This is a post that I have had saved up and planned for ages but haven’t ever gotten around to doing due to prioritising other things. Over the last year, I have noticed the activity of a lot of nutrition Facebook pages has dropped off significantly, which has dramatically narrowed this list down. My original notes had a list of almost 30 different pages, but when I went through today, I found that most of them either were not active anymore, or their engagement had dropped off a cliff.
A large part of this is due to the Facebook algorithm, combined with the fact that it is so much easier to grow a following on Instagram. This means a lot of people are focusing more time and energy on their Instagram accounts, leaving Facebook as an afterthought. I’m still a believer that good content will thrive on Facebook, and I think all the people on this list tick that box quite comfortably. None of these are listed in any particular order.
This page is the largest one in this list, with 1.1 million followers. They share all of their articles on there, and upload content on a very frequent basis. The best part about Healthline is that they pay their writers very well (which is extremely rare) in the attempt to create the best article available on the internet for whichever nutrition topic they are covering. All of their writers are university qualified and great at what they do. The only downside of this Facebook page is that they upload EVERY article they put out, and a lot of them won’t be in your direct area of interest.
Tim Crowe has always been one of my idols in the social media space for dietitians. He always puts out quality content and is well known for being current with the research and having an interesting perspective on recent studies. He has mastered the art of simplifying complex information, while keeping it interesting and relevant for people who already have a lot of nutrition knowledge.
Maeve Hanan is one of my more recent idols in the nutrition space, who has shown that it is worthwhile putting effort into a Facebook page if you are putting out good content, regardless of the algorithm. Her posts get great engagement in comparison to the number of followers/likes, due to how informative and well written they are. She provides a balanced view on things and recently had a very successful series on why “context matters” when talking about different aspects of nutrition.
This page deep-dives into specific nutrition topics/concepts at a level that is targeted so that it is informative for even the most educated dietitians. It is unique in that it covers a wide-range of areas, while going very in-depth in each post. You are guaranteed to learn a lot by following Clinical Dietetics.
Want a break for diet talk or a weight-centric approach? The Moderation Movement is one of the best HAES and non-diet approach pages out there. Zoe Nicholson and Jodie Arnot offer useful advice in a supportive manner. They also provide a lot of food for thought in terms of alternative ways we can think about food and diets.
Joe Leech covers a massive variety of nutrition topics and is another person who creates very comprehensive articles on specific topics, which he shares on this Facebook page. In addition to this, he occasionally posts hilarious nutrition memes that get great engagement.
Tara Leong has one of the best writing styles out of all of these pages and does an incredible job of encouraging people to focus on the simple aspects of nutrition. The majority of her posts are incredibly sharable and resonate with a lot of people. Her posts are likely saving a lot of people from spending time, money and effort on things that aren’t going to help them.
Joanna McMillan is more well known for her popularity in the media than the content she puts out on Facebook. Every now and then she shares great information on her page though and I think those occasions are worthwhile following along for.
Megan Rossi is THE go-to person for nutrition related to gut-health. She goes deep into the evidence and shares everything you need to know about gut-health. Her focus is clearly on Instagram and she shares the exact same posts on Facebook, but the quality is still high and her account has grown quickly. If you want to keep up with the latest information on gut-health, this is the account to follow.
I would be silly not to pitch my own Facebook page to finish this list off. If you value my thoughts or perspectives on nutrition, this is the place to go. I share things including blog posts from this website, nutrition memes, short nutrition tips, my takes on individual studies and occasionally I will do a longer form post where I either rant or go in-depth on an individual topic.
All of these accounts provide great content that either engages, entertains or educates on a consistent basis. While organic reach may have dropped off, these pages all still reach a lot of people and provide a lot of value to their audience.
Aidan has been exposed to the most recent and up-to-date evidence based approaches to dietetic intervention. Dating back to well before starting uni he has been fascinated by all things nutrition, particularly the effects of different dietary approaches on body composition and sports performance. Due to this passion, he has built up an extensive knowledge base in multiple areas of nutrition and is able to help clients with a variety of conditions. One of Aidan’s main strengths is his ability to adapt plans based on the clients desires. By having such a thorough understanding of optimal nutrition for different situations he is able to develop detailed meal plans for clients, or he can provide flexible guidance that can contribute to improving the clients overall quality of life.