Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Day 12

anti-inflammatory diet

Join Chicago-area pediatric dietitian Betsy Hjelmgren and her husband, David, as they venture on their own nutrition journey this August. Their vlog contains all the laughs, fun banter and tips you would expect from a great couple attempting a restrictive diet rollercoaster. Tune in as Betsy learns to truly appreciate the difficulties clients and families face when embarking on a new diet with nothing but a few handouts and some encouragement from others!

Several people have asked for clarification – why are we doing this diet? How is this different from the keto, low carb, or paleo diet? Is this a good idea for me? In reflecting today during the Feed to Succeed monthly staff meeting, Betsy took a few minutes to dive deeper into the reasons she and David are trying an anti-inflammatory diet, and it’s not about the weight loss. If you’re curious, you’ll enjoy this more serious discussion tonight. Thanks for all who are tuning in and sending support and comments! We appreciate the love. 🙂


  • Coffee, half-and-half
  • Gluten, flour, sugar- free pumpkin muffin
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Cottage cheese
  • Strawberries and blueberries


  • Salad with blue cheese, walnuts, green apple, chicken breast


  • Chicken (shredded) tacos with black beans, cheddar cheese, salad greens, tomatoes, salsa, corn tortillas
  • Watermelon
  • Red wine


  • Nectarine
  • Mixed nuts
  • Cheddar cheese


Betsy – 2,137 calories, 117g protein

Send your anti-inflammatory diet or any pediatric nutrition questions or comments our way! Let’s chat!