Jerlyn Jones Title: Food and Nutrition Board Education: Teachers College-Columbia University, Arizona State University, Phoenix College, Morris Brown College Location: Atlanta, Georgia Jerlyn Jones has worked in the nutrition and dietetics profession for nearly 15 years. Jerlyn has helped over 5000 people improve their health including lowering medication doses, weight loss, and reducing symptoms and risks of chronic diseases. She has led over 20 grocery store tours, taught over 100 nutrition classes, and demonstrated over 100 cooking demos. Jerlyn has reviewed over 150 medical articles for Healthline Media. Experience Jerlyn is a registered dietitian nutritionist, a writer for Allrecipes magazine, and owner of The Lifestyle Dietitian LLC, a nutrition private practice in Atlanta. Prior to launching her nutrition practice full-time, Jerlyn coordinated and taught nutrition and wellness programs along with counseling patients at Good Samaritan Health Center, a faith-based non-profit health center in metro Atlanta. Jerlyn is a former national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been featured in over 300 food and nutrition-related interviews in national print, TV, podcasts, and radio media outlets. Jerlyn frequently speaks to professional and public audiences on emerging nutrition topics including food allergies, food intolerances, food myths, diabetes, and heart health. Education Jerlyn earned her bachelor's in Justice Studies, a master's degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University, and a second master’s degree in Nutrition Education from Columbia University Teachers College. Jerlyn completed her dietetic internship at Columbia University Teachers College. Jerlyn is a licensed dietitian in Georgia and a certified LEAP therapist. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.