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Meridan Zerner, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, CHWC

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Meridan Zerner is an award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 30+ years of experience in the field of health and wellness. The last 22 years have 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. 

Meridan received her Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University and Master of Nutritional Science with an emphasis in health promotion from the University of Oklahoma. She is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and specializes in weight management and exercise and sports nutrition. She also shares her expertise in preventive and cardiovascular health and nutrition through the life cycle. 

Meridan is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and uses behavioral change skills to help support long-term lifestyle changes in her patients. You can find Meridan contributing to multiple entities across the Cooper campus. She is an adjunct instructor at The Cooper Institute, lead facilitator for Cooper Wellness Strategies and a group exercise instructor and lecturer at Cooper Fitness Center. Her wellness philosophy is to do the best you can with what you have, where you are.

When she isn’t partnering with patients or leading classes, Meridan enjoys traveling with her two kids, husband and one quirky dog. Her favorite destination is Maine, where she lived prior to making Dallas her home.