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A Wealth of Dairy Free Article Ideas

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Go Dairy Free is the top dairy-free online magazine for non-dairy recipes, news, reviews and more for the dairy-free diet. Over 3.5 million visitors per year!

Source: Go Dairy Free: The #1 Dairy Free Resource for recipes, reviews and news

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Diet Explainer Articles Needed

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The main NutriScape.NET site will have a category for discussing the pros and cons of each of these diets.  Yes, we preach against “diets” the verb, but we need to offer a non-judgemental look at each “diet” [noun] strategy and help readers understand the basics.

People need support for implementation, so each article might look for ways incorporate the value of working with a dietitian where appropriate.  As always, you can link to your own website.  The sidebar on the published article will link to NutriScape’s Telenutrition site to get services.

Vegetarian Diet
Pescetarian Diet
Mediterranian Diet
Vegan Diet
Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Diet
Flexitarian Diet
Meatless Mondays
Ketogenic Diet
Atkins Diet
Pritikin Diet, Ornish Diet
ADHD diet
Autism Diet
Low-Fat Diet
Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Gluten Free Diet
Wheat Free Diet
Dairy Free Diet
Soy Free Diet
Wheat Free Diet
Insulin Resistence Diet
Glycemic Index Diet
Pre-Conception Diet
Thyroid Diet
Weight Watchers Diet
GAPS Diet (Gut and Psychology)
Whole 30 Diet
AIP Diet (Autoimmune Paleo)
Raw Food Diet
Paleo Diet
5:2 Fast Diet
Acid-Alkaline Diet
Optavia/Medifast, HMR Diet
Slimfast Diet
Macrobiotic Diet
South Beach Diet
Zone Diet
Engine 2 Diet
Nutritarian Diet
Fertility Diet
Jenny Craig, NutriSystem Diet,
Noom Diet
Nordic Diet
Mayo Clinic Diet
TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) Diet
Volumetrics Diet

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How Much Weight Loss Can You Achieve In Three Months?

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We came across this topic some time back and thought it would be good inspiration for a NutriScape.NET article written from the dietitian’s point of view. Here are some quick snippets you can follow.

How much weight you can safely lose in three months depends on a variety of factors including diet, physical exercise, sleep, and hormones, among other things.

Source: How Much Weight Loss Can You Achieve In Three Months?

Your writing adds immense value to The NutriScape Project’s educational mission and places our writers as experts in the field. It can deliver you attention from your perfect clients so that they can connect—that’s what it’s all about. But first, let’s make sure this article is going to get the attention it deserves.

When Google Likes Your Article, Clients Find You

We want to make it easy to write great articles that get awesome levels of traffic.  That requires SEO.  SEO is the art and science of getting found on Google. It is a highly technical topic that most dietitians prefer not to tackle. And SEO is best done before any writing even takes place. 

Our specialist dietitian has already done much of the SEO work for you–researching and testing out the best keywords and heading structure to include to make your article show up in internet searches.


Coming up with the best keywords is tricky. Many of the keywords we would normally think of having either too much competition or too little search traffic. You will want to use the keyword/keyphrase in the first paragraph of your article and several more times.

According to our research, these are the best keyword(s) or keyphrase(s) to include in your article:

  • maximum weight loss in 3 months
  • how much weight can you lose in a month?
  • weight loss

Suggested Headings

Readers love easy reading! Google looks for readability and scanability, so headings are important. Headings make your article easy to scan and can also break up long blocks of text that tend to overwhelm your readers.

During the keyword research process, these heading ideas came up in the top-rated articles and searches. If these headings fit the topic you are writing about and the article you want to write, they would probably help the article rank well in Google searches. They are only suggestions, so if they don’t fit what you are writing, you will want to create something better. Here are the headings our SEO dietitian suggested for this article:

  • How Much Weight Can You Lose in 3 Months?
  • Weight-Loss and Maintenance Strategies
  • How Much Weight Can You Lose in a Month?
  • Here’s How Much Weight You Can Realistically Lose In 3 Months

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Nutrition Writing and Publishing Process

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Project Mission

Our mission in the NutriScape project is to provide a single, comprehensive web resource that RDNs can use to find professional information, connect with readers who need us, and promote our profession.


