Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian, speaker, and writer who serves as nutrition advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). She writes two weekly columns, "Nutrition Notes"and "Nutrition-Wise,"which are carried weekly on the MSNBC web site and syndicated to more than 700 newspapers nationwide.
Collins served as an expert reviewer for the landmark international report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer Prevention: a Global Perspective, which provides recommendations based on examination of more than 7,000 research studies by a panel of internationally-renowned scientists. The report was released in November 2007.
Collins holds a BS degree in dietetics from Purdue University and an MS degree in nutrition from Cornell University, where she also was an instructor.