Johannah Haney-Verywell Fit

Johannah Haney

Editor

Expertise

Nutrition, Health, Science

Education

Emerson College, The Ohio State University

Highlights


Nutrition and fitness are often viewed through the lens of weight loss, and our cultural obsession with thinness often makes people think if it can't be done perfectly, it's not worth doing. I want to show people that achieving improved fitness and a good balance of nutrients are worthy pursuits outside of weight loss. My approach to nutrition and fitness focuses on progress toward health goals, without regard to how much a person weighs or what their body mass index (a deeply flawed measure!) is.

— Johannah Haney

Experience

Johannah has written and edited about health and nutrition topics for almost 25 years. Her work has appeared in magazines such as The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, The Latin Kitchen, Today's Parent, Modern Bride, and others. She was a Contributing Editor to ePregnancy Magazine, a national print monthly, where she wrote about pregnancy, nutrition, fitness, beauty, and products. For several years she taught Magazine Publishing and Online Writing courses to undergraduate and graduate students at Emerson College in Boston. Johannah proofread nutrition labels and other materials for the nutritional division of Abbott. She has authored 20 nonfiction books for kids on topics like heart disease, diabetes, pets, endangered animals, nuclear energy, lakes, martial arts, and more. Johannah especially enjoys taking complex topics in science and health and making them accessible to readers.

Education

With a Master of Arts degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Johannah knows the ins and outs of both the magazine and book publishing industries. While at Emerson, Johannah received a Bookbuilders of Boston scholarship, and she regularly spoke at events for prospective students. She did her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University, majoring in English with a focus on creative writing. At Ohio State, Johannah worked as a peer note-taker for students with disabilities for the university's Human Nutrition coursework, where she grew her knowledge of nutrition-related topics and fell in love with the discipline.

About Verywell Fit

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