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Janis Jibrin Adjunct Instructor Health Studies

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MS, Nutrition, University of Maryland College Park, MD

BS, Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington DC

A registered dietitian who has spent much of her career researching and writing about nutrition, Janis’s articles appear in Prevention, Yoga Journal, Good Housekeeping, Self, and other magazines. A number of her diet books have made the New York Times bestseller list. Recently, she led a team of nutritionists and writers to develop a year-long weight loss program called “Real Appeal” for United Health Group. She is on the scientific advisory board of Sharecare, a health and wellness company. Her nutrition counseling practice is in Dupont Circle.
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Sampling of books and manuals:


Real Appeal Guides (weight loss program):  Success Guides (Vol 1, 2 and 3), Real Moves Guide, Real Food Guide (Real Appeal 2015 and 2016)

The Pescetarian Plan (Ballantine 2014)

The Life You Want! Get Motivated, Lose Weight and Be Happy (Simon &Schuster 2011)

The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes (Simon &Schuster 2009)

Good Housekeeping’s The Supermarket Diet and The Supermarket Diet Cookbook (both Hearst Books, 2006) 


Sampling of 2016 magazine articles, blogs and videos:


Food for Thought (Yoga Journal, September 2016).  Link to web version

The Best and Worst Things to Order at Cava Grill if You Want a Healthy Meal (

Genetically Engineered Salmon: Frankenfish or Safe and Sustainable? ( blog)

Hey Women, Midlife Can Be Great! ( blog)

Brain Foods (Sharecare Facebook Live video)