As somebody who was naturally not well suited to creating good Instagram content, but saw value in it, I’ve spent quite a lot of time looking at other nutrition accounts and trying to learn from what they do well.
One of the benefits of this is that my feed has been largely dominated by nutrition accounts for multiple years, which I feel puts me in a decent position to create a list of people that I think would be worth following.
I’ve included 20 accounts in this list, but obviously there are a lot of other accounts out there that could deserve to be in this list. At a minimum though, I think most people could get a lot of value out of following some of these accounts.
The list below is in no particular order.
1) Savina Rego from @thesavvydietitian
Savina is a dietitian who specialises in diabetes and weight management. She posts great comparisons that take an in-depth look at different food products or meals. These can provide insights into easy swaps that you can make to either improve your nutrition or save money.
2) Dr Megan Rossi from @theguthealthdoctor
Megan is a dietitian who I would consider to be the go-to when it comes to anything gut-health related. She creates detailed posts on the ins and outs of all aspects of gut-health, while doing so in an easy to understand fashion. She also regularly posts about new research and her interpretation of what it could potentially mean.
3) Martin MacDonald from @martinnutrition
Martin is a nutritionist who has created Mac-Nutrition Uni, which is one route people can take to become qualified as a nutritionist. He specialises in nutrition for body composition but also covers a broad range of topics. He consistently posts useful knowledge in a humorous way to make evidence-based nutrition more entertaining.
4) Paula Norris from @movingdietitian
Paula is a dietitian who posts a lot of helpful comparisons and infographics. Her visuals are a great way to communicate concepts. I’ve even referred to some of her images when attempting to explain concepts to clients. She’s also the first person I saw discussing the concept of volume eating and showing this concept with simple visuals.
5) Alicia Edge from @compeat_nutrition
Alicia and the Compeat team are experts when it comes to sports nutrition, particularly endurance sports and team sports. Compeat post a lot of helpful content that can help athletes improve their performance. They also do regular live Q&A’s on specific topics, which can be a great opportunity to ask questions.
6) Alan Aragon from @thealanaragon
Alan was actually one of my original idols in the nutrition world, dating back to the bodybuilding.com days where he would be dropping in-depth knowledge on the forum that was featuring a lot of bro-science. His content is top quality when it comes to nutrition for improving body composition. His content is also well known for not being “Instagram friendly” since it often involves a bit of pinching and zooming, but a lot of the time, it is worth the effort.
7) Kiah Paetz from @theplantbased_dietitian
Kiah is one of the go-to dietitians when it comes to vegan nutrition. She has personal experience as a vegan, in combination with working with a lot of plant-based clients. She creates a lot of useful and relevant infographics and also does weekly Q&A’s on her stories which is a good opportunity for people to ask questions about vegan nutrition, or other aspects of nutrition.
8) Jono Steedman from @jonosteedman
Jono is a dietitian with an interest in strength training, particularly powerlifting and strongman, while also having experience with Crossfit. He posts product comparisons, nutrition memes, concise videos on specific topics and also discusses a lot of common nutrition myths. He does regular Q&A’s on his story as well.
9) Jacob McGinness from @theplantpotential
Jacob is a plant-based dietitian, similarly to Kiah, except with more of a sports nutrition emphasis, particularly in regards to strength training. He posts a lot of great information about how you can improve your performance and health through a plant-based diet. He also does this without any bias impacting his interpretation of the literature.
10) Taylor Ryan from @the_sportsdietitian
Taylor specialises in strength athletes and works with a lot of top-level Crossfit athletes. She posts a lot of content on how to fuel yourself appropriately for peak performance, in addition to some interesting insights into potential differences for females vs males from a nutrition and performance perspective.
11) Stefanie Valakas from @the_dietologist
Stefanie is the go-to dietitian for anything fertility or pregnancy-related. She posts about all aspects of nutrition that can be beneficial for fertility and pregnancy and has really created a niche for herself in that area. She also does regular Q&As on her stories that provide a lot of helpful answers to common nutrition questions in this area.
12) Maeve Hanan from @dieteticallyspeaking
Maeve is a dietitian and health writer who creates a lot of helpful infographics on specific nutrition topics. She covers a broad range of nutrition topics and creates content in a way that is simple to understand. Due to the range of topics she covers, she would also be a great person to reach out to with questions when you don’t know who else to ask.
13) Graeme Tomlinson from @thefitnesschef_
Graeme is a nutrition coach who posts great infographics that have an emphasis on calorie awareness. A lot of his content is based on how simple swaps can make large differences in the number of calories in a product or meal. While he promotes good quality, nutritious diets, he also aims to highlight how all foods can fit within the context of a good diet. His comparison posts demonstrate how a “good” vs “bad” way of thinking can be misleading when it comes to nutrition.
14) Dr Jorn Trommelen from @nutritiontactics
Jorn is an assistant professor with a PhD in muscle metabolism. He posts infographics based on studies and provides his interpretation of what they can mean. His graphics are some of the best in the business when it comes to providing a simple visual representation of the results of a study.
15) Layne Norton from @biolayne
Layne has a PhD in nutritional science and is a natural bodybuilder and powerlifter. He is dedicated to debating pseudoscience and rationally explaining the specific reasons why a certain approach could be more effective than other approaches that are preached. He creates a lot of good quality infographics, memes and videos that help explain different nutritional concepts in a simple way.
16) Ben Carpenter from @bdccarpenter
Ben Carpenter is another person in the fitness space who creates great infographics based on studies. If a major study comes out regarding nutrition and fitness, he is likely to either create an infographic or video on it, which makes it easier to stay up to date with the research. A lot of his other content involves busting myths in a humorous and informative way while keeping things simple and easy to understand.
17) Leanne Ward from @the_fitness_dietitian
Leanne is a dietitian who is very much an influencer when it comes to the nutrition space. Social media appears to come naturally to her and while at the time of writing she has 289k followers on Instagram and has been on the platform for years, she has also grown to 136k followers on TikTok in just a couple of months. Her content is targetted at the general public without a lot of nutrition knowledge and she specialises in gut-health, emotional eating and fat-loss in general.
18) Marika Day from @marikaday
Marika is a dietitian who specialises in IBS and digestive health, but she also touches on a broad range of nutrition topics. She posts nutrition tips, recipes and creates helpful infographics as well. In addition to her nutrition content, she also shares a lot of positive reminders about how it is okay to take the emphasis on trying to be “productive” and to focus on other aspects of life that likely will make you happier.
19) Holly Baxter Norton from @hollybaxter
Holly is a dietitian who is also a WBFF Pro who also competes regularly. She puts out similar content to her husband Layne, although there is a bit more of an emphasis on nutrition and training for females. She produces infographics and videos that are great for understanding certain nutrition topics. In addition to this type of content, she also creates macro-friendly recipes as well.
20) Shameless Plug for @aidan_the_dietitian
I would be missing a valuable opportunity if I didn’t also plug my Instagram account. I try to create infographics on certain nutrition topics as well as doing visual comparisons that can help add context around foods/meals. Alongside doing my own content, I often re-share content from other people that I think would be valuable while adding my own take on the image in the caption. I also do Q&A’s on my story every Saturday as well.
Aidan is a Brisbane based dietitian who 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 provide flexible guidance that can contribute to improving the clients overall quality of life. He offers services both in-person and online.