Andrea Chernus is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with over 17 years experience in helping people to lead active, healthier lives through changes in eating and exercise habits.
She earned a Masters of Science Degree from Columbia University in Applied Physiology and Nutrition and was named to two national honor societies: Omicron Nu and Phi Kappa Delta.
Andrea currently maintains a private practice on the upper west side in New York City, specializing in sports nutrition, diabetes, high cholesterol, digestive disorders, eating disorders and weight management. Andrea Chernus teaches the Sports Nutrition Practicum to Masters of Science Nutrition students at Columbia University Teachers College. Through her association with Nutrition Conditioning Inc., she advises students at The Juilliard School on performance nutrition and has previously completed projects for the NY Giants, NY Mets, NY Knicks, Billy Elliot (the Broadway show) and Fordham University. She has also lent her expertise to the Broadway show Hamilton, and to various pharmaceutical and consumer products companies on nutrition-related projects. In her private practice, Ms. Chernus sees athletes, dancers, actors, vocalists, and everyday people seeking to improve health and performance.
Previously, she served as the clinical nutritionist at Columbia University Health Service, where she counseled students individually and provided lectures to athletic teams and other groups.
Ms. Chernus co-authored her first book: Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance (Human Kinetics, 2010). Her nutrition and fitness articles have appeared in Bottom Line, Stack, Pointe, Dance Spirit and other national publications. She has been quoted in The New York Times, Self, Shape, Outside, Oxygen and many other national magazines, newspapers and websites. Andrea has appeared on local and national radio and TV. Ms. Chernus also delivers lectures and webinars to corporate, professional and consumer groups.
Andrea sees each person as a unique individual, and strives to help each client find a way to incorporate healthy behaviors and balanced eating into their lives. She offers a practical and realistic approach in a warm, sincere and inviting atmosphere. Andrea strives to set a good example for her clients by eating healthfully and exercising frequently. She loves to run, cycle, hike and ski.
Andrea is available for individual consultations, group lectures, writing opportunities, corporate projects, media interviews and spokesperson positions.