Diane Welland, M.S. R.D., is a registered dietitian, freelance food writer, and award-winning recipe developer based in the Washington, D.C., area. She writes for a variety of consumer and trade publications, websites and blogs, specializing in stories on food and food trends, nutrition, health, and fitness and is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Eating Clean, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Eating Local, and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Belly Fat Weight Loss.
A former contributing editor for Environmental Nutrition Newsletter, Welland regularly writes for Clean Eating Magazine and has blogged for Cooking Light magazine. Her work also appears in Vegetarian Times, Relish magazine, Spry magazine, Northern Virginia magazine, Sizzle magazine, Cowboys and Indians, National Culinary Review, and Today's Dietitian. In addition to writing, she is an accomplished speaker, and has presented at numerous national, international, and state conferences.