About Our Guest Blogs
Food & Nutrition operates three guest blogs: Stone Soup, Student Scoop and The Feed. These are platforms on which members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (our publisher) may contribute posts from their own blogs. We do not automatically aggregate content; posts are integrated into daily editorial calendars, promoted through our @FoodNutriMag social media channels and highlighted in the print version of Food & Nutrition Magazine. All content — including health and dietary information, recipes and views expressed — is that of the authors and does not reflect the positions or policies of Food & Nutrition Magazine or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Interested in becoming a Food & Nutrition guest blogger? Check out our FAQs.
About Stone Soup
Food & Nutrition's first guest blog, Stone Soup, launched in 2013 at the suggestion of our readers who wanted to connect with writers and share their work on their own blogs. Since then, more than 175 bloggers have contributed posts to Stone Soup, which serves to elevate registered dietitian nutritionists as sources of health information and recipes, and to promote bloggers who otherwise may not have as much exposure in the (already very crowded) food blog space. Stone Soup publishes posts that feature recipes and food trends, disease management, exercise, professional and networking tips, health policy advocacy, food photography, social media — and just about anything else in the world of nutrition and diet. Ready to get involved? Email us at Stone Soup@eatright.org.
About Student Scoop
Student Scoop is a guest blog written by members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for students and interns in nutrition and dietetics. Writers focus on issues that are of interest to students, including tips about nutrition programs and internships, and recipes and nutrition advice, too. Email for information about how to contribute.
About The Feed
Launched in 2015, The Feed is Food & Nutrition's blog about the dynamic world of nutrition informatics: the intersection of nutrition, information and technology — a major driving force supporting all areas and disciplines of dietetics practice. No matter what the specialty, nutrition informatics affects the career of registered dietitian nutritionists and the communities they serve. Ready to get involved? Email us at TheFeed@eatright.org.
How do Food & Nutrition guest blogs work?
Unlike websites that automatically aggregate content or require contributors to write original posts, Food & Nutrition ensures bloggers have total control over their work. Posts are not exclusive; in fact, we're happy to have bloggers peruse their archives and submit old favorites. Contributors choose which posts they want to share and when — typically between three and six posts throughout the year. Also, unlike websites that try to publish as much content as possible, we publish no more than one post per blog, per day and put all promotional efforts behind supporting that blogger.
What if I don't have my own blog?
In addition to posts already published on contributors' own blogs, Food & Nutrition accepts "one-off" posts. This option is typically most attractive to contributors who may not have time to maintain a blog or whose careers or employers preclude them from having a blog or personal website. In these cases, posts can simply link back to the contributor's social media page(s).
What kinds of posts are welcome?
We look for stories, recipes, videos and photos that share health messaging from the perspective of food and nutrition experts. We focus on positivity, encouragement, enthusiasm and language that serves to unite our community in its efforts to improve the lives and health of the people it helps.
What are the benefits of being a guest blogger with Food & Nutrition?
With publication on FoodandNutrition.org, posts are promoted through our social media channels — Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ — and featured in the print version of Food & Nutrition Magazine. Additionally, bloggers are eligible for exclusive programs, including paid recipe development opportunities, product reviews, training courses and invitations to networking events.
But I already have a successful blog. Why should I participate?
Joining a guest blog — or considering any opportunity for that matter — is a professional choice and a personal decision. Ours is a supportive, creative community of writers and communicators, and we welcome bloggers who feel their work may benefit from being featured by Food & Nutrition, are interested in exclusive CPE and networking events, and who want to be considered for paid recipe development or editorial assignments.
Who retains the rights to my contributions?
Unlike protected content published in the print magazine, Food & Nutrition makes no copyright or authorship claims on work contributed by guest bloggers. Prior to publication, blog posts are reviewed and may be edited for grammar or space by Food & Nutrition editorial staff. Bloggers have an opportunity for final review prior to publication.
Are guest bloggers paid to participate?
While Food & Nutrition pays a very competitive rate for original articles and recipes that appear in the print magazine, it does not offer compensation for republishing online content. However, in addition to the benefit of promotion and exposure, Food & Nutrition offers opportunities for participating guest bloggers that can lead to paid assignments, including its recipe development platform and Recipe Roundup program.
Why don't recipes on the blog include nutrition analyses?
All recipes that appear in Food & Nutrition Magazine undergo a third-party nutrient analysis according to these published assumptions. Because we cannot guarantee the same standard of nutrient analyses supplied by guest bloggers, we do not publish nutritionals on our guest blogs. However, nutrient analysis may be included on bloggers' own websites.
Does FoodandNutrition.org compete with my blog for advertising?
No. FoodandNutrition.org does not use third-party ad-serving, and our online ads are sold individually through our representative — not through widgets that automatically push banner ads to the website. While monetization may be more effective with this method of ad serving, our publisher made the conscious decision not to use it for two reasons: 1) we could not control which advertisers or products might appear on the website, and 2) it could potentially compete with ad server solutions used by our guest bloggers.
What does Food & Nutrition get out of this?
In a word, community. There are few subjects with the power to both unite and divide as food and diet, and Food & Nutrition is committed to the former. Food & Nutrition's guest bloggers choose to join productive and positive conversations around issues they face as experts — such as sustainable food systems or tips for succeeding in a dietetic internship — in addition to those we all face as consumers.
How do I sign up to start blogging?