Ginny Erwin

About Ginny

Ginny Erwin Growing up in beautiful Marin County, California gave Ginny an appreciation of nature and natural foods. Her mother, a longtime healthcare professional, taught Ginny the importance of a good diet and exercise. Sadly, Ginny's father and older sister struggled with weight issues which eventually lead to health complications from type II diabetes and heart disease. Both died at young ages from those diseases. Ginny's goal in life then became to help as many people as she could to commit to a healthier lifestyle. She made the conscious choice to make her healthy lifestyle passion a career and help motivate and coach others to practice preventative healthcare and self-care.

For over seventeen years, Ginny has been a nutrition educator and personal fitness trainer counseling individuals and organizations on optimal healthy living. Ginny is an expert in diet behavior modification, having helped thousands make a comfortable step-by-step transition to healthy eating. She continues to update her nutrition counseling skills and by attending continuing education workshops by leaders in the field of nutrition and behavior therapy such as Molly Kellogg, Carolyn Costin and Ellen R. Glovsky PhD. She also practices and teaches the methods of "Mindful Eating" and "Motivational Interviewing". Her clients state that Ginny's approach to nutrition and fitness lifestyle changes can fit into anyone's busy schedule, as long as you commit to it.

Ginny has practiced and presented all over the country including Chicago IL, Boca Raton FL and Marin County California. She has worked with the Institute of Human Performance providing nutrition and culinary education to elite, college, and high school athletes, and was an adjunct culinary- nutrition instructor at Kendall College in Chicago. Her most recent clients include The Institute of Health Management, Marin Bay Club, Sunflower Wellness, and Marin Chiropratic & Nutrition Group. 

Ginny received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Master’s in Nutrition Communications and Marketing from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She practiced clinical dietetics at the University of Chicago Hospital Wellness and Obesity Research Center then went on to corporate dietetics working with Goldman Sachs. She then explored other opportunities in nutrition and fitness which lead her to work in nutrition communications and public relations for Stonyfield Farms and Natural Ovens Bakery while she further developed her own nutrition and fitness business. She was in one of the first groups to be certified in Adult Weight Management and Childhood Weight Management. She is also a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Ginny has written nutrition and fitness articles for several local and national publications, including the Chicago Tribune and On-Health magazine. She contributes to a weekly syndicated wellness/lifestyle column called Food Wise. She co-authored a children's healthy eating and cook book entitled “What Color is a Pickle Pie?,” which is used in early childhood nutrition education classes. Ginny is frequently sought out for her professional insights and opinions on health and fitness trends. She considers herself a consumer advocate in the loosely regulated nutrition and wellness industry. She has appeared on NBC Chicago’s "Taste,” “I-Village In-the-Loop,” and in South Florida local television markets and is called upon for local restaurant and food product reviews.

Ginny is ACE (American Council on Exercise) acredited to teach Mindful Eating Concepts to personal trainers and corporate wellness.

Memberships and Certifications

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) formly the American Dietetics Association
Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
Certified in Adult Weight Management
California Dietetics Association
American Council on Exercise
ACSM Certified as Cancer Exercise Specilaist / Health Counsler
Certified in Functional Fitness for Sport and Rehab
ServSafe Food Protection Manager
Food & Culinary Dietetic Practice Group
Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Dietetic Practice Group
SCAN Eating Disorder Sub-Group

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