Helpful info for a healthier lifestyle

Meet Sylvia Meléndez Klinger

Sylvia Meléndez Klinger , MS, RD, LDN, CPT
"As a registered dietitian, it is often my job to translate research and guidelines into step-by-step recommendations that are easy for anyone to follow, so consumers can make healthier eating decisions. Small change is key – start with one change at a time until it comes naturally. These changes can be simple goals such as drinking water every hour, switching your afternoon snack to a piece of fresh fruit instead of a packaged treat or replacing two meals a week with a variety of seafood. No matter which goal you choose, always start with the easiest change and build incrementally, working up to the most difficult ones."

Sylvia Klinger, registered dietitian and certified personal trainer, is founder of Hispanic Food Communications, a food communications and culinary consulting company based in Hinsdale, Illinois. A Hispanic native who is a leading expert in cross-cultural Hispanic cuisine as it relates to nutrition and health, Sylvia has an impressive record and knowledge of Hispanic foods and culture. She uses her in-depth culinary and cultural expertise to introduce new strategies for wellness to an increasingly health-conscious Hispanic population. Sylvia has appeared on NBC, ABC, Fox News, CNN Spanish, Univision, Telemundo, America Teve, TV Azteca, Mundo Fox, and Telefutura. She has been a guest nutritionist on Hispanic radio talk shows and for several publications, including Latina Magazine, Siempre Mujer, Vanidades, and El Nuevo Impact. She is a regular contributor to many websites, including Culinary.net, NBC Latino, Fox News Latino, Huffington Post, and Mamas Latinas. Also, for more than 30 years, Sylvia has been a consultant for major food, beverage, and pharmaceutical companies and serves on several boards of non-profit organizations.