About the Author
Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN is a Clinical Associate Professor and Dietetics Internship Director at
Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She teaches both
graduate and undergraduate nutrition courses. She received her MS from Boston University. Joan is
currently taking classes toward her PhD in educational technology.
Joan is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Massachusetts Dietetic Association
(MDA). She has been a presenter and Presiding Officer at both the ADA Annual Meeting and the
MDA Annual Convention and is a guest lecturer at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental
Medicine. She was previously named MDA’s “Young Dietitian of the Year” and is the past Director
of Education and Nominating Committee Chairperson for the MDA. She currently serves on the
MDA board. Joan has received the Whitney Powers Excellence in Teaching award from Boston
University and the Annie Galbraith Outstanding Dietitian award from the Massachusetts Dietetic
In addition to teaching and writing, Joan has a private practice specializing in weight management
and lifestyle changes. Joan is often asked to translate complex nutritional issues in popular terms. As
an ADA National Spokesperson she conducts over 100 media interviews annually, and is a nutrition
contributor of articles to a variety of magazines.