WASHINGTON — The CRN Foundation on Thursday brought two new consultants on board — Cheryl Forberg, a registered dietitian for NBC's “The Biggest Loser,” and popular “foodologist” Lisa Lillien.
As consultants to the “Life…supplemented” program, Forberg and Lillien will engage consumers to discuss the importance of the “three pillars” approach to wellness, which incorporates healthy diet, supplements and exercise. Forberg will represent the CRN Foundation across various television and print publications, while Lillien will moderate the online program’s inaugural live video stream, where consumers will have the opportunity to interact with her and wellness experts.
Aside from co-writing eating plans for contestants on “The Biggest Loser,” Forberg also is a New York Times best-selling author and a James Beard award-winning chef. A food and nutrition journalist, Forberg’s writing and recipes have appeared in mainstream culinary and health publications, including Sunset, Health and Prevention magazines, as well as in the Washington Post. She is a former research dietitian for Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and earned her degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Lillien also is a New York Times best-selling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. She is the founder of Hungry-girl.com, a free, daily e-mail service that entertains and informs nearly 1 million fans per day. Lillien contributes weekly to WeightWatchers.com and Yahoo!, and regularly appears in Redbook magazine, and on the “Rachael Ray Show.” The author of four best-selling cookbooks, Lillien has a new book due out in Spring 2011. Her “Hungry Girl” television show will debut on the Cooking Channel in January 2011, where she will be cooking recipes, helping viewers navigate supermarket aisles and teaching viewers to manage tricky eating situations.