Getting to the Root of Healthy Eating Tweet Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by Kelly Atyeo-Fick 0 Comments Root vegetables are vegetables that have been grown under the ground and act as the root of the plant – which means they get their nutrients from below1 as opposed to other vegetables that sprout from the ground or grow on vines. Kelly Atyeo-Fick Guest Author Kelly Atyeo-Fick is a Professional Home Economist with a background in nutrition and nutrition communication. She is Vice President and co-owner of Creative Sampling Solutions Inc., a food marketing company that creates and executes retail programs and consumer shows related to Eating for Wellness. Kelly is also a health writer, nutrition communication consultant, and public speaker. Through her activities she strives to educate people on nutrition and health, while giving people the tools to make healthy foods a part of their lifestyle.