• Additional Titles:Dietetic Internship Director
  • Education:BS, Food and Nutrition, Montclair State University
    MS, Clinical Nutrition, Boston University
    Dietetic Internship, New England Deaconess Hospital
    EdD, Boston University School of Education
  • Office:635 Commonwealth Ave, Room 419
  • Phone:617-353-7470

Courses Taught

  • HS366/566 Community Nutrition
  • HS201 Introduction to Nutrition
  • HS789 Theory and Practice in Nutrition Counseling
  • HS811 Nutrition Practicum
  • HS703 Dietetic Internship
  • Scholarly and Practice Interests:
  • Adult Obesity and Weight Management, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Wellness, Lifestyle Changes, Food Safety, Nutrition Communications (Media)

Book Publications

  • Blake, Joan Salge. Nutrition &You, 2nd Edition, 2011. San Francisco: Pearson Education, Inc./Benjamin Cummings.
  • Blake, Joan Salge.  Nutrition & You: Core Concepts to Good Health. 2010, San Francisco: Pearson Education, Inc./Benjamin Cummings.
  • Blake, Joan Salge, Munoz, Kathy, D., Volpe, S.  Nutrition: From Science to You, 2009 (In Press).  San Francisco: Pearson Education, Inc./Benjamin Cummings.
  • Blake, Joan Salge. Nutrition &You, 2007.  San Francisco: Pearson Education, Inc./Benjamin Cummings.
  • Blake, Joan Salge, Eat Right The EASY Way, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991.

Creative Works and Published Articles

  • Ahneman, W, and Salge Blake, J. Spring 2010. Yogurt in the Clinic. ADA Times, American Dietetic Association.
  • Salge Blake, Joan. 2010 Nutrition Tips for You. San Francisco: Pearson Education, Inc./Benjamin Cummings.
  • Salge Blake, Joan. 2008  Lecture Teaching Tips, DVD,  San Francisco: Pearson Education, Inc./Benjamin Cummings.
  • Salge Blake, Joan, 2008.  Get Real and Nutrition Sleuth Online, Interactive Internet Tools. San Francisco: Pearson Education, Inc./Benjamin Cummings.
  • Salge Blake, Joan,   2004 Great Ideas in Teaching Nutrition. 2004.  Benjamin Cummings Publications for Nutrition Professors.
  • Salge Blake, Joan, 2008. Family Meal Makeover.  All You Magazine.
  • Salge Blake, Joan.  2004.  Vegetarian Diets.  The Food Network.
  • Salge Blake, Joan 2004.  Low Calorie Diets.  The Food Network.
  • Salge Blake, Joan 2004.  Low Fat Diets.  The Food Network.
  • Salge Blake, Joan 2004.  Low Cholesterol Diets.  The Food Network.

Selected Presentations

  • Health Matters Virtual Conference: Joan Salge Blake presents The Myth of the Freshman 15. Hosted by Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College,  (September 17, 2015).
  • Salge Blake, J“Working with the Media.” Massachusetts Dietetic Association Media Workshop. Boston University, Boston, MA. November 4, 2011.
  • Salge Blake, J“Your Diet and Longevity: Food for Thought,” Boston Globe sponsored Boomers and Seniors Seminar, World Trade Center, Boston, MA, October 30, 2011.
  • Salge Blake, J. and Robarts, J. “Creating a Dynamic Application.” Massachusetts Dietetic Association, Student Chapter, Boston, MA, October 2011.
  • Salge Blake, J. “Winning the Weight Loss Battle: Science-Based Strategies that Work!” Boston University School of Medicine, September 1, 2011.
  • Salge Blake, J“Eating 101.” Boston University, RYSOP, Boston, MA. August 31, 2011.
  • Salge Blake, J“When Food Becomes Your Medicine: Functional Foods.” New York Dietetic Association, Buffalo, NY. January 15, 2011.
  • Salge Blake, J“Nutrition & Your Patients.” Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. January 7, 2011.
  • Salge Blake, J. and Robarts, J. “Creating a Dynamic Application.” Massachusetts Dietetic Association, Student Chapter, Boston, MA, November 2010.
  • Salge Blake, J“Winning the Weight Loss Battle: Science-Based Strategies that Work!” Boston University Alumni Association, New York, NY., October 2, 2010.

