Sina Teskey

Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Oncology

Sina loves everything about food and nutrition and keeps up with the world of ever changing food trends and fads. She also loves to cook and bake. She is married to her college sweetheart, Ryan, and is the proud mother of three children and a red labrador retriever. With the addition of her young children, she makes more meals from scratch and looks for healthy options in the store to speed up meal times.

Sina is always trying new recipes and modifying existing ones to make them healthier. Much of her inspiration for cooking comes from food blogs (favorites include Smitten Kitchen and How Sweet Eats), Pinterest, her friends and family who love to cook, and her favorite magazine, Cooking Light.

The kitchen is the most therapeutic place in my house.

Sina began studying nutrition in college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison because of her love for science classes, food and medicine. She spent her junior year abroad in Florence, Italy where she fell in love with Mediterranean food, wine and gardening. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics in 2006.

After graduation, Sina moved to the Twin Cities to complete her dietetic internship at the UMMC-Fairview. She has since worked at Regions Hospital, a level one trauma hospital, and The Emily Program, an eating disorder clinic. She recently moved back to the Milwaukee area.

Sina is also a certified specialist in oncology. She’s led cooking classes to groups of 10-180 people, presented nutrition segments on Twin Cities Live and has given live demonstrations on Minneapolis news stations. She has helped out with nutrition publications for HealthPartners, presented nutrition talks to nurses, doctors, dietitians and speech therapists, and works with students interested in becoming dietitians. In addition, she has represented organizations as their media spokesperson.

Everything in moderation.

Past Media Experience

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Twin Cities Live TV appearance Topics (2009-2014)

  • Yogurts: The types and nutrition to them
  • Expiration Dates: What do they Mean?
  • Low Calorie Drinks
  • Best and Worst Coffee Drinks
  • Unhealthy Restaurant Entrees
  • Cereal breakdown
  • Less Salt
  • Portion Sizes
  • Foods High in Fat that are Healthy For You
  • Healthy Halloween Candy
  • Smoothies
  • State Fair Foods
  • Low Calorie Version of your Favorite Drinks
  • Unhealthy Salads
  • Detox Diet-Panel
  • Healthy Cravings
  • How does Sugar Stack Up
  • Healthy Cafeteria Options
  • Healthy Cereals
  • Healthy Gas Station Choices
  • Taco Bell Drive Thru
  • Winter Fruits and Vegetables
  • Healthier Thanksgiving Dinner Options
  • Antioxidants
  • Dirty Dozen
  • 100 calories snacks
  • Salt
  • Sugar in Beverages
  • Nutrition for your Eyes

Milwaukee Public Television Next Avenue-Community Conversations

Minnesota School Nutrition Association Key Note Speaker for Conference 2014

  • Topic: Importance of Breakfast

HealthPartners YumPower Cooking Class Series

(*** total classes) – 90 minutes each

KSTP News Appearances

  • What to Pack in your Lunch Box
  • Eating Healthy on a Budget

HealthPartners Email Newsletters and HealthPartners Today Newsletter Topics (2009-2010)

  • Eating Healthy on the Road: Take your Healthy Eating Plan on the Road
  • Healthy 100 calorie snacks
  • Eating Healthy Around the Holidays
  • Antioxidant Rich foods
  • Healthy Snacking for kids
  • Detox diets
  • Fresh, Frozen or Canned
  • Curb your Cravings without the Calories

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