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Cheryl Forberg is the nutritionist in NBC's reality weight-loss competition series "The Biggest Loser."

Cheryl Forberg, RD, is a James Beard Award-winning chef and a New York Times best-selling author. She was recently named by the Huffington Post as one of "35 diet and nutrition experts you need to follow on twitter." In 2011 she was named one of America's 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by health and wellness website Greatest.com. She received her culinary education at the California Culinary Academy (CCA) in San Francisco. After graduating from the CCA, she embarked on a European apprenticeship journey, which culminated in stints at top French restaurants from Champagne to Strasbourg. Upon return to the United States, Forberg was chosen for the opening team of Postrio, Wolfgang Puck's first venture in northern California.

Forberg's passionate interest in healthy cooking led to an exodus from restaurant kitchens and an entrée to some of the most prestigious households in America. During this period, she held the coveted position of private chef for Lucasfilm, Ltd., in northern California. She went on to earn a degree in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics and an RD (registered dietitian) credential from the University of California at Berkeley. As a former research dietitian at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, she had the opportunity to integrate her scientific background into recipe creation for a variety of dietary protocols. This distinctive skill set enabled her to extend her culinary expertise beyond celebrated restaurant kitchens into the creation of inspired recipes that are also healthful. She has developed a clear and concise recipe format, easily understood by novice students.

In 2004, Forberg was selected as the nutritionist for the NBC hit show "The Biggest Loser." As the show's nutritionist, her role is to help overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and, ultimately, their lives. She co-wrote the eating plan for the show and has shared cooking and nutrition tips with the contestants for thirteen seasons. Additionally, she has written or contributed to all of the books in the NYT best-selling "Biggest Loser" series, including "The Biggest Loser: 6 Weeks to a Healthier You" which was named "Best Diabetes Diet" and ranked 2nd as "Best Weight Loss Diet" by US News and World Report.

Along with her contributions to the "Biggest Loser" series, Forberg has authored or co-authored other books, including "Positively Ageless: A 28-Day Plan for a Younger, Slimmer, Sexier You," the James Beard Award-winning "New Mayo Clinic Cookbook," and her most recent work, "Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes." Forberg's writing and recipes have appeared in mainstream culinary and health publications, including Sunset, Health, and Prevention magazines as well as the Washington Post. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post and a columnist for The Saturday Evening Post.

She lives in Napa, California, with her boyfriend, nine chickens and one dog.

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Where does Cheryl Forberg live? Find out here.

Current Residence: Napa, CA

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