Althea Zanecosky is a registered dietitian/licensed nutritionist and an accomplished health education and communications professional. Althea has 30 years of experience delivering nutrition messages to university, professional, and worksite audiences. For over 20 years she has served as the nutrition expert for many local news programs and more recently in social media.
Althea served for 9 years as a national spokespersons for the American Dietetic Association (now called Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). Althea received her BS from Penn State University and MS from Drexel University. She writes and consults for nutrition education organizations and food companies. For 20 years Althea has contributed bi-monthly food articles for Philadelphia’s largest parent/child newspaper, Metrokids. Althea serves on the scientific board of advisors for Healthy NewsWorks, a program for elementary and middle school students in the Philadelphia area that encourages healthful living by producing accurate and relevant health publications and other types of media.
Involved in sports nutrition, Althea is a member of ADA’s Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition practice group, has served as an adjunct professor of sports nutrition in the graduate school at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, and is a long distance runner (completing the Boston Marathon). Althea often attends races with her two adult daughters who also run.
Althea enjoys connecting the enjoyment of food with good nutrition. Althea’s husband is an avid gardener, growing almost all the produce she enthusiastically prepares both for their regular dinner parties and for her church’s “Holy Hot Dish” outreach program.