Molly Kimball


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Registered dietitian, nutrition journalist, and founder of Ochsner Eat Fit, Molly Kimball has managed the nutrition program at Ochsner Fitness Center in New Orleans for more than 20 years. As a regular contributor to national and local publications, she covers all things related to nutrition and wellness. Kimball has appeared in weekly TV segments as the nutrition expert for New Orleans’ ABC affiliate WGNO since 2009. She now hosts her own podcast, FUELED wellness + nutrition with Molly Kimball.




10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Cooking Demonstration Tent
The Eat Fit Cookbook: Chef Inspired Recipes for the Home
The Cooking Demonstration Tent is sponsored in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Funding has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


The Eat Fit Cookbook: Chef Inspired Recipes for the Home

Louisiana is hardly known for its healthy fare, but dietitian and food lover Molly Kimball and her Eat Fit team are revolutionizing restaurants throughout the state. Now Molly is bringing these recipes into our own kitchens. The Eat Fit team has collaborated with chefs and restaurateurs across Louisiana to create these flavorful meals, which are designed to fuel your strongest, healthiest life. Featuring more than 90 tasted and tested recipes from Eat Fit partner restaurants, The Eat Fit Cookbook proves that the delicious choice is now the healthy choice.

About Ochsner Eat Fit: Molly Kimball, registered dietitian with Ochsner Fitness Center, takes the guesswork out of dining out healthfully. The Ochsner Eat Fit initiative encourages chefs to offer nutritious, delicious meals for those who want to eat clean, watch their weight, and manage diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Look for the Eat Fit seal on menus at your favorite restaurants statewide.


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