Sharon Palmer

Sharon has created a career based on combining her two great loves: food and writing. As a registered dietitian with 16 years of health care experience, she focuses on writing features covering health, wellness, nutrition, cooking, wine, restaurant reviews, and entertainment. Often, these features include original recipes with nutritional analysis for publication. Sharon is also a passionate writer about food and environmental issues having published a number of features on hunger, agriculture, local and organic foods, eco-friendly culinary practices, sustainability, food safety, humane animal practices, and food security.

Over 750 of Sharon’s features have been published in a variety of publications including Better Homes and Gardens, Prevention, Oxygen, LA Times, Cooking Smart, Delicious Living, Food Product Design, Today’s Dietitian, and CULINOLOGY. She has contributed to several books, including Food & Cultural Issues for the Culinary and Hospitality and Nutrition Professions (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc. 2009). Sharon is also the editor of the award-winning health newsletter, Environmental Nutrition. Her latest book, The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health, Beginning Today (The Experiment, 2012), hit bookshelves in 2012.

Living in the Chaparral Hills overlooking Los Angeles with her husband and two sons, Sharon enjoys visiting the local farmers’ market every week, cooking, and entertaining friends and family in her home.