Selected Media Interviews

1. Health.com, The Media’s Focus on Food, January

2. Woman’s Day, Eggs, January

3. Boston Globe, New USDA School Lunch Guidelines, January

4. Boston Globe, Super Healthy Snacks, January

5. Shape Online, Carotenoids and Skin Health, January

6. Fitness Magazine, Folate and Heart Disease, January

7. Woman’s Day Magazine, Comfort Foods, January

8. Every Day Health.com, Heart Healthy Diet, January

9. FamilyCircle.com, Springtime Health Secrets, January

10. Boston Globe, Resistance Starch, January

11. Woman’s Day, Dietary Guidelines, January

12. Boston Globe, Dietary Guidelines, January

13. Fox25 TV Evening News, Dietary Guidelines, January

14. Fox 25 TV, Dietary Guidelines, February

15. Shop Smart, Reducing Sodium in the Diet, February

16. Boston Globe, Healthy Super Bowl Snacks, February

17. MsNBC, Weight Loss Tips, February

18. BU Today, Energy Drinks, February

19. The Nation and Women’s eNews, Functional Foods, February

20. Boston Globe, White House Super Bowl Party, February

21. Lutheran Women, DHA and ARA in Baby Formula, February

22. Diet Detective, Salt, February

23. Diet Detective, Methlymercury, February

24. Fox 25 TV, Energy Drinks and Children, February

25. Washington Post, Salt Substitutes, February

26. Rodale Press, Tips to be fit at Work, February

27. MyHealthDayNewsDay.com, Are Diet Soda’s Safe to Drink?, February

28. MyHealthDayNewsDay.com, Are Juice Cleanses Safe?, February

29. MyHealthDayNewsDay.com, Nutrition & Health Care, February

30. Prevention Magazine, Helping Couples Eat Healthfully, February

31. Boston Globe, Food Safety In Schools, March

32. Fox 25 TV, National Frozen Food Month, March

33. Bodyshape Magazine, Weight Loss Reality Shows, March

34. All You Magazine, Probiotics, March

35. Boston Globe, Coffee and Stroke, March

36. NPR, Spring Greens, March

37. Spa Magazine, Chrononutrition, March

38. Spa Magazine, Healthy Snacking, March

39. Bodyshape Magazine, Sneaking Veggies into Entrees to Lower Calories, March

40. Chicago Tribune, Paleo Diet, March

41. iVillage, Avoiding Weight Gain When Stopping Smoking, March

42. Ladies Home Journal.com, Skinnier Healthier Outdoor Eats, March

43. BU TV, Dangers of Caffeinated Energy Drinks, March

44. Prevention, Cravings, March

45. Fox 25 TV, Exercise and Weight Loss, March

46. iVillage.com, Tips to Lose Weight at the Office, March

47. Web MD, Best and Worst Appetizers, April

48. Web MD, 100 Calories Snacks, April

49. Litton TV, Syndication, Grocery Cart Makeover, April

50. Litton TV, Syndication, Good and Bad Fats, April

51. Litton TV, Syndication, Healthy Recipes Swaps, April

52. Fox 25 TV, Healthy Comfort Foods, April

53. Weight Watchers, Healthy Burgers, April

54. National Publication, Tips for Couple Trying to Lose Weight, April

55. Large Health, Tips to Lose Weight at the Office, April

56. Boston Globe, Halo Effect of Organic Foods, April

57. Health Magazine, Duck Fat, April

58. Boston Herald, Calories in an Easter Basket, April

59. Health Magazine, Sodium in Foods, April

60. Fox 25 TV, The Dukan Diet, April

61. LA Times, The Dukan Diet, April

62. Money Magazine, The Cost of Weight Loss Diets, April

63. Fit.com, Taking Baby Steps to Improve Your Fitness, April

64. Rodale, Back to School Lunches, May

65. Fox 25 TV, The Not So Sweet Side of Added Sugars, May

66. WBZ TV, UnHealthy, Healthy Fast Foods, May

67. Boston Globe, Pick Your Ideal Diet, May

