August 28, 2015

Edward R. Blonz, Ph.D.

Edward Blonz, Ph.D., has served on the editorial board of the University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter since 2009 and is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California at Davis, and has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of health and nutrition. In addition, Dr. Blonz works in the area of forensic nutrition, serving as a consultant and testifying expert for nutrition, biochemical and physiological issues relating to claims, uses and effects of foods, dietary supplements and related health produces. The author of numerous magazine articles and seven books, his syndicated weekly column, "On Nutrition," appears in newspapers around the country and internationally. He has won the James Beard Foundation Award for his writings on diet, health and nutrition. He also maintains his own award-winning web pages and


  • Choosing Hot Cereal

    Choosing Hot Cereal

    by Edward R. Blonz, Ph.D.

    Don't overlook hot cereals as a super way to start your morning, but remember: just because a cereal is hot doesn't automatically make it more nutritious. Make sure you make smart choices.

  • Dressing Up Vegetables

    Dressing Up Vegetables

    by Edward R. Blonz, Ph.D.

    Salads are a great way to up your veggie count, but don’t spoil them with the wrong dressing choice. While salad greens are very low in calories and fat-free, most dressings are not.

  • Faux Fruit

    Faux Fruit

    by Edward R. Blonz, Ph.D.

    Beware of fake fruit masquerading as real fruit in cereals and other foods. Fruit may be pictured enticingly on the package, but the fruit inside may be sugar-sweetened gobs of flour with flavoring, colorings and other additives.