Andrea  Kirkland
School of Public Health
Samford Wellness Kitchen

Andrea Kirkland, MS, RD is an editor and culinary expert on a quest to teach people how to make good-for-you food taste amazing. Her passion for healthy cooking began early in life while helping loved ones who followed special diets find ways to make delicious and satisfying meals. She has over 15 years' experience developing recipes and food-related content for print and online media. Dedicated to helping busy cooks craft nutritious dishes with ease, Andrea creates healthy menus for eMeals, a weekly menu planning service based in Birmingham, Alabama. The former cookbook editor for Time Inc. Books has worked on hundreds of publications for brands including Weight Watchers, The Biggest Loser, Cooking Light, Mayo Clinic, Betty Crocker, and Pillsbury. Andrea holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Auburn University and completed The University of Alabama’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics.