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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|, 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

Recent Articles
  • Get the Skinny on Lactose Intolerance

    For those who are lactose intolerant, dairy is typically 100% off-limits. But if you love your milk and cheese, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a good chance that you can still eat certain dairy products, without the typical side effects of lactose intolerance.

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

    Plain old cow’s milk is getting more and more competition in the dairy case, with options ranging from goat milk to coconut milk and more.   Today we’re Getting the Skinny on what to look for and what to avoid in these milk alternatives, plus Molly’s top picks.

  • Get the Skinny | 5 Essentials for a Good-For-You Tailgate Toolkit!

    Football season is in high gear, which means pre-game tailgating and football parties. But eating healthy on game-day doesn’t have to mean raw veggie platters.  Here’s our 5 essentials for those who want to join in all the game-day celebrations without wrecking your wellness – consider this your “Eat Fit” Tailgate Toolkit.

  • Love It, Like It, Hate It | Sausage: Chicken, Turkey + Vegan Sausage

    Football season is kicking into high gear, which means tailgating and game-day parties.  And grilling up sausage is one of the simplest – and most popular – fan favorites, so in today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny on better-for-you options that keep the flavor with a fraction of the calories and saturated fat.

  • Get the Skinny in the Kitchen | Sweet Deviled Eggs

    Power-up on-the-go lunches or football season tailgate parties with these sweet & savory Deviled Eggs by Ben McLauchlin!

  • Love It, Like It, Hate It: Lunchbox Add-Ins

    Packing a lunch for your kids (or yourself) can be good for your budget, plus, you know exactly what you’re getting, and you can make it as healthy as you want.  But those lunch box add-ins can make or break it, nutritionally speaking, so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best and worst lunch box snack packs!

  • Get the Skinny | Lunch Box Toolkit: 4 steps to upgrade your family’s lunch

    So how do you pack crave-worthy and nutritious lunches that you and your kids will actually want to eat?  It takes a little planning, but if you manage to pull it off, the right lunch can benefit your body and your wallet.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Lunchables

    It’s back-to-school time, which means packing snacks for lunches and after-school practice. Unfortunately, most Lunchable-type packs, and even snacks packs are loaded with sugar, oil and salt. To help you get the most nutritional bang from kid-friendly lunch optoins, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly the best and worst of grab & go options in stores.

  • Get the Skinny in the Kitchen | Fresh Fruit Trifle

    Layers upon layers of cake, fresh fruit and cream, 100 percent guilt-free. Because it’s not only ‘not bad’ for you, this dessert is legitimately good for you!  Gluten-free, low-carb, zero added sugar.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Whipped Topping

    Let’s be honest, any version of whipped cream isn’t exactly a health food, but some brands are better than others. Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the top picks and worst bets for this versatile dessert topping!

  • Get the Skinny: Black & Gold Tailgating | Chocolate Ganache Sugar Cookies

    Molly is back in the kitchen with Ben McLauchlin of Swerve, Getting the Skinny with these deliciously decadent Black & Gold Chocolate Ganache Sugar Cookies. Gluten free with just one gram net carb, you would never know these chocolate-dipped “sugar” cookies are guilt-free, making them a perfect fit for Saints football season! 

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: “Healthy” Cookies!

    Craving cookies? Good news, there several brands of cookies that are legitimately good – well, at least better – for us. Find out which ones to try, and which to steer clear of, in this week’s Get the Skinny with Molly!

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