about emily


nutrition approach

Emily Cheera is a registered dietitian nutritionist who combines science-based nutrition therapy with creativity and innovation. Drawing from her advanced nutritional science education at San Diego State University and her deep love of food and flavor, Emily is skilled at developing sustainable, personalized nutrition plans that help advance overall health, prevent disease, and alleviate symptoms.

Emily appreciates individuality and uses an integrative approach to design your unique program. After considering your lifestyle, symptoms, lab work, and family history, she creates your tailored care plan, including nutrition education, diet, and supplement recommendations. Her recommendations are rooted in research and evidence-based practice and address the underlying causes of your symptoms. This approach gives her the ability to solve complex nutrition cases.

Through nutrition counseling, Emily’s ultimate goal is to provide you support with implementing diet and lifestyle changes that last. She helps you navigate the challenges of daily life, such as travel, dining out, waning motivation, and work demands, to build lifelong habits. She teaches how to balance your favorite foods with healthy living so that good nutrition becomes a seamless part of your everyday life.


Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors in Anthropology from the University of Iowa. Her interest in chronic disease prevention and healthcare led her to study public health in Copenhagen, Denmark. Then, after recognizing the vital importance of food and adequate nutrition in reversing disease and maintaining health, she went on to obtain a Masters in Nutritional Science from San Diego State University. There, she published peer-reviewed research studying the effects of genetic testing on psychology and health behavior.

To earn her credential as a registered dietitian nutritionist, she completed intensive Medical Nutrition Therapy training and 6 months of rotations in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and food service. As a part of the medical team, Emily provided Medical Nutritional Therapy (MNT) for patients in a wide-range of departments, including cardiology, gastroenterology, oncology, trauma, and rehabilitation.

Emily is an active member of the dietetic community and currently serves as the Education Chair for the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, San Diego District.