Kiersten Hickman

Kiersten Hickman

Kiersten Hickman is a journalist and content strategist with a main focus on nutrition, health, and wellness coverage. She holds an MA in Journalism from DePaul University and a Nutrition Science certificate from Stanford Medicine. Her work has been featured in The Healthy, Eating Well, Taste of Home, Nike, Stacker, Eat This, Not That!, and more. Currently, Kiersten serves as the Head of Content for Clean Plates. For more, follow her on Twitter (@hickmankiersten) and Substack.

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    9 Healthy Fall Desserts We Can’t Wait to Bake This Season

    By Kiersten Hickman / September 27, 2022 / Comments Off on 9 Healthy Fall Desserts We Can’t Wait to Bake This Season

    As the weather gets colder and the leaves start to turn, it really can only mean one thing — it’s time to get those ovens going. The idea of turning on the oven certainly isn’t a sweet one during those hot summer months, but in the fall, the game is certainly on. Especially when you…

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    6 Expert-Approved Tricks for Handling Your Stress

    By Kiersten Hickman / September 26, 2022 / Comments Off on 6 Expert-Approved Tricks for Handling Your Stress

    Having stressors in our lives sometimes feels inevitable. Between managing busy schedules, juggling lots of tasks, and navigating difficult social situations, life certainly knows how to throw a few stressful curveballs. Nevertheless, when we’re not handling stress in our lives, it can cause a myriad of health issues that affect both our mental and physical…

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    5 Expert Tips for Cooking Quick & Healthy Weeknight Meals

    By Kiersten Hickman / September 22, 2022 / Comments Off on 5 Expert Tips for Cooking Quick & Healthy Weeknight Meals

    Sometimes cooking healthier meals isn’t always the most convenient; especially when a frozen meal or a drive-thru run is a lot more accommodating for a busy schedule. While these can be easy weeknight solutions once in a while, they don’t always offer the most nutritious choices for our health. But is it even possible to…

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    Here’s How Soda Really Affects Your Body, Says Dietitian

    By Kiersten Hickman / September 21, 2022 / Comments Off on Here’s How Soda Really Affects Your Body, Says Dietitian

    Can drinking soda really be that bad for you? Unfortunately, the news still isn’t good. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that sugar-sweetened beverages are the leading source of added sugar intake for Americans. 63% of adults aged 18 and older report drinking sugar-sweetened beverages (meaning drinks sweetened with added sugars such as…

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    How to Buy the Best Mattress for a Better Night’s Sleep

    By Kiersten Hickman / September 16, 2022 / Comments Off on How to Buy the Best Mattress for a Better Night’s Sleep

    Waking up every day feeling groggy after a terrible night’s sleep? Your mattress may be to blame.

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