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

The heat and the hazard: 9 facts about summer health

The heat and the hazard: 9 facts about summer health

From athlete’s foot and poison ivy, to hand, foot and mouth disease and swimmer’s ear, things to know.

The Met, they’re not: The oddest museums in New York City

The Met, they’re not: The oddest museums in New York City

What’s on display? Gangsters, spoons, dirt, shrunken heads, taxidermy ... oh, and lots of sex.

Discover the magic of trains at Union Station event

Discover the magic of trains at Union Station event

National Train Day will feature model train displays, life-size train cars and rides.

Why are there May Day celebrations?

Why are there May Day celebrations?

Centuries ago, it was a festival celebrating the first day of summer, including dancing around a maypole.