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Welcome Guest Blogger Dr. Sylvia E. Klinger

In the upcoming months, Farm Picked For You will be featuring blogs from Dr. Sylvia Klinger,  the award-winning author, entrepreneur, and founder of Hispanic Food Communications, which is a consulting company dedicated to nutrition communications and culinary consulting.  Here is her Bio:

Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Award-winning author and entrepreneur Dr. Sylvia Klinger is founder of Hispanic Food Communications, a nutrition communications and culinary consulting company.

A Hispanic native, Sylvia is a leading expert in cross-cultural Hispanic nutrition and health issues. Sylvia has an impressive record and knowledge of Hispanic foods and culture, enhanced by continued education in current nutritional research and frequent immersion in Hispanic communities.  She uses her in-depth culinary and cultural expertise to introduce new strategies for wellness to an increasingly health-conscious population.

As a result of her endless efforts and constant relation with the community, Sylvia has been a sought after consultant for global diversity issues, food, beverage, agriculture, pharmaceutical, and non-profit health organizations.

Due to her regular contribution to radio and television programs, Sylvia is a primary resource for news media. She is a timely expert commentary on nutrition research and has appeared on numerous local, national and international television and radio stations. She contributes her expertise with several publications, including Latina Magazine, Siempre Mujer, Vanidades, Bakery and Snack Magazine, and Convenience Store Decisions to name a few. She is a regular contributor to many blogs, including Fox News Latino, Huffington Post, Mamas Latinas and Splenda Living. Sylvia also frequently posts nutrition news, tips and recipes on her website,, and on Twitter at @sklingerrd.


She co-authored a recent award-winning publication, the Hispanic Family Nutrition Counseling Kit, which was published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in December 2015. Other publications include “The Role of Breakfast in Health: Definition and Criteria for a Quality Breakfast”, published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in December 2014, and “A Systematic Review of the Relationship between Acculturation and Diet among Latinos in the United States: Implications for Future Research”, published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in August 2008.  Sylvia also co-authored “The alli Cookbook: More than 200 ALL-NEW Recipes and Meal Plans” (Meredith Books) in 2007.

Sylvia serves on several boards, including the Grain Foods Foundation Advisory Board and the FAMA Center for Family Caregivers Board. Additionally, Dr. Klinger has been a visiting adjunct professor at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tirgu Mures in Romania, teaching nutrition communications and leading nutrition practicum labs.

Her professional affiliations include active membership in the National Strength and Fitness Council, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Illinois Dietetic Association and past chair of the Latino Hispanic Dietetic Association network group (LAHIDAN), as well as Dietitians in Business & Communications (DBC), Nutrition Entrepreneurs and Food and Culinary Professionals Practice Groups. Currently, she serves as secretary of LAHIDAN.

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