Targeted nutrition and lifestyle advice for midlife women

Welcome to Midlife Strong. I’m so glad you’re here!

You already understand that health is wealth. Yet you probably have encountered confusing and conflicting advice. Allow me to guide you on this journey and simply it all for you.    

All subscribers get:    

  • the latest in-depth, research-based information to keep yourself healthy now and for the rest of your life. 

  • advice specifically targeted to midlife women, so you don’t have to sift through the noise on the internet wondering if it's right for you.

  • updates on the latest news and studies (and what they mean)

  • guest experts and product and book recommendations.

  • Maryann’s Midlife Women’s Biomarker Guide, an eBook that helps women understand and track common labs taken at the doctor’s office.

Paid subscribers get:

  • the option of supporting my work through pledges

  • coming in 2024, reader challenges, aimed to help you put research into practice.

    Maryann Jacobsen in a garden

Why me?

I’m a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition. I have extensive experience with developmental stages, researching health topics, and writing. And I’m right there with you in the midlife stage, searching for answers.

I’ve written for, The New York Times, Huffington Post, WebMD, MindBodyGreen, She Knows and have appeared on Good Morning America.

I have a reputation for delving deep into research and uncovering innovative and original insights.

My goal is for you (and every woman) to have foundational knowledge about your unique needs at midlife, empowering you to make informed health decisions. I'm working on a book that will include my five years of research and targeted advice so stay tuned. 

More about the Midlife Strong Newsletter

  • Every Monday you’ll get my newsletter to start off your week.

  • Once a month, I’ll roundup the latest midlife news, important new studies, a relevant book or product, and provide general updates.

More about me

I’ve spent the last 15 years researching and writing about developmental stages and how they relate to nutrition and lifestyle. For 10 of those years, I focused on child and adolescent nutrition, authored six books, and hosted the Healthy Family Podcast.

For the past 5 years, I have been exclusively focused on midlife and I continue to do so. I also give talks, spreading the word about optimizing nutrition and health at midlife. An area that, in my opinion, lacks representation and research.

I hope you’ll stick around!

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Targeted nutrition and lifestyle advice for midlife women.


A registered dietitian specializing in women's midlife health.