Jennifer Edwards

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Title: Content update editor
Education: University of North Florida
Expertise: Exercise, nutrition, wellness, weight management, lifestyle
  • Associated Press Award-winning journalist and editor
  • ISSA-certified personal trainer and certified health coach
  • Specializes in making complex health information accessible and actionable


Jennifer M. Edwards is a journalist and author and the recipient of several national, regional, and state writing and editing awards from the Associated Press, The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), and The New York Publishers Association.

She is a certified personal trainer and spent several years as the lifestyle editor for several daily newspapers in Texas, New York, and Florida. She assigned, wrote, and edited many articles on health, wellness, healthy lifestyles, exercise, and nutrition.

Her work has appeared in many regional magazines and dozens of the nation's largest newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; The Houston Chronicle; The Fort Worth Star-Telegram; The Florida Times-Union; The Orange County Register, and the Palm Beach Post as well as the International Herald Tribune, the international version of the New York Times.

Jennifer has also been a contributor to Healthline's clinical team since 2019.

I'm passionate about helping others to live long and live well.


Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in journalism and graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Florida. She has completed post-baccalaureate work at the University of Florida and graduate work in world history at the University of Texas, Permian Basin branch.

She is an ISSA-certified personal trainer and health coach and has taken ISSA nutritionist course and exam.

About Health

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