Marlene Koch


Marlene Koch (pronounced ‘cook’) is a nationally recognized nutritionist, popular TV personality and New York Times bestselling author. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science.  She is a registered dietitian and one of a select group of dietitians to hold an advanced certificate in Child and Adolescent Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Marlene has taught professional chefs from the American Culinary Federation the principles of healthy cooking and eating. She has been adjunct Nutrition professor and cooking instructor for Columbus State College and the Columbus State Culinary Academy, and she is a nationally recognized expert in weight loss, diabetes, child and adolescent nutrition, and sugar substitutes.

Marlene has sold over one million cookbooks, and is a regular guest on QVC. A California native, Marlene and her husband live in the suburbs near San Francisco.  Marlene is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), The Food and Culinary Professionals Association, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. An advocate for healthy families, Marlene was honored to be invited to the White House to help kick off the Chefs Move to Schools and Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaigns.

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