Anne’s Biography

anne_altbiopicAnne M. Fletcher, M.S., R.D. is a nationally known, award-winning health and medical writer, speaker, and consultant on the topics of weight management and lifestyle change, as well as treatment and recovery from addiction. She spent nearly five years writing her latest book, Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth about Addiction Treatment – And How to Get Help That Works, published by Viking in February of 2013 along with the accompanying e-special titled “Holistic Rehab Therapies: Are Alternative Approaches Helpful, Harmful, or Head Games?” Inside Rehab received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist as well as widespread professional and media acclaim with coverage in the New York Times, on National Public Radio’s “The Diane Rehm Show”, on Salon.com, in The New Republic, on CNN.com, on Time Magazine’s Healthland blog, and at the Huffington Post Live.

Known for her ability to weave together her inspiring findings from real-life success stories with state-of-the-art information about health issues, Anne is the author of seven other books (Houghton/Harcourt), including the award-winning national bestsellers, Thin For Life: 10 Keys to Success From People Who Have Lost Weight & Kept It Off and the New York Times bestseller, Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems – Advice From Those Who Have Succeeded.

Anne currently works as Professional and Community Liaison and Lead Columnist for Rehabs.com’s Pro Talk and has a clinical position at Minnesota Alternatives outpatient program where she serves as Peer Support and Family Services Specialist. She is also a Certified Progressive Recovery Coach.

Anne’s last book, Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight & Keep It Off – And What They Wish Parents Knew, was featured on the Today Show, on the CBS Early Show, and in The New York Times, USA Today, US News & World Report, and USA Weekend. She has been recognized with a dozen prestigious awards.

A frequent guest of the national media, Anne has also appeared on The View, the Today Show, Donahue, Good Morning America, CNN, National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation, and The Larry King Radio Show.

As a registered dietitian with a B.S. degree from Cornell University and an M.S. from Drexel University, Anne has counseled hundreds of people with weight problems. She is a founding member of her county drug court in Minnesota and helped develop its treatment program, remaining on its steering committee. She serves on the advisory board for a high school for adolescents with substance use disorders and also serves on the editorial board for BASIS (Brief Addiction Science Information Source) of Harvard University’s Division on Addictions.

Anne is a former executive editor and chief writer of the “Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter” and was a contributing editor for Prevention Magazine.

Her articles have appeared in Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Shape, American Psychologist, Cooking Light, Bottom Line Personal, Readers’ Digest, Restaurant Hospitality, Parenting, Journal of Food Science, Eating Well, The Humanist, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, and Obesity Management.

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