Elaine Magee, MPH, RD

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is the "Recipe Doctor" for the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic [a WebMD Subscription Service]. An anti-dieting dietitian who believes we should all eat and exercise for "the health of it," Magee describes herself as "fit, fabulous, and fourteen (size 14, that is). Her popular column, The Recipe Doctor, is available to newspapers across the country through Knight Ridder Tribune Information Services. Her style is "reader-friendly," and Magee believes if there is a shortcut in the kitchen, take it. What readers like about her recipes is that they don't taste like they're good for you.

As the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic's "Recipe Doctor," Magee is available to "doctor," or lighten, favorite family recipes to fit the plan's prescription, a healthy lifestyle, and a busy life!

Magee is a regular contributor to Woman's Day and All You magazines and has also written articles and recipe features for American Girl Magazine and Cooking Light. She has appeared on the CBS Evening News, CNN, Caryl & Marilyn Real Friends, Good Morning New York, and The Debra Duncan Show in Houston, as well as local television shows in the Pacific Northwest.

Magee graduated as the nutrition science department "Student of the Year" from San Jose State University with a BS in nutrition. She obtained her master's degree in public health nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley and is a registered dietitian. She was nutrition instructor at Diablo Valley College for two years and the nutrition marketing specialist (California Department of Health) for the now national "5 a Day" health program for three years. Several of the brochures she developed for the program won awards in health education.

Magee is the author of Fry Light, Fry Right: Fried Food Flavor Without Deep Frying, and The Change of Life Diet & Cookbook, both published in 2004. She also wrote The Flax Cookbook: Recipes and Strategies for Getting the Most From the Most Powerful Plant on the Planet; Eat Well for a Healthy Menopause, endorsed by Susan Love, MD; and The Good News Eating Plan for Type II Diabetes. Her book Someone's in the Kitchen with Mommy was excerpted in many parenting magazines and newspapers.

Magee is also promoting her medical nutrition series, Tell Me What to Eat, which includes:

  • Tell Me What To Eat If I Have Headaches and Migraines
  • Tell Me What To Eat As I Approach Menopause
  • Tell Me What To Eat If I Have Diabetes
  • Tell Me What To Eat To Help Prevent Breast Cancer
  • Tell Me What To Eat If I Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Tell Me What To Eat To Help Prevent Colon Cancer
  • Tell Me What To Eat If I Have Acid Reflux

The series has been translated into Spanish and Chinese.