Ellen Slotkin, RD, LDN

Registered dietitian


Heart-healthy nutrition, Weight management, Pregnancy nutrition


Simmons College, Yale Medical School


Low-cholesterol meal planning may seem overwhelming at first, but I am here to make the process easier for you. I always remind my clients that healthy eating is as much about what you can ADD to your diet, as what you will need to avoid. Making your diet more healthful can be a wonderful opportunity to try new foods and preparation methods.

Read as much as you can on the topic, be willing to try new things, and you will be on your way to lowering your cholesterol though diet!

— Ellen Slotkin, RD, LDN


Ellen Slotkin is a former writer for Verywell Fit covering nutrition. She's a registered dietitian specializing in heart-healthy nutrition, weight management, and pregnancy nutrition. Her professional experience includes clinical, research, consulting, and private practice work. Ellen is currently putting the finishing touches on her first book, a new mother's guide to losing baby weight.


Ellen holds bachelor's and master's degrees in nutrition science from Simmons College, Boston. She completed her post-graduate education at Yale-New Haven Hospital, an affiliate of Yale Medical School.

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