About the Blog

You can do it. I can help.

Rebecca Scritchfield


I’m Rebecca Scritchfield, a food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle expert and mom of two girls. Welcome to Positively Healthy, where you can find inspiration to live healthier and happier through food fitness and fun.

I’m laughing hysterically in this picture because it happens from time to time. This was actually one of those spontaneous shots from a photo shoot when I didn’t even know he was snapping his camera. Of the thousands of images he took that day, this one reminds me the most of me. Happy. Smiley. Positive. All I have ever wanted in life was to help others and my way of doing that happens to be through self-care and well-being.

My promise to you is every post on this blog is positive, empowering, and actionable.

Let’s be honest, there is a lot of negative stuff online about food. “5 foods to never eat” “sugar is toxic” “gluten is making you fat” (remember back in the day when it was fat that made you fat?). Not only is all this information confusing to my clients, friends, and family but it’s wrong. These headlines might get “clicks and shares” online, but they aren’t helpful and in some cases they can be harmful. I want no part of this crazed misinformation. I believe I can help you without being so extreme.

What you will find here will mostly fall into three categories: food, fun and fitness.

  • The food is easy and delicious.
  • Fitness is about having a healthy relationship with moving your body and challenging yourself along the way.
  • Fun is about enjoyment and savoring the moments.

My goal is to educate and inspire you, but really I just hope I offer you tools and solutions to help you achieve the way you want to feel.


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34 thoughts on “About the Blog

  1. Hi Rebecca,
    If you like to read stories about food politics from the other side of the Atlantic, you might like to check out my blog. I guess we’ve got a few commun “concerns”…nutrition transition, agro-ecology, personalised nutrition etc.
    All the best,

  2. Wow!!! How proud are we?? Hank and I are so impressed. Good job!! I promise to put your concerns in my life so I get back to being healthy so I can live a long, long time cause I ain’t done pestering you guys yet!!

  3. Wow! I didn’t realize all those years in school came out to so much🙂 Maybe I need to start talking more to you about losing weight. I am starting the gym with my sister. Any suggestions???

  4. In reviewing your bio to post again on Shaping Youth, feel free to add your credentials as a Shaping Youth Nutrition Correspondent for our blog!🙂

    p.s. I just ‘friended’ Johns Hopkins Univ. on Facebook…didn’t know institutions had their own profiles!😉

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  11. great blog ! i wont tell u what i had for diner..lol see you soon..
    Wow!!! How proud are we?? Hank and I are so impressed. Good job!! I promise to put your concerns in my life so I get back to being healthy so I can live a long, long time cause I ain’t done pestering you guys yet!!….
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  12. Hi Rebecca,

    I wanted to thank you for your thoughts on the HCG diet protocol. I have many misgivings about this and, unfortunately, I’m seeing more and more health professionals starting to use it for weight loss in their patients.

    I’m curious, what are your thoughts on Naturopathic Medicine? Perhaps I should clarify – Naturopathic Physicians that have graduated from an accredited university. I know there is still a lot of mis-information about our profession – particularly because some people are out there callings themselves doctors without having a degree or passing medical boards. I ask because it is my belief that if RDs and NDs – along with other alternative practitioners – would work together, we could do wonderful things for our patients.

    Anyway, thank you for your blog. Have a great day!

    Dr. Sandy Colvard, NMD

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  16. Wow, great blog! I was just starting a personal nutrition blog and was seeing what was out there in the nutrition cyber world…and I am soooo impressed with this site. Keep up the great work, I’ll be chcking in to see what else is new over your side of the world.

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  18. I don’t often get the chance to say this – but I love what you stand for, and your beliefs as a weight management professional! I will definitely come around more often to check out your posts!

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  20. Rebecca – on FOXNEWS on 2012-05-07 at 4:45p, you were discussing sodas. I was surprised to not hear you talk about the salt-sodium intake from MOST diet sodas and Coke&Pepsi “Zero” brands being very misleading. Actually the ONLY soda in most venues that are diabetic-approved is DietRite.

  21. Yo Rebecca! Congratulations on your blog project! Excellent! Saw your low fat tuna recipe and want to ask if possible to email it to me? I am going to try to provide a healthy spread for about 20 to 25 staffers at the Chattanooga Fox TV station mid-day this Friday (8-24). Tried copy/paste and my apple hand unit won’t play nice. So… Looks 1) light 2) tasty 3) low guilt 4) simple 5) easy and 6) healthy!🙂 Keep running and rocking the web! Thank you, Peace! R Jackson

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