles, Jars & Glasses

    Grabbing a bottle of water on the go is so easy, but what about all that plastic packaging? When it comes to our bodies + our environment, our choice of sipping vessel can make a big impact. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny on best & worst vessels to sip your drink.