Andrea N. Giancoli, RD


Registered Dietitian Andrea N. Giancoli is a nutrition advocate, consultant and educator. She is a current National Media Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, providing nutrition expertise and resources for electronic and print media outlets across the country. Her many television appearances include the NBC Today Show, The Doctor’s, E! and numerous other programs. As an advocate Giancoli is currently the Nutrition Policy Consultant for the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) supporting cities in Los Angeles County develop and adopt healthful food and beverage polices. Prior to joining CCPHA she served as the nutrition policy specialist for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). At LAUSD Giancoli worked to implement landmark food and beverage policies she helped design to improve the 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, 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 is the current 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.


Areas of Expertise for Media Inquiries:

General Nutrition
School Meals and Nutrition Policy
Food Policy and Programs
Fad Diets
Nutrition Quackery
Raw Food Diets
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets



  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Media Spokesperson California Center for Public Health Advocacy, Policy Consultant Food and Nutrition Management, Consultant California Dietetic Association Los Angeles District of the California Dietetic Association, Public Policy Chair


  • Los Angeles, CA