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Disclosure & Privacy Policy

All content on Once Upon A Pumpkin is written and edited by Maggie Michalczyk, RDN. For questions please email me at


I’m a registered dietitian, and love sharing nutrition information that I believe will help people live their best life. As a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I am bound by the Code of Ethics for the Dietetics Profession. The Code requires I conduct myself with honestly, integrity, fairness and support. The opinions expressed are my own and based on current scientific evidence as I interpret. The information provided on this website is not meant to be interpreted as individual nutritional counseling. While I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, the recipes and nutrition information shared are for general knowledge and not tailored to any individual. For individual nutrition counseling, please contact me at the email above.

Partnerships and Compensation

At times I may partner with a brand or company and may receive product or monetary compensation to provide my opinion or to develop a recipe or other content. If that’s the case, I will always make it known and provide my honest opinion on the product. This blog started as a way for me to share pumpkin everything with you, and I hope you’ll find a recipe, granola bar, or other crazy pumpkin product that “spices” up your life.

Affiliate Links Disclosure

I occasionally post affiliate links to pumpkin foods or other products used in recipes. For example, Once Upon a Pumpkin is a part of Amazon Associates, an affiliate program that provides a small fee to me if my readers purchase products I link to through Amazon links. There is no additional cost to you if you purchase through the links and all links are products I truly use or recommend.

Privacy Policy

What information do you collect and how do you protect my information?

I collect information from you when you leave a comment. When joining my mailing list or contacting me through my form you may be asked to enter your name or e-mail address. I implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

Do you use cookies?

Yes, Once Upon A Pumpkin uses cookies to keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that I can offer better site content and experiences. I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your information to outside third parties. This does not include trusted third parties who I used to ensure the site is working and running properly.

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Third party links

Occasionally I may include or offer third party products or services. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies and I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. However, I welcome any feedback or issues you may have with these links as I value my readers’ trust and want to ensure a great user experience.


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