Andrea Giancoli M.P.H., R.D.

Andrea Giancoli

Registered Dietitian Andrea N. Giancoli is a nutrition advocate, consultant and communicator. She is a current National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, providing nutrition expertise to television, radio, internet and print media outlets across the country. Prior to becoming a registered dietitian, Giancoli was a television news producer for CNN, "Extra!" and CBS’s "Day & Date." She brings her valuable media know-how and nutrition knowledge together to deliver effective and accurate messages that appeal to all audiences. Her many television appearances include NBC's "Today Show," "Access Hollywood Live!," "The Doctors," E! and numerous other programs. Giancoli is also a freelance nutrition and health writer with articles appearing in Food & Nutrition, The Chicago Tribune, Environmental Nutrition, Kids Eat Right, Quick & Simple, WorldLifestyle.com and Healthline.com.

As an advocate, Giancoli serves as the Policy Analyst for the Beach Cities Health District - Blue Zones Project working with cities to plan built environments where the healthier choice is the easier choice. She is the former Nutrition Policy Consultant for the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA), where she authored policy research briefs and supported cities in Los Angeles County as they developed and adopted healthful food and beverage polices. Prior to joining CCPHA, she was the Nutrition Policy Specialist for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). At LAUSD, Giancoli worked to implement landmark food and beverage policies she steered, designed to improve nutrition 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 and teachers.

Additionally, Giancoli leads a behavioral change program designed to improve the management of Type 2 diabetes in seniors. She 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.

Giancoli has held several positions within her professional association, the California Dietetic Association - Los Angeles District (CDA-LAD), including Public Policy Chair, State Media Representative and District Representative. She is also a past recipient of CDA’s Emerging Dietetic Leader Award.

In her spare time, Giancoli volunteers and serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Hermosa Beach, a non-profit organization that educates and trains residents to be future leaders. She also organizes fundraisers for the Friends of Renee Committee, which helps pay for extensive Lyme disease medical expenses for a member of her community stricken with this debilitating disease.

Giancoli is a graduate of UCLA, where she also earned her master’s degree.

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