Jennifer LaRue Huget
Jennifer LaRue Huget
Eat, Drink & Be Healthy Columnist

Jennifer LaRue Huget wrote her first article for The Washington Post -- a travel story about Harriet Beecher Stowe’s house in Hartford, Ct. -- in June 2000. Soon after, she became a regular contributor to the Health section, writing about everything from parenting, tooth whitening and Crocs to her laparoscopic gallbladder surgery and her 2001 diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. Since 2008 she’s written the weekly Eat, Drink and Be Healthy nutrition column and Lean & Fit e-newsletter and blogged about health for The Checkup. When not reporting on health, she writes children’s picture books and does yoga. She, her husband and their two teenage kids have an inordinate appetite for pizza.

Latest by Jennifer LaRue Huget

‘Harriet the Spy’ is a classic story that’s still fun to read

‘Harriet the Spy’ is a classic story that’s still fun to read

The book turns 50, but Harriet is still an obnoxious 11-year-old who loves to spy on people.

On the trail of Henry Ward Beecher in Brooklyn

A family visits the parish and grave of 19th-century abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher.

Beware of flying champagne corks!

To avoid eye injury during the holidays, be careful uncorking that bottle of bubbly.

Study questions utility of women's annual pelvic exam

Research suggests that many pelvic exams are done for reasons that have little to do with medical need.