Anjali Prasertong

Anjali Prasertong is a writer and public health dietitian focused on food systems, racial equity, and nutrition. She led an innovative city-funded corner store program in New Orleans that increased fresh food access in low-income neighborhoods, and worked with food entrepreneurs in the city looking to operationalize racial equity in their businesses. She was previously a contributing editor for The Kitchn, and currently writes the reader-supported newsletter Antiracist Dietitian ( She lives in Denver with her husband and two kids.
A Simple Hack to Make a BILLY Bookcase More Useful in a Kids’ Room
It costs $12 and it made a big difference.
Apr 19, 2023
The Best Kids’ Binoculars You Can Buy for $20
From someone who knows a thing or two about wildlife-spotting.
Apr 18, 2023
Your Old Digital Camera Sitting In a Drawer Could Be Your Kid's New Favorite Toy
Or, why mid-2000s tech makes the best kids’ toys.
Apr 11, 2023
School Lunch Isn’t Free Anymore — Here Are 10 Ways to Plan for A Year of Sending Lunch to School
How did we get here? What can we do to push for change? And how should we plan for a year of packing school lunches again?
Aug 30, 2022
I’m a Dietitian and My Kid Has Eaten the Same Lunch for 3 Years — Here’s Why That’s OK
Nutrition is about more than a single meal.
Aug 24, 2022
Want Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables? Try Giving Them a Catchy New Name
Having a hard time getting your kids to eat vegetables? Hiding themThe first study compared the vegetable eating habits of elementary school students at five ethnically and economically diverse schools, where carrots were offered three ways: unnamed, named as a “Food of the Day” or named “X-Ray Vision Carrots.” When presented with a fun name, kids ate 66% of the carrots, compared to just 32-35% of the other carrots.
Jul 2, 2021