Jackie provides the following services:

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Media Personality

Jackie with Emeril Lagasse at taping of Emeril Green

Jackie is an engaging on-air television talent. As a highly respected media authority and past national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she’s appeared as a guest on over 100 television news and radio programs. Past appearances include ABC’s Good Morning America and World News Now, ABC News Now’s Healthy Life, CBS’s Up to the Minute, NBC’s Later Today and Dateline, MSNBC’s Morning Line, Lifetime Television’s Lifetime Live, Food Network’s Follow that Food, and The Dr. Oz Show. She was a recurring guest expert on Discovery’s Planet Green channel’s premier cooking show, Emeril Green.

She’s often heard on the radio and internet radio. Interviews include Martha Stewart Living Sirius Satellite Radio’s Whole Living, WBT’s This Show is Cookin’, WIOJ’s The Ed Furbee Show, USA Radio Network’s DayBreak USA, American, Urban Radio Network, The Valder Beebe Show, and Cable Radio Network’s What’s Cookin’?, Ingles Information Aisle, plus various shows on NPR, CNN Radio Network, WOR Radio Network and Mom’s Radio Network.

Jackie has been interviewed by hundreds of national print and internet media outlets including USA Today, Reader’s Digest, USA WEEKEND, Cooking Light, Fitness, MORE, Runner’s World, Organic Spa Magazine, WebMD, Chicago Tribune,,,, and

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Jackie conducting a brown rice cooking demo as a spokesperson for Uncle Ben’s  at ADA’s FNCE in Hawaii

Jackie is sought after as a top spokesperson in the food and nutrition industry. After her highly-visible role with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a national media spokesperson, she has represented dozens of companies and commodity boards. Below lists clients that she has worked with as a media spokesperson.

Almond Board of California
American Egg Board/Egg Nutrition Center
Barilla America, Inc.
Boca Foods Company
California Tree Fruit Agreement
Cranberry Marketing Committee
Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
Élan Frozen Yogurt
German Agricultural Marketing Board
Hellmann’s/Best Foods
Morningstar Farms
The Mushroom Council
National Chicken Council
Paramount Farms/Pistachio Health*
Seeds of Change
United Soybean Board
United States Potato Board
Uncle Ben’s
V8 Beverages
Wheat Foods Council*

For these and other clients, noted here are several of the talents Jackie provides:

  • National and local television, radio and print interviews, including satellite media tours and radio media tours
  • Video and audio news releases
  • Desk-side media tours for national print media
  • Cooking demonstrations and speaking at professional, media and consumer trade shows and events
  • Expo representation at professional and consumer trade shows
  • Recipe development, recipe testing and menu development for Web site, print materials and other marketing uses
  • Health, nutrition and culinary writing for Web site, print materials and other marketing uses
  • Nutrition tool and toolkit development for professionals and consumers
  • Quotations and other contributions for press releases
  • Various culinary nutrition consultation services

With a unique background as a chef and registered dietitian, she’s able to not just recommend what to eat and explain why, but also turn that information into practical, tasty and clever advice consumers can truly use.

*current client

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WRITER_Collage of Publications_NEW

Writing is a passion of Jackie’s. She has a conversational writing style that everyone can appreciate. Jackie’s writing has appeal for professional audiences. But her specialty is successfully taking complex nutrition, health, food, and environmental research and adapting it creatively into consumer-friendly language that relates to how people really eat. Plus, she has the ability to go one step further—and write for teens and kids. Her writing can be found in cookbooks, magazines, newsletters, brochures, blogs, and more.

Check out her latest articles here.

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Recipe & Menu Developer

A sampling of publications where Jackie’s original recipes have appeared

Mom and Jackie in the Kitchen

Mom and Jackie in the Kitchen

Taste always comes first in Jackie’s recipes. Her cuisine follows a “simple is delicious” approach, but her talent ranges the gamut from traditional to contemporary and straight-forward to complex. Her main focus is on high-flavor plant-based cuisine that’s natural, fresh, and nutrient-rich.

Jackie has experience with foods from all regions of the world, while her major influences are Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, especially since she grew up with a Lebanese mother who was a caterer. Yes, that’s her in the photo (see right) cooking with her mom in the 70′s! Basically, if your needs include recipe or menu development that’s 100% real, Jackie is your gal.

What’s more, Jackie is an expert at nutrition analysis. She has provided computerized nutrition analysis services for magazines, books, cookbooks, food companies, and restaurants. For more about these services, contact Jackie at

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Professional Speaker

Jackie on panel with Kate Geagan, Sophie Uliano, and A.J. Ali at Go Green Expo LA

Jackie is known as a dynamic speaker, catering each food-focused talk to the specific audience whether for professional or consumer groups, kids or adults.

