Ginger C. Cochran, MS, RDN, CEP, CDE
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
About The Provider
Ginger is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes educator, and certified exercise physiologist working predominantly in prenatal nutrition in San Luis Obispo. Ginger’s passion is working in prenatal nutrition and supporting moms through preconception and pregnancy. Ginger focuses on individualized evidence based real food nutrition and believes in a food first approach. She has served as President for local dietitian chapters and contributed to the Commission of Dietetic Registration exam for Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management. Ginger currently serves as the diabetes specialist on the Board of Editors for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Care Manual.
Before working in prenatal, Ginger worked in the primary care setting focusing mostly on diabetes, bariatrics, cardiac rehab, and weight management. Ginger has also worked on projects for Today Show dietitian Joy Bauer, MS, RDN and Woman's Day magazine. Ginger currently writes blogs for Health Warrior Inc. on wellness and nutrition. Ginger was named in 2018 Young Dietitian of the year by the CA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Cochran received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Master of Science in Exercise Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly).
During graduate school she focused her research on creating nutrition education programs for low income students, community needs assessments for area hospitals, and corporate health programs. Ginger interned during graduate school at the nationally recognized weight loss resort Hilton Head Health in South Carolina.
Ginger is an active San Luis Obispo community member and serves her time on a variety of commissions to promote health and quality of life in San Luis Obispo County.