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Jenna Bell, PhD, RD

Jenna Bell, PhD, RD
Jenna A. Bell, Ph.D, RD, Senior Vice President, Director of Food & Wellness, is a Registered Dietitian with a doctorate in Health & Human Performance specializing in food and nutrition communications. At Pollock, she provides input and oversight for all nutrition messaging and health & wellness consumer, healthcare and influencer programs. In behalf of clients, she analyzes research, develops scientific affairs position statements, and writes letters for submission to government regulatory organizations. Jenna is a national leader with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. She is a contributing editor and blogger for Today's Dietitian, co-author of two consumer books and several textbook chapters, international presenter, and peer influencer.
Healthy carbs on a wooden background

Can You Have Your Carbs and Eat Healthy, Too?

The glycemic index (GI) is a value based on how fast or how slow a food increases blood sugar. A food that has a low GI can be considered a slow carb, while a high GI is a fast carb.