Areas of Expertise:
- Community Nutrition/Public Health
- Fad Diets
- Healthful Shopping
- Nutrition Education for Consumers
- Vegetarian Eating
Giancoli is a nutrition advocate, consultant, educator and freelance writer. Prior to becoming a registered dietitian, Giancoli was a television news producer for CNN, Extra! and CBS's Day & Date. Giancoli was the nutrition policy consultant for the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, authoring policy research briefs and supporting cities in Los Angeles County develop and adopt healthy food and beverage polices. Prior to joining CCPHA she was the nutrition policy specialist for the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she worked to implement landmark food and beverage policies to improve nutrition environments on school campuses. As co-founder of Fit4School, she partnered with districts to create local wellness policies and produce nutrition education programs for students, teachers and parents. Giancoli leads a behavioral change program designed to improve the management of Type 2 diabetes in seniors. She is a former instructor of human nutrition at UCLA Extension. Giancoli has served the California Dietetic Association's Los Angeles District as public policy chair, state media representative and district representative. She is a past recipient of CDA's Emerging Dietetic Leader Award. Giancoli is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, where she also earned a master's degree.