Jessie Shafer, RD Jessie Shafer is a registered dietitian and content creator at The Real Food Dietitians. For the last 20 years, Jessie has worked in food and health publishing, holding the roles of editor-in-chief of Delicious Living magazine and senior nutrition editor for Diabetic Living magazine, and the Director of Influence & Health Education at New Hope Network in Boulder, Colorado. During this time she has managed the creation of more than 200 cookbooks, magazines, special-interest publications, and nutrition articles. Jessie is a frequent contributing writer for national health publications, covering nutrition- and product-based analysis and trends. Jessie earned her journalism degree from Northwestern University and her RD credentials through Kansas State University and the Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship. Jessie and her husband love to ride their bikes around Colorado—now with two kids in tow—and share a deep appreciation for good food. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.