About Ann

I am a Marin County native (hometown San Anselmo) and have been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in private practice in Marin with over 30 years of clinical experience.

Qualifications: My degrees, certifications and affiliations include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition, UC Berkeley
  • Master of Science in Nutrition, UC Berkeley
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Special Training Certificate for the Dietary Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Active Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Active Member California Dietetic Association

Clinical Experience: I have counseled thousands of patients for diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, weight loss, high blood pressure, celiac disease, gastrointestinal problems, underweight, kidney disease, low blood sugar, high triglycerides and childhood feeding problems. I provide dietary guidance for women for a low-risk diet for breast and ovarian cancer prevention.

I also see patients for  eating disorders, osteopenia, osteoporosis, the post-surgery feeding problems of colon cancer, mouth and esophageal cancer, for the complications in some patients who have had bariatric weight loss surgery and for the swallowing and eating problems of patients who have had strokes.

In addition, I see clients who are perfectly healthy and want to improve their diets or optimize their eating habits. I see many athletic clients who want to maximize their available energy and recovery from exercise and build as much muscle as they can.

I am often told by patients that I explain complicated things in a clear way. My strong understanding of metabolism, and how it relates to medical problems, helps me explain to patients why and how dietary changes will help them with their problems.

Specialized Training: I am a Certified Diabetes Educator and see all types of diabetics including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics, women with gestational diabetes and patients with Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA).

My practice also includes patients with impaired kidney function and patients who may eventually need to go onto kidney dialysis or have a kidney transplant. I have taken special training and received a Training Certificate for the dietary management of chronic kidney disease.

Education and Graduate Research: I went to undergraduate and graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, with degrees in Food Science and Nutrition.  I have a strong science background with a minor in Biochemistry. My graduate research work was on the effect of dietary fibers on bile acid excretion. I determined which co-carcinogens are formed from bile acids in the large intestines, in the presence and absence of fiber, with implications for dietary fiber’s role in preventing colon cancer.

Past Work Experience: Prior to the wide-spread use of the statin drugs for cholesterol lowering, I was the in-house dietitian for Cardiovascular Associates of Marin and San Francisco for 14 years. I saw patients with coronary artery disease, including coronary artery stent and bypass patients, heart attack patients and patients with hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and hypertension. I saw patients with carotid artery disease, stroke patients and patients with peripheral artery disease.

I created and taught the “CardioCuisine™ Cooking Class” at the College of Marin for 5 years.  I have worked as a consultant to Bay Area restaurants and Marin County corporate chefs, helping them design heart-healthy recipes and menus. I have also worked with Marin schools to help improve the school lunch programs.

At San Jose State University, I taught upper division nutrition courses and nutrition laboratory classes to nutrition major students for 2 years. I have also served as a preceptor for Registered Dietitian students from the University of California, Berkeley.

Professional Service: I served as President of the California Dietetic Association, Bay Area District, a group of 500 Registered Dietitians in the San Francisco Bay Area. I served on the Board of Directors and as President of the American Heart Association, Marin County Chapter. I have served two terms as the President of the Marin Nutrition Council.

Media Experience: I have been a frequent in-studio guest on KGO Radio and KGO News has used me as a nutrition expert for many news stories on their Live Line segments. I have appeared on local and national television (CNN) as an expert dietitian.  Newspapers and magazines, including the Marin Independent Journal, have used me as a media expert on nutrition topics.

Writing Projects: Krames Communications/Stay Well, Inc. has now published over a dozen booklets with me as the primary consultant: You Can Control Your Cholesterol (over 6 million copies sold, award winning), “Low Fat Eating” (award winning) and “Weight Control” and six brochures on healthful eating including: “Eating Out” and “Healthy Cooking.”  I also contributed to “Women and Heart Disease,” “Low Sodium Eating,” “Osteoporosis” and “Eating Well with Diabetes.” I have also written dietary recommendations for the“On Demand”  brand of hospital patient dietary discharge instructions.

I have also been a volunteer expert for the American Cancer Society, writing diet and cancer information brochures, including one large booklet published by the National Cancer Institute on the role of diet in cancer prevention.

I was a co-author of “Dining Out in Marin” for the American Heart Association, a guide to low fat eating in Marin restaurants. I have authored several publications on nutrition and heart disease and stroke prevention for the American Heart Association, Marin Chapter.

Personal Background: I was born at Ross Hospital, grew up in San Anselmo, and graduated from St. Anselm School and Marin Catholic High School before going to undergraduate and graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. I live with my husband and enjoy gardening, cooking, hiking, bird watching, photography and exploring my European genealogy. I am studying “voiceover” training and would like to eventually narrate and record patient education materials for vision-impaired diabetic patients.

Pronunciation Guide: “Del Tredici” is pronounced “dell TRED itchy” (rhymes with “Medici”)

Office Location: 929 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Suite 102, Kentfield, CA 94904     

Phone: 415-256-1301     Fax: 415-256-1301

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