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About Lynn

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Lynn Dugan, MS, RDN, is the founder of MyPlate2Yours, LLC. She is a dedicated nutrition and health advocate for active people. Lynn understands that life is busy and finding time for good nutrition is challenging. 


To help make healthy eating a reality, Lynn conducts cooking classes, hosts the blog , recipes and nutrition tips on this website and recently published her first book, Not Your Mama’s Kitchen: The Essential Guide to Get Yours Started. Lynn is also an Adjunct Faculty Member in Nutrition at Benedictine University, Lisle, IL. In addition, Lynn actively promotes healthy eating to younger generations by teaching nutrition in a local elementary school’s after-school program. She also serves on the Glenbard High School District 87 Wellness Committee. 

Lynn is a registered and licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist and holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Previously, she worked for a cardiologist conducting clinical research in foods and pharmaceuticals and has published some of this work in the Journal of the American Medical Association. She also previously worked in nutrition communications at McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook, IL.


More recently, Lynn’s nutrition tips and culinary skills have been featured on WGN-Chicago, NBC 5-Chicago, and ABC 7-Chicago.  


Lynn's faith in God is central to all she does and she knows that none of this would be possible without His daily guidance and help.

My Position on Nutrition

All foods can fit into a healthy diet.  It’s about balance. My focus in feeding my family has four main nutritional goals: increase fruits & vegetables, replace refined carbohydrates with whole grains, ensure three daily servings of dairy foods (or a calcium-rich substitute), and distribute lean protein evenly across all three meals.  


Many chronic health problems including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis can be prevented with a diet resembling these goals.  These dietary principles track with the 2020-2025 U.S. Dietary Guidelines and the recommendations of MyPlate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  


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