68. Fox 25 TV, Hidden Cameras in School Cafeterias, May

69. Fit.com, Foods the Fight Cancer, May

70. Woman’s Day Magazine, Foods the Sound Healthy but Aren’t, May

71. Fox 25 TV, Test your Nutrition Smarts, May

72. WBZ TV, Organic Foods, May

73. SheKnows.com, Healthy BBQs, May

74. Woman’s Day Magazine, Healthy Fast Foods, May

75. (iVillage), Healthy Chinese Take Out, June

76. Boston Globe, USDA Healthy MyPlate, June

77. NY Daily News, USDA Healthy MyPlate, June

78. Fox 25 TV, BBQ Food Safety, June

79. ABC.com, Food Safety & Pesticides, June

80. Daily News, Juice Cleanses, June

81. Fox 25 TV, Eating Local Produce, June

82. Web MD, Healthy Snacks, June

83. Unknown (contact through HARO), BBQ Food Safety, June

84. JAMA Video, Heart Disease in Woman, June

85. Galtime.com, Healthy Picnic Salads, June

86. Florida Today, Yogurt, June

87. Brownfield Network, Eating More Fish, June

88. Today’s Dietitian, Healthy Breakfasts, June

89. CBS Money Watch, Best Life Tips, June

90. Galtime/Daily Buzz, Healthy School Lunches, June

91. The Daily, Post July 4th Healthy Habits, June

92. Boston Globe, Picnic Food Safety, June

93. Fox 25 TV, Small Changes for Lifelong Weight Management, July

94. LIVESTRONG.COM, Small Changes, Big Results, July

95. Girls Life, Teens and Vitamins, July

96. AlwaysNewYou.com, A Tip for Getting Vitamin D in Your Diet, July

97. Florida Today, HCG Diet, July

98. Florida Today, Vitamin B12 Shots, July

99. Huffington Post, Meat and Your Health, July

100. Boston Herald, Spicy Foods and Cool Body, July

101. Fox 25 TV, Dining Out Disasters, July

102. NBC.com, Potassium Power, July

103. Better Homes and Gardens, Dieting and Health Trends for 2012, August

104. iVillage/NBC.com, Celebrity Weight Loss Diets, August

105. Today’s Dietitian, Cruciferous Veggies and Prostate Cancer, August

106. Shape.com, Sodium in Foods, August

107. Rodale Press, Heart Health, August

108. Today’s Dietitian, Cruciferous Vegetables and Prostate Cancer, August

109. Much More Nutrition, Healthy Food Shopping, August

110. Fox 25 TV, Lunch Box Safety, August

111. Boston Herald, Aloe Vera Cocktails, August

112. Experience Life Mag, Calories Are No Longer King, August

113. Richman Family Magazine, Organic Foods, August

114. Prevention Health Blog, Desktop Dining, August

115. The Daily, Continental Breakfasts, August

116. Eating Well Magazine, Vitamin C and the Immune System, August

117. Livingonloveandcents.com, Healthy Kids Lunches, September

118. Boston.com, Desktop Dining, September

119. WCCO Minneapolis, Desktop Dining, September

120. ShareCare, Desktop Dining, September

121. WebMD, Dietitians Dieting Secrets, September

122. CBS Boston, Stress and Eating, September

123. CBS Boston, Energy Drinks, September

124. AARP, Nuts, September

125. Boston.com, Can an Apple a Day Keep Excess Pounds Away?, September

126. Daily Dose, Boston Globe, Apple Juice and Arsenic, September

127. Daily Dose, Boston Globe, Harvard’s New MyPlate, September

128. Boston.com, Food Synergy, September

129. Boston.com, The Recession and Your Diet, September

130. ShareCare, Safety of Apple Juice, September

131. ShareCare, Does the FDA Police Apple Juice?, September

132. Fox 25 TV, Food Synergy, September

133. Project Health Radio, What’s In Food?, September

134. Boston.com, Nutrition & Diet Chat, September

135. Boston.com, Chris Christies’ Weighty Issue, October

