Registered dietitian Andrea N. Giancoli is a nutrition advocate, consultant, and educator. She is a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, providing nutrition expertise and resources for electronic and print media outlets across the country. Her many television appearances include the Today Show, The Doctor’s, E!, and numerous other programs. As an advocate, Giancoli is the Nutrition Policy Consultant for the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA), helping cities in Los Angeles County develop and adopt healthful food and beverage polices.
Prior to joining CCPHA, she served as nutrition policy specialist for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). At LAUSD, Giancoli helped design and implement landmark food and beverage policies aimed at improving the nutritional environments on school campuses. As co-founder of Fit4School, she has partnered with many districts to create local wellness policies, and produce nutrition education programs for students, teachers, and parents.
Additionally, Giancoli directs a behavioral change support group designed to improve the management of Type 2 diabetes in seniors. She frequently lectures to professional and community groups on healthy living and is a former instructor of human nutrition for the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension program.
Giancoli was most recently the public policy and advocacy chair for the California Dietetic Association - Los Angeles District (CDA-LAD). She has held many other positions within her professional organization, including state media representative and district representative. She is also the recipient of CDA’s 2006 Emerging Dietetic Leader Award.
Prior to becoming a registered dietitian, Giancoli was a television news producer for CNN, Extra!, and CBS’s Day & Date. She is a graduate of UCLA, where she also earned her master’s degree. To read and view Giancoli’s latest media stories please visit her website at www.andreagiancoli.com.
Areas of Expertise for Media Inquiries:
- Vegetarian Eating
- Fad Diets
- Raw Food Diets
- Nutrition Policy
- General Nutrition