Carolyn O'Neil

An award-winning food journalist, speaker, author, nutrition communications consultant, television personality, and registered dietitian nutritionist, Carolyn believes “The More You Know, The More You Can Eat!”

Carolyn is the author of Southern Living’s best selling The Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon and co-author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous, winner of “Best Health and Nutrition Book” at the World Food Media awards.  Carolyn writes food, nutrition, travel and healthy lifestyle features for numerous publications including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WebMD Magazine, Modern Luxury Magazines, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine and Best Self Magazine. Her blog is “good for people and the planet.”

A multi-award winning television journalist, Carolyn is seen regularly on NBC Atlanta & Company with food and nutrition focused cooking segments. She can also be seen as “The Lady of the Refrigerator” nutrition expert on Alton Brown’s Good Eats on Food Network wearing a tiara and ice blue ball gown.   

Carolyn has earned two James Beard Foundation Awards for excellence in food journalism and was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who in Food & Beverage in America. She has been honored by the National Restaurant Association, the American Heart Association, the American Society for Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her pioneering work in nutrition communications.

Carolyn was executive producer, correspondent and anchor at CNN for nearly 20 years, launching and leading the network’s coverage of food and nutrition. Her master’s degree in Nutrition is from Boston University and undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition is from Florida State University. Carolyn lives in Atlanta and can be found at