Welcome to the About page! Summer Yule Nutrition is a free information and recipe resource for adults aged 30 or older who are looking to lose 20-50 pounds or more. Each recipe was carefully created and tested by Summer Yule, MS, RDN, a registered dietitian and cancer survivor who has sustained a 70-pound weight loss for many years.

Summer has a thorough understanding of how to tweak recipes to best support long-term wellness and healthy weight management. (And if you’re just a foodie who is here for the recipes rather than nutrition information, that is great too!)

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All recipes on this site contain no added sugars, no refined grains, and minimal ultra-processed foods. These dietary components are highly prevalent in today’s society but often do not contribute positively to wellness.

Healthy people may enjoy foods with added sugar and refined grains occasionally (if they wish). It can be difficult to avoid these ingredients even when trying, so there is no need to include them here.

If you are new to this website, here are some posts that you don’t want to miss:

Enjoy your time here. If you have any questions or comments about the site, please reach out on the contact page. I look forward to hearing from you!

Who is Summer Yule?

Summer Yule, MS, RDN, is a freelance writer and nutrition communications specialist. Her areas of expertise include weight management, recipe development, general nutrition, special diets, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

Yule holds a Master of Science in health promotion from the University of Connecticut as well as a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from Cornell University. She has been a contributor to many well-known publications, for example, Woman’s Day, Prevention, Livestrong, INSIDER, Parade, and Healthline.

Summer is available for recipe development and freelance writing opportunities. Learn more about working with her on her services page.

About page: Photo of Summer Yule, MS, RDN with her poster on nutrient deficiencies secondary to avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder in autism

Summer’s research on ARFID received national recognition in 2018 and she presented posters at multiple conferences. These include the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) as well as the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference (AUCD).

Read the abstract in the September 2018 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics here. All participant handouts are available at this link. (Additionally, a larger-print version is available.)  

Why the focus on nutrition?
Photo collage of Summer Yule, MS, RDN in 2011 on the left when overweight and in 2016 on the right at a healthy weight

Summer battled breast cancer at a young age and made shifts towards a healthier lifestyle, resulting in a 70-pound weight loss. This renewed commitment to health led her to later pursue a graduate degree in dietetics and health promotion.

Learn more of her backstory in this Hartford Courant article from 2016. (Apologies to international visitors, we have received reports that you may not be able to access the article.)

You can find Summer’s student ePortfolio, which includes her research and major projects, at http://summeryule.wixsite.com/home. (It is an insightful look at personal growth as a dietitian.)

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