Title: Writer, Editor, Registered Dietitian
Education: Tufts University, University of Vermont
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Expertise: nutrition, dietetics, mental health, food science, recipe development

Brierley Horton is a dietitian nutritionist, content creator and strategist, and avid mental health advocate. She is co-host and co-creator of the Happy Eating Podcast, a podcast that breaks down the connection between food and mental wellness. Brierley previously worked at Cooking Light magazine and was the Nutrition Editor at EatingWell magazine for nearly a decade. Her work regularly appears in Better Homes & Gardens, as well as EatingWell, LIVESTRONG.com, and TheKitchn, among others.


  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Master of Science, Nutrition Communications, Tufts University
  • Bachelor of Science, Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Science, University of Vermont


In April 2021, Brierley launched the Happy Eating Podcast with Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD. A weekly podcast that Brierley and Carolyn co-host, Happy Eating breaks down the connection between food and mental wellness.

Previously, she was the Food & Nutrition Director for Cooking Light magazine—overseeing nutrition for their brand and also recipe development for the much-loved recipe section "Dinner Tonight." Prior to Cooking Light, Brierley was the Nutrition Editor at EatingWell magazine for nearly a decade.


Brierley Horton is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a master’s degree in Nutrition Communications. Her graduate degree is from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Prior to going back to school, Brierley completed a dietetic internship with ARAMARK in Philadelphia and then sat for her registered dietitian board exam. She completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of Vermont, double majoring in Dietetics and Nutrition & Food Science.

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