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Jinan Banna

Jinan Banna, PhD, RD is a registered dietitian and professor of nutrition at the University of Hawaii. Her research focuses on obesity prevention. Through her nutrition consulting business, she helps working women lose weight to gain confidence and energy and enjoy food without dieting. She offers free information on weight loss and plant-based eating on her blog, as well as nutrition coaching via telehealth across the US. She also gives workshops on topics such as plant-based eating, eating well at restaurants, and label reading. She works with schools, corporate wellness companies, and fitness centers to provide nutrition information in different formats. She is regularly featured on outlets such as,,, and, and gives presentations through organizations such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Recently, she received a Mid-Career Award from the Nutrition Education and Behavioral Science Research Interest Section of the American Society for Nutrition.

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