Jennifer Sygo Sports Nutrionist


An entertaining, informative, and provocative writer on a variety of topics related to nutrition, food, health, and disease prevention, Jennifer has served as the nutrition columnist for the National Post since 2007. Her column appears Tuesdays in the Health section of the National Post.

Jennifer has been a past contributor to Oxygen Magazine, and is now is regularly featured in Ricardo Magazine, Canada's one and only cooking magazine.

In 2012, Jennifer's first ebook"Unmasking Superfoods:  The Truth and Hype about Blueberries, Quinoa, Omega 3s and More", a compilation of her previous National Post columns, was published.  Building on its success, Jennifer spent the next two years expanding, revising, and repurposing the ebook into a full-length book.  "Unmasking Superfoods:  The Truth and Hype about Acai, Quinoa, Chia, Blueberries and More" was published by HarperCollins Canada in April, 2014, and earned best-seller status in Canada.  


Read a sample of Jennifer’s National Post columns:

"Low-carb diet hype belies the fact there is no cure-all, quick-fix regimen for everyone" (Sep. 9, 2014)

"Canada's proposed new nutrition labels arm us against added sugars, but will they go far enough on the sweet stuff?"  (Jul. 18, 2014)

"Butter vs. margarine:  Saturated fats and the case for going natural" (Mar. 8, 2013)

"Fasting and fitness:  Should I eat before I exercise?" (Feb. 7, 2013)

"Cutting through the coffee confusion (A few cups of joe may do some good)" (Mar. 27, 2012)

"Nutrition Bites:  In defense of hemp" (Mar. 16, 2012)

“Trapped in a fat cell: How pollutants may be exacerbating the obesity crisis” (Feb. 28, 2012).


To read more of Jennifer’s recent columns, visit her author page at the National Post .

Read feedback on Jennifer's National Post column here.


A sample of Jennifer’s Oxygen Magazine articles:

10 Easy Food-Swaps That Give You More Fat Burning Power

The Dangers of Under-eating: How to Spot and Correct Them

The Healthy Way to Lose Weight with Vitamin E

Marvelous Milk: a Fun Guide


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Hello Jennifer,
I found your article yesterday in the Post very interesting. I am a mother of 5 young children trying to lose the 30 lbs of pregnancy weight left behind. I actually clipped your suggestions for best breakfasts & best lunches. Your article is hanging on my fridge as a guide for me to eat better. ”

--National Post reader