Jessica Ball, M.S., RD

Jessica Ball
Title: Nutrition Editor

Title: Nutrition Editor

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Education: B.S. in Dietetics, Michigan State University; M.S. in Dietetics, University of Vermont

Expertise: Food and nutrition, health, sustainability, food access, cooking skills
- EatingWell associate nutrition editor
- Uses personal expertise in budget-friendly foods to deliver high-quality content


Jessica Ball, M.S., RD, has been with EatingWell for three years and works as the associate nutrition editor for the brand. She is a registered dietitian with a master's in food, nutrition and sustainability. In addition to EatingWell, her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Real Simple, Parents, Better Homes and Gardens and MyRecipes.

In her role at EatingWell, Jessica writes, assigns and edits nutrition-related content, provides nutrition review for articles and recipes, and manages editorial programs. She has professional expertise in food, nutrition, sustainability, health and food security. She pairs this with her personal expertise in budget-friendly food and cooking habits to create high-quality content that is accessible for readers of all skill levels.

She pitched and created a successful franchise program called Thrifty that focuses on budget-friendly, eco-friendly tips for beginner home cooks.

She is a registered dietitian, former triathlete and a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

About EatingWell

EatingWell, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, has been publishing award-winning journalism about food, nutrition and sustainability since 1990. Our mission is to share flavor-packed recipes from around the world, celebrating fresh ingredients and the farmers, artisans and chefs who bring them to our table. Through science-backed nutrition advice and smart stories about sustainability, we help readers live their best lives. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

Latest from Jessica Ball, M.S., RD

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How to Choose the Healthiest Canned Fruits and Vegetables, According to a Dietitian
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5 Supplements You Shouldn't Be Taking, According to a Dietitian
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I'm a Dietitian & These Are the Kirkland Products I Buy Every Time I Go to Costco
Shaved Radish, Celery & Cucumber Salad
31 Recipes to Eat More Vegetables This Month
a collage featuring some of EatingWell's editors' favorite snacks
9 Snacks EatingWell Editors Always Stock at the Office & Why We Love Them
5 Easter Foods You Should Be Making, Not Buying
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I'm a Dietitian & This Is My Favorite Budget-Friendly Thing to Buy at Costco
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5 Mistakes You're Making When Walking & How to Fix Them
a recipe photo of the Peanut Butter Yogurt Cup with Magic Shell Topping
Peanut Butter Yogurt Cup with Magic Shell Topping
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Blueberry-Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake
The #1 Dessert for Weight Loss, According to a Dietitian
a recipe photo of the Green Goddess Tuna Salad
Green Goddess Tuna Salad
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I’m a Dietitian & This Is the Recipe I Always Make When Bringing a Meal for Vegetarian Friends
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I'm a Dietitian—Not a "Nutritionist"—Here's the Difference & Why It Matters
5 Anti-Inflammatory Dinners You Can Make for Under $55 Total
The 5 Best Exercises to Help You Lose Weight
Chicken Cutlets with Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce
30 Days of Sugar-Free Recipes
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I'm a Dietitian & This Is the One Thing I Do before 10 A.M. to Feel My Best
a recipe photo of the Kale & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dressing
6 Anti-Inflammatory Vegetables to Stock Up on in January, According to a Dietitian
a collage featuring a bowl of cranberry sauce with oats and yogurt
I'm a Dietitian & This Is My Favorite Way to Use Up Leftover Cranberry Sauce
Baked Blueberry & Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups
The 7 Best High-Fiber Snacks, According to a Dietitian
Stuffed mushrooms
I'm a Dietitian on a Budget & This Is the Appetizer I Make Every Year for Holiday Gatherings