The New York Times best-selling author, James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and chef/nutritionist for the hit NBC show “The Biggest Loser,” Cheryl Forberg is a Registered Dietitian and professional chef, dedicated to combining the benefits of nutrition with the pleasures of delicious food. The Biggest Loser Six Weeks to a Healthier You book (Rodale), written by Cheryl, gained notoriety in 2012 when US News & World Report first named it the Best Diet for Diabetics (#1) and Weight Loss (#2). In 2015, it is still ranked as their #1 diet for diabetes. Her new book, A Small Guide to Losing Big (Flavor First Publishing), was released this year and follows the same guidelines in a pocketbook format, including two weeks of menus and recipes.
As a registered dietitian with 16 years of health care experience, Sharon Palmer channels her nutrition experience into writing features covering health, wellness, nutrition, and cuisine. She is also a passionate writer about food and environmental issues, having published a number of features on plant-based diets, hunger, agriculture, local and organic foods, eco-friendly culinary practices, sustainability, food safety, and food security. Sharon's features have been published in a variety of publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Prevention, Oxygen, LA Times, Cooking Smart, and CULINOLOGY. Her books include The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health Beginning Today and Plant-Powered for Life: Eat Your Way to Lasting Health with 52 Simple Steps & 125 Delicious Recipes. Sharon is the editor of the acclaimed health newsletter, Environmental Nutrition and nutrition editor for Today’s Dietitian. In addition, Sharon will serve as a returning judge for the 2016 James Beard Journalism awards.