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About Holly Michaels

Hi! I'm Blendtec's resident Registered Dietitian. I spend much of my time at work developing fun new recipes for our incredible blenders. I've built my career around clinical and community nutrition, as well as research and a love for making healthy and tasty foods!

Nutrition is a deep passion of mine; I love finding ways to improve health and wellness through the foods and quantities we consume. I learned at a young age the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle. As a child, my oldest brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which prompted my interest in nutrition. The subject fascinated me so much that I studied nutrition in both undergraduate and graduate schools. I grew up cooking with my mother and became very fond of creating foods that are healthy and delicious.

In my free time my husband and I enjoy rock climbing, canyoneering, fishing, camping and just about anything else you can do outdoors in Utah. I also love to quilt, crochet, and read when you can pry me away from my blender.

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Here are my most recent posts

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Vitamin D: Winter Deficiencies

Holly Michaels
22 November, 2013

It’s so important for your kids to be getting enough Vitamin D because it helps with the growth and strength of bones. A lack of Vitamin D in adults can result in osteomalacia. It’s winter, which means less time in the sun, so make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin D through food. Bonus: Vitamin D is a stable compound, which means it will not be lost when foods are cooked, processed, or stored, so it is very easy to include it in your diet.

How to Read a Nutrition Label Infographic

How to Read a Nutrition Label

Holly Michaels
30 September, 2013

What do all those things on nutrition labels mean? Check out this post to find out!

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Weight Goals: What Is a Healthy Weight for You?

Holly Michaels
18 September, 2013

Being overweight can cause a number of health problems. The best way to maintain a healthy weight is through good nutrition and enough physical activity. One way to assess your weight and determine a healthy weight range is the body mass index (BMI). What’s your BMI?