What It’s Like To Be The Food & Nutrition Editor At Runner’s World

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In Episode 1 of the Greenletes Podcast, learn about what it’s like to be the Food & Nutrition Editor at Runner’s World with Heather Mayer Irvine.

Heather Mayer Irvine is the former food and nutrition editor for Runner’s World and the author of The Runner’s World Vegetarian Cookbook. She’s now a freelance journalist based in Pennsylvania. Heather’s work has appeared in national and international publications, including Runner’s World, Bicycling, Health.com, The Boston Globe, Popular Mechanics, Cooking Light, and Livestrong.com

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Photo credit: Drew Reynold Photography

Heather is an avid runner—logging miles solo and with a double stroller. She’s run 7 marathons with a best of 3:31, but she is most proud of her 5:33 mile and 19:44 5K.

In this episode

Join in while I talk with fellow runner Heather Mayer Irvine about all things running and writing!

She chats about  how she got her start in journalism (including self publishing a newspaper at 8 years old) and how she landed her #dreamjob at Runner’s World through Twitter. I ask Heather what goes on behind the scenes at Runner’s World to make sure the nutrition info they are sharing is credible.

We dive into research studies and fad diets, and she shares her favorite story that she’s ever written. Spoiler alert– she couldn’t name just one! Heather discusses what it was like to write The Runner’s World Vegetarian Cookbook, as someone who isn’t a vegetarian!

We both share our experiences with running and what the sport has taught us. This episode is one of my favorites, so definitely have a listen!


Follow Heather on social media @runsonfuel or visit her website Heather Mayer Irvine Writes. 

Buy The Runner’s World Vegetarian Cookbook (affiliate link) 

And don’t forget to follow me @greenletes.   

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I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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