About Molly // Molly’s Story
For more than two decades, registered dietitian Molly Kimball’s approachable wellness philosophy has influenced the lives of thousands of people around the world through her work with clients, Ochsner Eat Fit and Alcohol Free For 40.
Molly also educates and inspires through a variety of media and communications platforms. Her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, InStyle, Shape, Runner’s World, Cosmopolitan, Thrillist and CNN.com.
As a nutrition journalist, Molly covers all things related to wellness and nutrition. She has been the nutrition expert for New Orleans’ ABC affiliate WGNO since 2009, hosting “Fueled Wellness + Nutrition with Molly,” a weekly TV segment on Good Morning New Orleans. She also hosts a weekly podcast of the same name, “FUELED Wellness + Nutrition with Molly.”
Molly has authored two books: “The Eat Fit Cookbook, a Collection of Chef-Inspired Recipes for the Home” (2019) and “CRAFT: The Eat Fit Guide to Zero Proof Cocktails” (October 2022). She served as nutrition columnist for The Times-Picayune from 2009-2019.
A beacon of authenticity, Molly Kimball brings a relatable sensibility and boundless optimism as she skillfully navigates the latest wellness research and trends. Her interviews with experts and innovators feel less like science class and more like you just caught up with your best friends.
Warm and compassionate while also inquisitive and self-deprecating, Molly is unguarded and unfiltered as she shares insights, inspiration and guidance with her audiences.
TV: FUELED Wellness + Nutrition on WGNO
Podcast: FUELED Wellness + Nutrition [same as wgno branding]
Cumulus radio [this is a weekly :60 segment, Ochsner Eat Fit Minute]
To Your Health Blog by Ochsner Health
Press Contact Info
Social Media Links
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mollykimballrd/?hl=en
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mollykimballrd/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/mollykimballrd
Ochsner Eat Fit
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/eatfitnola/?hl=en
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/eatfitnola/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ochsnereatfit
Molly has authored two books. “The Eat Fit Cookbook” (2019) is a compilation of more than 125 recipes from 40 Eat Fit partners, along with wellness tips and stories from our beloved chefs, proving that nutritious truly can be delicious. “CRAFT: The Eat Fit Guide to Zero Proof Cocktails” (October 2022) brings the party to drinks without the booze – or the sugar. Find retailers near you or order online at www.EatFitCookbook.com or wherever books are sold.
Champion of Louisiana – Louisiana Loyal by LWCC | 2021
Health Care Heroes Award – New Orleans City Business | 2020
Women of Substance Award – New Orleans Bridge House and Grace House | 2017
Fit NOLA Activist Award – City of New Orleans Health Commissioner | 2014
Speaker of the Year – International Special Events Society | 2013
Young Dietitian of the Year – Louisiana Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics | 2010
Top 50 Women of the Year – New Orleans City Business | 2007
Great Day Louisiana (WWLTV.com)
WGNO – Good Morning New Orleans
The Tennessean (Nashville, TN)
Louisiana Eats with Poppy Tooker
Nola.com (Wellness-Centered Gift Giving Guide)
Dine, Wine & Spirits interview, with Tim McNally
Suggested Interview Questions
People often drink to unwind or relax – but the reality is that alcohol can actually increase our anxiety levels?
It’s no secret that having a drink or two can make it easier to fall asleep – but we’re now realizing that alcohol can actually interfere with our quality of sleep?
What are some of the surprising benefits of going alcohol free?
If vanity is a motivator – what are some of the benefits in appearance that people can expect by going alcohol-free?
Share a bit about the Alcohol Free For 40 Challenge, and the inspiration for Craft ?
How do we create beautiful, festive zero proof cocktails with the flavors and complexity of traditional craft cocktails?
The science of alcohol on our mind, body and spirit
Why we’re lobbying to retire the term ‘mocktail’
Trend of zero proof bars and shops (eg Boisson, also local bars)
How to handle questions and pressure from well-meaning (and still-drinking) friends
What makes a drink Eat Fit – as well as Zero Proof?
Plant-based sweeteners – as simple syrups
Toolkit for Eat Fit, Zero Proof Cocktails – ingredients to keep on hand
Vanity impact – timeline of benefits to expect:
Within Days: Improved energy, better quality of sleep, clearer eyes and improved appearance of under-eye circles.
Within One Week: Reduced fluid retention, brighter skin, improved clarity and focus.
Within One Month: Positive changes to your weight and healthier hair, nails and digestion.
Science-Backed Benefits | Annual Alcohol Free For 40 Challenge + Data: Since 2016, our Eat Fit team has hosted an annual Alcohol Free For 40 challenge, where we encourage participants to do their own self-experiment to fully experience the impact of going alcohol-free for 40 days, including a series of labs + physical metrics pre- and post-challenge. To make it easier for people, our team hosts these metrics onsite at multiple locations, with 600-700 coming through in person. The 3-year compilation of AFF40 before-and-after data is impressive; it’s currently under review for publication in peer-reviewed journal – the paper can be found in this preview portal while still under review.
average loss of 4 pounds of body fat
13-point reduction in cholesterol
28-point drop in triglycerides
8-point improvement in systolic blood pressure