Manuel Villacorta attributes his vitality to a well-balanced, healthy approach to eating, cooking, and fitness. And of course he incorporates all the power foods like Pichuberries into his diet, as well.
A nationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian with more than sixteen years of experience as a nutritionist. Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., is a respected and trusted voice in the health and wellness industry. He is the founder of Eating Free, an international weight management and wellness program, and one of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in the country. He is the author of Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight off for Good (HCI, May 2012), Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes, and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes (HCI, October 2013) and Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Superfoods Diet, to Detoxify, Energize, and Supercharge Fat Loss (HCI, January 2015).
Manuel served as a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2010–2013), and currently acts as a health blog contributor for The Huffington Post, an on-air contributor to the Univision television network, and a health and lifestyle contributor for Fox News Latino and Peru This Week. Manuel is the owner of San Francisco–based private practice, MV Nutrition and the recipient of five ‘‘Best Bay Area Nutritionist’’ awards (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, & 2013) from the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC7 and Citysearch.
His warm, approachable style and his bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish have made him an in-demand health and nutrition expert on local and national television and radio channels, as well as in articles appearing in print publications and online.
Born and raised in Peru, Manuel makes his home in San Francisco. He earned his bachelor of science in nutrition and physiology metabolism from the University of California, Berkeley, and his master of science in nutrition and food science from San Jose State University. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his research and contributions to the field of dietetics.