Cool Food Panel of Influencers

NFRA's 2017 Cool Food Panelists are foodies, chefs, nutritionists and recipe developer that love sharing their stories and most importantly their recipes! NFRA has compiled this panel of individuals to create appetizing recipes using delicious products and to share the story of frozen and refrigerated foods with consumers through their blogs and social media channels. Find out more about each panelist!

Kristina LaRue RD, CSSD, LDN, CLT of Love & Zest
Kristina is a consultant sports RD to the Orlando Magic and the University of Central Florida for Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting. She specializes in sports nutrition, weight management, food sensitivities and intolerances, and eating disorders. Kristina appears regularly as a nutrition expert on Fox 35 Orlando. 
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Chef Billy Parisi of Billy Parisi
Hello, I’m Billy Parisi, but to some I’m known as “Chef Billy Parisi.” I do a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but for the most part I’m a Food & Content Creator, Sometimes TV Host, Digital and Social Strategist, Influencer, Picture Taker, Coffee Drinker, Daddy, Husband, College Sports Enthusiast, Fashionisto, Film & Music Lover!
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Silvia Martinez of Mama Latina Tips
Silvia, a wife and mom of two, is one of a unique and small group of bilingual mom bloggers in the U.S.! She founded MamaLatinaTips.com in April 2009 and is partner and editor-in-chief of DisneylandiaAlDia.com.
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Angie McGowan of Eclectic Everyday
Angie is a mom of two and her personal food blog is where she shares the recipes from her kitchen. She hasn’t had any formal training in food, and is a stay-at-home mom who loves to cook for her family. She creates recipes that are fun and easy with ingredients that are easy to find. She creates lots of recipes for various brands such as Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Jimmy Dean, Yoplait and more. 
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Dawn Lopez of Cutefetti
Dawn is a shortcut-chasing mom and wife. She enjoys sharing cute & clever ideas for families on her blog Cutefetti. Among easy-to-prepare recipes, simple shortcuts & adorable projects she draws readers in using her own creative authentic stories. Her goal is to paint a picture of how readers can re-create these ideas for themselves right at home and walk away with something valuable.
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Ashley Cote of Spoonful of Flavor
Ashley is a food and travel writer, recipe developer and photographer. She is always up for a new adventure, loves developing new recipes and craves unique food and wine.
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Natalie Lesnefsky of At Home With Natalie
I’m Natalie. A wife, mom of four and Author of AtHomeWithNatalie.com. I love motherhood, being creative + making our house a home. I love to celebrate life and throw parties. We are embracing our life with a full house and choosing joyful, creative and family centered living.

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Justine Sulia of Cooking and Beer  *New in 2017!*
Justine moved from New Jersey to central Colorado and now explores the world of food (and craft beer!) a little better. She shares her favorite ideas and recipes on her blog and loves to explore the exciting and new ingredients in her area, as well as food and beer pairings.
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Bobbi Burleson of Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen  *New in 2017!*
Bobbi is a mom of two and grandmother to one who lives with her boyfriend and two furbabies. She is a cancer survivor who loves sharing her journey to change the way she ate and to show that “cooking simple delicious food is easy.” Bobbi shares not only recipes, but a little about herself, her experiences and her crazy family on her blog which began in 2011.
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Christina Lane of Dessert for Two  *New in 2017!*
Christina’s blog is centered around creating smaller portions and meals for two, since a lot of recipes (especially dessert!) called for lots of servings that aren’t always necessary. Born and raised in Texas, Christina has written two books including Dessert for Two: Small Batch Cookies, Brownies, Pies, and Cakes and Comfort and Joy: Cooking for Two.
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Dani Meyer of The Adventure Bite  *New in 2017!*
Dani, her husband and two sons live in Central Oregon. Their website is “dedicated to helping busy families get out of ‘the cooking rut’ for good!” They create easy twists on whole food weekday meals, simple entertaining recipes and desserts you can whip up in no time. They test their recipes in their professional studio as well!
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