Jeni Tackett, Diet and Nutrition Blogger
Jeni Tackett is a registered dietitian at Unity Point Health-Trinity and Two Rivers YMCA. Jeni majored in Nutrition and Dietetics at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She lives East Moline with her husband, Nathan and their two children, Noah and Lily and dog, Lola.
She consults clients on weight loss, diabetic, heart healthy, and vegetarian diets. Jeni enjoys promoting healthy lifestyles for her clients, friends, and family with realistic, down-to-earth nutrition tips.
You can read more of Jeni’s views on healthy living on her blog at www.planforadventure.com
Back to School: Plan-Ahead Meals (August 2016)
QC Diners: The Brothers Restaurant (July 2016)
Farm-to-Table QC Dining: Barley and Rye (June 2016)
Make Your Next Coffee House Visit Healthy! (May 2016)
5 Tips for Guilt-Free QC Mexican Dining (April 2016)
Quad City Beer Review (March 2016)
Week #8: Fight Relapse! (Feb. 2016)
Week #7: Ways to Fuel Body, Mind (Feb. 2016)
Week #6: Cool Tools to Reach Goals (Feb. 2016)
Week #5: Busting Diet, Fitness Myths (Feb. 2016)
Week #4: Get over the Boredom Hump (January 2016)
Week #3: Better Diet and Fitness Habits (January 2016)
What’s the Scoop on Bone Broth? (January 2016)
How Bad is Bacon … Really? (December 2015)
Low-Cal Substitutes for Full-Taste Dining (December 2015)
Dodge the 3,000-Calorie Thanksgiving Calorie Slam (November 2015)
Trick those Treats: How to Burn Your Candy Calories (October 2015)
Dieters Need Support, Not Sabotage (September 2015) Watch out for well-meaning diet saboteurs!
Breaking Bad Eating Habits (August 2015) Jeni’s top 5 tips to dining more healthfully.
QCA Farmers’ Markets (July 2015) Make the most of your market trip with these 4 tips.
Does Bullet-Proof Coffee Live up to Claims? – (June 2015) Jeni debunks this new fad.
Organic: Healthier or Not? – (May 2015) Organic junk food? Jeni offers some surprising conclusions about the foods we often think are healthiest.
Diet Tips for Cinco de Mayo – (April 2015) Love Mexican food but hate the overstuffed feeling you get? Jeni helps you navigate the menu!
Here’s the Scoop on Sugar in Fruit – (March 2015) Naturally-sweet fruits are nature’s dessert … and absolutely healthy!
Week #7: Your New Way of Life – (February 2015) Here are some tips to keep at your new lifestyle … because you are worth it!
Week #6: Patience, Patience, Patience! – (February 2015) Seeing the results of a new healthy lifestyle requires patience!
Week #5: The Skinny on Your Body Fat – (February 2015) How and why you should care about your BMI.
Week #4: End Your Scale Obsession – (February 2015) Put an end to any unhealthy relationship with your scale.
Week #3: Get a Workout Buddy! – (January 2015) Friends keep you more accountable to your goals … and help you get better results!
Week #2: How to Sneak in Fruits and Veggies – (January 2015) To lose weight, choose a plant-based menu. It works!
Week #1: Make a Plan!– (January 2015) Write down a realistic meal plan to stick with your goal. It won’t happen by accident!
5 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick – (January 2015) Jeni offers her guide to achieving your resolution once and for all, and introduces her 8-week plan.
How to Gain 1 Pound by New Year’s Day – (December 2014) Grazing on the typical fare at holiday parties and office gatherings will expand your waistline just like good old St. Nick. Follow Jeni’s commonsense tips to reach the New Year looking – and feeling – healthy!
Top 5 Tips for Healthy Holiday Season – (December 2014) Now that the holidays are in full swing, Jeni revisits some basic guidelines for maintaining good health.
3,000 Calorie Holiday Dinner? Try These Easy Ways to Cut Back! – (November 2014) Jeni shares 5 easy ways to enjoy your holiday meal without overdoing!
5 Ways to Cut Thanksgiving Calories – (November 2014) The holiday season does not have to result in weight gain. Jeni says you can still enjoy your favorite holiday treats with a few simple tricks!
Ka-ching! October treats can add up fast! – (October 2014) The holiday eating season begins with Halloween. Quad Cities Nutrition Blogger Jeni Tackett says, Beware! The extra fun size calories add up! Take a look at the scary calorie counts of your fave treats … and consider Jeni’s alternatives!
Is Your Job Sabotaging Your Diet? 4 Tips to Fight Back! – (September 2014) If your workplace is undermining your diet, you’re not alone. Quad Cities Nutrition blogger Jeni Tackett says she has worked in health care facilities for 15 years, and even hospitals and fitness facilities reward staff with unhealthy foods. Try her easy tips to eat healthy at work!
Packing a Healthy School Lunch that Tastes Good Too! – (August 2014) Whether your kids are heavier than you wish or thin as a rail, they need great quality food to develop healthy eating habits for their lifetimes. Help start those good habits in their lunch pails! Nutrition blogger Jeni Tackett offers can’t-fail tips.
Fuel Smart this Summer! When and Why to Choose Sports Drinks – (July 2014) Summer is time for great family walks and fun runs and outdoor sports. With the Quad City Bix 7 Race coming up this weekend, you might be thinking about stocking up on sports drinks. But, read on. This research from QC Nutritionist Blogger Jeni Tackett might change your mind!
Hold The Mayo! – (June 2014) Picnics, family get-togethers and cookouts can end up expanding your waistline. Nutrition blogger Jeni Tackett gives you five tips on how to survive summer picnics.
Better Summer Snacks – (May 2014) Don’t let your kids slide into the dogs and chips trap this summer. Nutrition blogger Jeni Tackett shares four ways her family enjoys tasty and healthy summer snacks.
The Belly Fat Diet – (April 2014) Want to trim your tummy? Quad City nutrition blogger Jeni Tackett says the battle of your bulge is important not only to look better in summer shorts, but to reduce disease risk.