“Your passion was lively and truly is a motivator for the audience to carry through on your recommendations!”
~Lora Ragazzo, MBA, RD, CDN, Healthy Choices for Children Conference

Jackie has presented for the following:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition News Forecast Meeting
  • Action for Healthy Kids/Healthy Children Healthy Futures
  • American Academy of Family Physicians’ 25th Anniversary Conference on Patient Education
  • Arizona Dietetic Association Annual Conference
  • Authors@Google
  • BlogHer
  • The Chocolate Symposium
  • Delaware Dietetic Association Annual Meeting
  • The First International Conference on Food Synergy
  • Florida Dietetic Association 75th Annual Symposium
  • Food 3000 (Mazatlan, Mexico)
  • Go Green Expo
  • Healthy Choice Brand Equity Managers (food & nutrition trends presentation)
  • Healthy Choices for Children Conference
  • Healthy Grandfamilies Initiative, Cornell
  • Institute of Food Technologists’ Annual Meeting & Food Expo
  • International Association of Culinary Professionals International Conference
  • New York State Dietetic Association Annual Meeting
  • Passport to Flavor, Food and Culinary Professionals Workshop in Napa
  • Pennsylvania Dietetic Association Annual Meeting (Anna de Planter Bowes Lecture)
  • Reporting on Nutrition Conference (Arizona State University)
  • Soy Symposium
  • St. Louis District Dairy Council Writers Conference
  • Virginia Dietetic Association Annual Meeting
  • WomenFest 2014 (keynote speaker)

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Culinary Instruction & Private Cooking Lessons

Jackie teaching a recreational cooking class at ICE in New York

Teaching comes naturally to Jackie as she’s passionate about cooking—as well as passionate about sharing her love of good food with others. She’s currently a culinary instructor in the recreational division of The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City. Her popular, hands-on cooking classes are open to the public. Sign up for one today by visiting, e-mailing, or calling 800.522.4610. Some of her signature classes include: Lean & Luscious Vegetarian; Superfoods; All-Natural Cooking with Jackie Newgent; and Cooking for Fitness.

Jackie Newgent Promo--KITCHIT

Jackie can also be hired as a private chef or private cooking instructor in your home, at your workplace, or for a special event. Her specialty is offering hands-on individual and group healthy cooking lessons that are approachable, delicious, nutrient-rich, and fun. The menu chosen is fully customizable and personalized to meet health/diet needs, taste preferences, and cooking skill level. As a bonus, Jackie provides professional nutrition advice throughout the cooking experience. Contact Jackie at to request a personalized lesson or other private chef service. Or sign up on Kitchit for her group Healthful Cooking Lesson and more!

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Cooking Demonstrations

Jackie showing off some steamy seasonal veggies

Not only does Jackie like to talk, she loves the opportunity to cook and talk at the same time. She provides demos for professional groups, kids programs, health fairs, media events, employee wellness programs, philanthropic events, community expos, and more.

A selected list of cooking demos:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
  • American Diabetes Association’s New York EXPO 2014 (Javits Cnter)
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • “Get Tough on Angina” Press Conference
  • Kids Food Festival 2012–New York City (see photo)

    Demo at Kids Food Festival

  • Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research: Intimate Conversations about Cancer & Women’s Health Care
  • NY Craft Beer Week (on behalf of Edible Queens magazine)
  • REAL SIMPLE’s 10th Anniversary event (Grand Central Terminal)
  • A Taste of Germany (Grand Central Terminal)
  • Wiley Corporate Citizenship Expo

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Employee Wellness

Jackie pictured 5th from left after the ringing of the NASDAQ closing bell

For years, Jackie has been leading wellness programming services for Fortune 500 companies in New York City and Chicago, such as for Coach, Inc.’s Lunchtime Wellness Series and Johnson & Johnson’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. She’s known for providing effective health-promoting food- and nutrition-related services that she tailors to the specific needs of the organization and its employees.

“Good nutrition is good business.” ~Jackie Newgent, RD

Jackie’s wellness services include:

  • Brown-Bag Lunch Chats
  • Employee Dining Consultation
  • Other Nutrition & Culinary Consultation

Her TASTETALKS—60-minute healthful cooking demonstration combined with interactive presentation—are her most requested wellness services; they provide appetizing appeal and entice employee interest in good nutrition and health. TASTE TALKS can be tailored to the employees’ needs, specific holidays or company events, or used to supplement ongoing wellness or weight management programming.

Jackie’s wellness clients have included:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Coach Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • New York Mercantile Exchange
  • Quaker Oats Company
  • Waste Management

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Media & Project Consultation

Jackie provided behind-the-scenes nutrition consultation for “Fit for Life…Eat Smart & Exercise” for PBS TV show

Having expertise in nutrition, weight management, healthful cooking, “green” cuisine, and communications, Jackie can provide a variety of unique services. Jackie is pleased to take on a project challenge.

Some of these specialty projects which Jackie has spearheaded include:

  • Nutrition consultation for health-related television programming
  • Culinary nutrition consultation to restaurants
  • Participation in ideation sessions for food companies and restaurants
  • Judging for cooking competitions
  • Nutrient analysis for recipes, products, and menus
  • Food, nutrition, and health trends reports
  • Product development consultation
  • Professional communications for books, brochures, and other publications

    8 Habits of Healthy Kids

    Created for Healthy Children Healthy Futures

Jackie’s most recent and ongoing project includes nutrition and culinary consultation for the national after-school healthy eating and physical activity program, Healthy Children Healthy Futures, which the 8 Habits of Healthy Kids® were created.


Other projects have included radio script development for the advertising firm, Brush Art Corporation, and nutrition consultation for the national award-winning PBS television show, In the Mix.


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