Meridan Zerner, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, is an award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist with 28 years of experience in the field of health and wellness. Nearly two decades of her career has been spent at Cooper Clinic, where she not only works with patients, but shares her passion for nutrition through media segments and lectures across the country. Zerner is a certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) and specializes in weight management and exercise and sports nutrition. She is also a Certified Wellness Coach and uses behavioral change skills to help support long-term lifestyle changes in her patients. A marathoner and a former national aerobic champion, Zerner is currently a group exercise instructor at Cooper Fitness Center, personal trainer and Pilates instructor. She is also a former broadcast journalist with a local NBC television affiliate. She holds a Master of Science in Nutritional Science with an emphasis in Health Promotion from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University.