136. Fox 25 TV, The Recession and Your Diet, October

137. Everyday Health, Wheat Belly Diet, October

138. Scholastic’s Choices magazine, Energy Shots, October

139. Boston.com, Hunger on Main Street and Even Sesame Street, October

140. “To The Point,” a daily national news radio program Hunger on Main St, October

141. Environmental Nutrition, Heart Healthy, October

142. Boston.com, Want to Stay Lean & Mean As You Age: Reach for the Protein, October

143. Alwaysyou.com, Foods to Eat To Lose Weight, October

144. Boston Globe, Black Licorice, A Treat that May Plan A Trick on You, October

145. Whole Living Magazine, Rainbow Eating, November

146. iVillage, Healthy Mexican Food, November

147. Boston Globe, What’s Growing in Your Refrigerator, November

148. EveryDayHealth.com, Cholesterol Lowering Snacks, November

149. EveryDayHealth.com, Watching Cholesterol During the Holidays, November

150. BU Today, Is the Freshmen 15 a Myth?, November

151. iVillage, Foods that Boost Your Metabolism, November

152. Boston.com, Cutting 1000 Calories Your Thanksgiving Meal, November

153. Boston.com, The Cost of Thanksgiving on Your Wallet and Waist, November

154. Boston.com, Thanksgiving Turkey, and Tryptophan, a Sleepy Tradition?, November

155. Redbook Magazine, Your Diet and Your Skin, November

156. Today’s Dietitian, Diet and Healthy Aging, November

157. Reader’s Digest, Stress Food, December

158. Boston Globe, Survival Tips for Holiday Parties, December

159. Boston Globe, HCG Diet Warning, December

160. Boston Globe, Video: Holiday Parties, December

161. Today’s Dietician, Healthy Aging, December

162. Boston Globe, Coffee: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, December

163. Today’s Dietician, Healthy Aging, December

164. WBZ, BPA in Cans, December

165. SpryLiving.com, Eating When the Cold Hits, December

166. Fox 25tv, Survival Tips for Holiday Parties, December

167. Boston Globe, Healthy Holiday Parties, December

168. Today’s Diet & Nutrition, Phytates and Grains, December

169. Boston Globe, Top 5 Slimming Secrets for 2012, December

170. Reuters, Beef as Part of a Heart Healthy Diet, December

171. Shape, New Year’s Resolutions by Top Experts, December

Professional Activities

  • 2007-present Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Spokesperson
  • 2006-2007 Liaison to COP and Areas, Massachusetts Dietetic Association Board
  • 2005-2006 Liaison to COP and Areas-Elect, Massachusetts Dietetic Association Board
  • 2004-2005 Chairperson, Nominating Committee, Massachusetts Dietetic Association Board
  • 2003-2004 Nominating Committee, Massachusetts Dietetic Association Board
  • 2002-2003 Nominating Committee, Chairperson, Massachusetts Dietetic Association Board
  • 2001-2002 Elected, Nominating Committee, Massachusetts Dietetic Association Board
  • 1999-2001 Elected, Director of Education, Massachusetts Dietetic Association Board
  • 1984-present Member of the American Dietetic Association and Massachusetts Dietetic Association.

Awards and Honors

  • American Dietetic Association’s Outstanding Dietetic Educator, 2007
  • Whitney Powers Excellence in Teaching Award, Sargent College of Health
  • Rehabilitation Sciences, 2001.
  • Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, Massachusetts Dietetics Association

Consulting Activities

  • Private practice and consultant to the restaurant industry

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