Sheena Chihak, RD

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Title: Associate Editorial Director
Education: Iowa State University
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Expertise: Food, Nutrition, Cooking, Dietetics

Sheena is a registered dietitian and the Associate Editorial Director for Better Homes & Gardens. She enjoys covering all things food related, but especially loves topics such as cooking basics, healthy eating, and her go-to dinners of choice—casseroles, skillet meals, and salads—that let her put multiple food groups into one dish.


  • Over 17 years of writing and editing food content for print (books and magazines) and digital media
  • 15 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian
  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics with second major in Journalism and Mass Communications


Sheena Chihak was the digital food and recipes editor at Better Homes & Gardens from 2012 to 2022, where she oversaw all food-related content creation. Prior to making the switch to digital, Sheena spent six years working her way from staff writer and assistant editor to a full-fledged editor on the print side for Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications and Meredith Books.

As Associate Editorial Director, Sheena currently oversees all editorial decisions for BHG digital.


Sheena majored in dietetics and journalism, completing a one-year apprenticeship at Meredith Corporation in their books division as part of her education. After graduation from Iowa State University, she completed her dietetic internship at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. With knowledge from that internship and her formal education, she passed the exam required by the commission on dietetic registration to become a registered dietitian.

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

About Better Homes & Gardens

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