Cheryl Forberg, RD, is a James Beard award-winning chef, a best-selling author, and the nutritionist for NBC's The Biggest Loser television show. A culinary expert as well as a registered dietitian, she has shared cooking and nutrition tips with the show's contestants for eight seasons.
Forberg received her culinary education at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. After graduation, she embarked on a European apprenticeship journey that included stints at top French restaurants from Champagne to Strasbourg. She later was chosen for the opening team of Postrio restaurant, chef Wolfgang Puck's first venture in northern California. She also worked as a private chef for Lucasfilm Ltd. in northern California.
Forberg went on to earn a degree in nutrition and clinical dietetics from the University of California at Berkeley and to work as a research dietitian at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Forberg has written or contributed to 11 books, including The Biggest Loser: The Weight Loss Program, The Biggest Loser Complete Calorie Counter, The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start, and Positively Ageless: A 28-Day Plan for a Younger, Slimmer, Sexier You. She has contributed articles and recipes to several culinary and health publications, including Health and Prevention magazines and The Washington Post. She also writes a weekly blog of cooking and nutrition tips.