I don’t think anything could happen to take me off this cloud I’m on. I’m elated to know that I have the reach, impact, and knowledge to be ranked as one of ShareCare’s top ten nutrition influencers online. I’m among a group of some pretty big names. Dr. Andrew Weil (pioneer of integrative medicine!), Michael Pollan (NYT bestselling author!), Jaime Oliver (celebrity chef and TV host!) and Hungry Girl (author, entrepreneur, and Food Network show!) to name a few. Considering I have not been published as an author (yet) and I don’t have my own TV show, it’s amazing to realize that through my online presence (blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest), I made the list.
So many people ask if social media is worth their time. I answer with a resounding YES! All I ever wanted to do with myself was help people. While there are a bagillion ways to do that, I definitely landed in the right place after my early-midlife “What am I doing with myself?” crisis in 2001. I LOVE my job doing nutrition and wellness counseling in D.C. , speaking and TV/print media work. There is plenty of motivation, encouragement, and care to give to the world and the more positivity out there, the better! Social media takes your voice to the world and levels the playing field so those who aren’t yet well-known (like moi) can still reach people and have an impact to help them change their lives!
How ShareCare Compiled the List
In order to be included in the SharecareNow 10 — Nutrition list, influencers must have demonstrated a consistent impact on nutrition-specific conversations online over the past year. An individual’s influence is measured and quantified through a proprietary algorithm based on more than 40 individual metrics, including nutrition relevance, syndication, presence and reach. These influencers are then ranked from most to least influential based on a unique scoring structure.
The Top 10 Nutrition Influencers
Check out their infographic here: http://www.sharecare.com/static/sharecare-now-nutrition-top-ten-infographic
1. Andrew Weil, MD – http://www.drweil.com/ 2. Jamie Oliver – http://jamieoliver.com/ 3. Nanci Hellmich – http://yourlife.usatoday.com/ 4. Tara Parker-Pope – http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/ 5. Mitzi Dulan, RD – http://nutritionexpert.com/blog/ 6. Nicole German, RD - http://www.diet-blog.com/ 7. Lisa Lillien – http://www.hungry-girl.com/ 8. Rebecca Scritchfield, RD – http://rebeccascritchfield.wordpress.com/ (me!!!) 9. Michael Pollan – http://michaelpollan.com/ 10. William Davis, MD – http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/
(Go fellow RDs who made the list too!)
Launched in 2010 and based in Atlanta, GA, Sharecare is an interactive, social Q & A platform that allows people to ask, learn and act upon questions of health and wellness. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, in partnership with Harpo Studios, Remark Media, Sony Pictures Television, and Discovery Communications, the company’s innovative approach provides the consumer access to a wide array of health and wellness experts ranging from hospitals to doctors, specialists to non-profits, to healthcare companies and active health consumers, creating a thriving community where healthcare knowledge is built, shared and put into practice.
See my ShareCare profile and ask me a question – I’ll answer!
Who’s on Your Top 10?
We all know there are thousands of people helping others every day! Who is on your “top 10 nutrition influencer” list and why?