Who We Are

Eat This, Not That! is created with the intention to help you make the right food choice every time. We cover all aspects of nutrition, including healthy eating tips, cooking hacks, supermarket shopping guides, restaurant menu breakdowns, weight loss, food swaps, food trends, and the best and worst foods on the planet.

Our readers are looking to live healthier, better, longer lives, and we’re here to assist with the process. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be daunting when you have the tools you need to make smarter food decisions.

Whether you’re in a bustling city or a rural town, our advice meets you where you are. From eating healthier at chain restaurants to shopping the local grocery store with a keener eye, we can help you make better food choices every single day.

Our Commitment to Research, Expertise, Data, & Authority

When you’re looking to make a life-changing decision about your diet and overall health, we know you want the most trustworthy, accurate, and researched information as possible.

We enforce important sourcing guidelines to make sure what you’re reading on our site is accurate. When you read our content, you’ll see that we link to recognized news sites, academic journals, research institutions, and peer-reviewed studies.

We spend time doing our research, so you can live your healthiest life and feel confident that we’ve served you the best tips, advice, and recipes that Eat This, Not That! has to offer.

At Eat This, Not That!, we work to bring you the latest, greatest, and most current information in the food and wellness spaces. In addition to our staff of editors and writers, we also work with our advisor board, who provides us with their expert input. They’re doctors, nutrition experts, recipe creators, and more. From sharing the healthy foods you should be eating to the tricks of the cooking trade to the best weight-loss tips according to science, our advisors are at the top of their game and know what’s the latest news in their fields. We work with our advisory board regularly to ensure our content is always high quality.

Meet Our Editors

David Zinczenko

Founder and CEO

David Zinczenko is internationally recognized as the leading voice in health, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 25 books in 15 languages, with more than 10 million books in print. Dave created the Eat This, Not That! series and the Zero Belly Diet franchise, as well as The Abs Diet series and the 8-Hour Diet. He is a Health and Wellness Correspondent for the Today Show, and has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, 20/20, The Rachael Ray Show, and the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

MaryAnn Bodansky

Site Director

MaryAnn graduated from the UNC School of Media and Journalism with a degree in editorial and a minor in 18th-century British literature. Before coming to Galvanized, she served as the deputy editor at BestProducts.com, the e-commerce site for Hearst. Prior to that, she used her editorial and analytical skills as the social media manager for Health.com, where she grew the site’s social media imprint by millions of followers and increased engagement across the board. She’s also worked as an editor for the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, where she learned more about the ins and outs of everyday items than she ever thought possible. MaryAnn is passionate about the health and wellness space, and when she’s not overseeing Eat This, Not That!, she loves baking, working out, and figuring out every single way to meal prep using only Mason jars.

Email: mbodansky [at] galvanized [dot] com

Olivia Tarantino

Senior Editor

Before assuming her role as the resident science nerd and nutrition expert at Galvanized, Olivia dabbled in Molecular Genetics research, worked in the restaurant industry, and was a managing editor and food columnist for her college’s newspaper. After graduating pre-med with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Amherst College, where she was captain of the Women’s Varsity Track & Field team, Olivia turned her passion for food, health, and wellness to the nutrition industry instead of learning how to use a stethoscope in med school.

Email: otarantino [at] galvanized [dot] com

Jen Maldonado

Senior Editor

Before taking her hobby of basically following every food and wellness-based account on Instagram and turning it into her every day at Eat This, Not That!, Jennifer was fully immersed in the celebrity world. She served as the Senior Web Editor for J-14 Magazine and then was the Managing Features Editor for Life & Style, InTouch, and Closer Weekly. She can most likely be found dabbling into some true investigative journalism, trying to uncover where the best French fries are in all of New York City.

Email: jmaldonado [at] galvanized [dot] com

Meghan DeMaria

Senior Editor

Meghan is a writer and editor originally from North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in English and classics. Before turning her passion for fast food and chain restaurants into a career as ETNT’s senior editor of food content, Meghan was an entertainment writer for Bustle and Refinery29. Meghan is passionate about intuitive eating and Health at Every Size and is an advocate for body acceptance in health and wellness fields. When she isn’t working, she’s probably looking for Southern food in New York City or just enjoying the latest and greatest Taco Bell innovation.

Email: mdemaria [at] galvanized [dot] com

Kiersten Hickman

Senior Editor

Cooking for yourself shouldn’t be so complicated, or at least that’s the motto that Kiersten Hickman lives by. After graduating with a master’s in journalism at DePaul University, with a concentration in online media and graphic design, she has merged her passions for cooking and journalism together and made a career out of it. Before serving as a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, Kiersten worked as a social media editor at Reader’s Digest and previously published content on Taste of Home, The Family Handyman, and Bustle. Her life goal is to make others feel comfortable with cooking healthy meals for themselves through her writing on Eat This, Not That!, her blog, and over on Instagram.

Email: khickman [at] galvanized [dot] com

Cheyenne Buckingham

News Editor

Cheyenne is a health foodie and long-distance runner from Columbus, Ohio. She attended the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where she specialized in applied nutrition and received a certificate in diabetes education. Prior to becoming the News Editor at Eat This, Not That!, Cheyenne wrote feature-length profiles on proprietors of local restaurants and food trucks, as well as sustainable food movements in Ohio, for Edible Columbus magazine, and student-produced, regional magazines Backdrop and Southeast Ohio. More recently, Cheyenne was a data journalist and feature writer for 24/7 Wall St., where she analyzed and reported on financial, health, and lifestyle trends. Cheyenne has also contributed health and wellness-related articles to Reader’s Digest. She is also a former intern and freelancer at Eat This, Not That!

Email: cbuckingham [at] galvanized [dot] com

Ann Marie Langrehr

Assistant Editor

Before joining the Eat This, Not That! team, Ann Marie received her degree in mass communication with a minor in creative writing from Winthrop University. While there, she served as editor-in-chief of the campus’ Her Campus branch. She started as an intern for Eat This, Not That! upon graduating, and was brought on full-time as an editorial assistant. In addition to writing and helping with various aspects of running a digital site, she also runs the social accounts for the brand.

Email: amlangrehr [at] galvanized [dot] com