Nutrition can be controversial.  Trust is the key. Admittedly, the peer-review process takes a bit of extra effort and time.  But it’s well worth it to all of us to assure the degree of quality and trust required to become the site where dietitians and medical providers send their clients for nutrition guidance.  When dietitians and clients connect, we all achieve our mission.

Steps in the Peer-Review Process

Nutriscape publishing process
  1. Read the Article Review Form document, which outlines our guidelines for voice and tone.
  2. Choose your topic.  Writers.NutriScape.NET has details and hundreds of ideas for great articles you could write. 
  3. Write and submit your draft article to submit-article@nutriscape.net.
  4. Your article will be published on Peer-Review.NutriScape.NET.  Supportive colleagues will provide specific feedback according to the article review form guidelines. This is a privately moderated process assuring the most supportive, balanced, and wide ranging feedback possible from fellow dietitians.
  5. Once an article has received at least 10 reviews, you’ll get an e-mail inviting you to review these suggestions and then submit a final draft for final review prior to publication on the site. The final draft will generally need to receive at least 80% approval from supportive RDN reviewers

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How to Use the Writing Prompt Link Ideas

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Sharing Our Perspective While Maintaining Ethical Standards

NutriScape writers offer OUR perspective: Most of the general media articles linked to from this staging site are written to entertain. As RD/RDNs, Our writing objectives are to educate and motivate our readers to better food choices that will positively impact their health. It is important to our clients and NutriScape readers that we cover the food and nutrition topics being discussed in the media.

Write an Original Article or Offer A Short Introductory Piece to Link to the Original Work

Ethical Standards for Original Articles: The links on this staging site will connect writers with great inspiration for an article topic. The first step in NutriScape’s article acceptance process is to make sure that submitted content is truly original. Writers must take care while writing original content inspired by another writer’s hard work. No RD/RDN needs to be told that it would be wrong to closely transcribe the ideas and/or style from the article linked on this site– but we felt it important to clearly state that this is not what is being proposed.

Linking to Awesome Content Offsite: Mixed in with the many links on this site to fluff pieces, there are links to sites with content and resources that are unmatched and needed by our readers and clients. In these cases, what is needed is a short (or long) introduction to provide our readers with context so that they can understand the usefulness of the page or site that your summary is linking to.

Planning And Writing Your Article

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Submit an Article to NutriScape.NET

Why Write?

What better way to attract clients than to write a great niche article. NutriScape can’t offer financial compensation, but writing has other benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked:

  • You will be able to link to products/services you offer on NutriScape.NET. Placing links in your biography will drive traffic to:
    • Your Telehealth scheduling page.
      • Earn 50% of total revenue on downloadable handouts and e-books.
      • Earn 50% of total revenue on Teachable Courses.
    • Your NutriScape.NET hosted website (Coming Soon) or existing blog.
  • Your article Will.Get.Read. When you write for NutriScape.NET, your voice will not be drowned out in the ocean of other blogs on the topic.
  • NutriScape.NET is exclusively written and peer-reviewed by dietitians, so our entire profession will be using the site and sending their patients and clients. Not just casual readers, but the exact people your knowledge can make the difference for–isn’t that why we all became dietitians?.
  • You can add a line to your resume, highlighting your published writing accomplishments.
  • You’ll be able to write what you’re passionate about–maybe it will turn into something more–a book, a course, a job offer? So go ahead –boost your brand!

Our Style

NutriScape.NET seeks to provide consumers, dietitians, and medical providers with a central source for science based, practical and easy to understand perspectives on nutrition.  To this end, we avoid the blog style of writing that is designed more to entertain than to educate.  That said, we try just as hard to avoid the academic style of term papers as well.

Variety, Controversy and Nutrition Quackery

NutriScape seeks to project a highly professional image for dietitians.  This will best be served by embracing a wide variety of nutritional approaches and discussing the research available on new approaches to nutritional concerns while avoiding excessive controversy.

When writing about non-credible nutritional approaches and quackery, we seek to project a super-respectful tone while exposing legitimate concerns.

We want to promote you!  We’d like you to include a short biography at the end of the article.  This may link to your own blog or social media site.

Planning Your Article

When planning your article, keep in mind that the ideal article length is between 350 and 600 words.


When writing for the web, it is important to make your article easy to scan through. This can be accomplished by outlining the heading structure for your article in advance. A great tool for brainstorming, organizing, and outlining is MindMeister. The free account allows you to keep and share up to 3 mind maps at no cost and it is very easy to learn and use.

Voice and Tone

Print out a copy of our general guidelines for Voice & Tone to follow along as you write your thoughts.

Reserve Your Article Idea

Choose a topic you want to write about.  If you are getting your inspiration from one of the links on the staging site, sign in and add a comment at the bottom of the post to let everyone know you are working on an article on that topic.

  • Include a basic outline of your article.
  • Include your audience-RDN vs. Consumers.


Remember, this is just a first draft. Perfectionism is the enemy of productivity. Feel free to allow our peer review process to help you find the perfect wording you are striving for. Send your article to submit-article@nutriscape.net.

Our Peer-Support and Review Process

Your article will be featured on our review site at Peer-Review.NutriScape.NET where other dietitians can offer their applause and thoughts for polishing your work so that it can shine to its finest potential.

  • Peer suggestions based on your first draft will be gathered through our closed comment moderation system and will be passed on to you for use in your final draft.
  • Articles receiving 80% peer approval based on 10 reviews will be published!

Publish Your Writing on NutriScape!

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The NutriScape Sites

NutriScape.NET welcomes the opportunity to publish articles written by RDN contributors. Our network is divided into subdomains that serve different user groups:

  • NutriScape.NET is a general consumer interest site designed to help our patients and clients.
  • RDNutriScape.NET is our professional interest site.
  • (Coming Soon) TeleNutrition is our platform for connecting dietitians with clients online.
  • (Coming Soon) LifestyleMedicineCourses is the NutriScape site devoted to online courses and webinars
  • (Coming Soon) Dietitian’sToolbox is a site for finding tools, illustrations, and resources quickly when you are in the process of counseling a client.
  • (Coming Soon) FutureRD is oriented towards dietetic student interests and concerns.
  • NutriBlog is a staging area for ideas for articles for any of these sites.

Our posts offer inspiration and resources for your nutrition articles

Think of the existing posts on the writers’ site as richly sourced writing prompts that allow you to quickly tap into inspiration from what has been written before–usually from a nutrition as entertainment perspective and put it together with our perspective on what our clients need to know.  NutriScape.NET seeks to promote dietitians as the most credible source of nutrition knowledge–a central site where dietitians can quickly send their clients to know that they will get credible information without hype or fluff.  Your byline will promote that RD/RDN credential and highlight our professional perspective.

ReWriting Articles

Many of Writers’ site posts link to article topics that could benefit from a complete rewrite from a new perspective or for a new audience.  When rewriting an article in this way, some topics may call for extensive quotes to be included from the original content with links back to that content.  Our articles should be an organic common-sense blend of our original ideas with connections to all the best the web has to offer.

Writing Article Introductions

On the other hand, in some cases, the Writers’ site post links to another site’s article that is awesome in its own right and where all that is needed is a nice introduction and commentary is needed to point out the value of the offsite author’s original content so that NutriScape.NET can publish a link to the original article.

Promote Your  Brand on the Network

Your name will appear in the byline at the top of your article. Write an awesome article so that you can send in an e-mail link to your client or colleague whenever that topic comes up again! There is also an opportunity to promote your business, book, or website in your biography line at the end of your article.  Your article will end with a bio that might look something like this:

Author Biography

Review Criteria

We accept articles from RDs and Student RDs.  There are countless nutrition bloggers writing articles that have a primary purpose to entertain–and there certainly is nothing wrong with that.  However, our site mission seeks to present a more authoritative and highly credible feel that will distinguish it from other sites while remaining down to earth and relatable.  A tricky balance to achieve and we are so excited to read your uploaded articles.