About Manuel

Registered Dietitian.

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Manuel is the founder and owner of MV Nutrition, his San Francisco based private practice. He sees clients on a one-on-one basis or through virtual channels. Manuel is a compassionate nutrition expert who empowers his clients to make appropriate diet, nutrient, and lifestyle changes for a longer and healthier life.

Health is not a diet plan, but a lifestyle. Understand your body, your strengths, and your limits and use this knowledge to make a change. Stop dieting, start living.

I don't kill flavor for health. You can have both; a flavorful and healthy meal. I can teach you how!

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Manuel Villacorta, MS, RDN, is an internationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian-nutritionist with more than 18 years of experience. He is the author of six books: 

Trusted Voice in the Health and Wellness Industry

Manuel is a respected and trusted voice in the health and wellness industry. He has acted as a health blog contributor for The Huffington Post, on-air contributor to the Univision television network, and health and lifestyle contributor for Fox News Latino. His latest contribution was as a nutrition expert for a series about superfoods with National Geographic.

His knowledge, charismatic talent and English/Spanish bilingual proficiency have made him an in-demand health and nutrition expert on local and national television as well as radio (National Geographic, The Today Show, Good Day New York, CNN, ABC7 Eye Witness News, Telemundo, and Univision, among others). He also has been featured in print and online articles in both the general and Hispanic markets, including Woman’s World, Natural Solutions, Closer, MORE, Latina Magazine, and Men’s Fitness, to name a few.

Media Representative

Manuel has been tapped by several prestigious organizations to serve as a media representative. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics named him as its national media spokesperson (2010-2013) and he acts as a national spokesperson, representing several food commodities and recognized brands such as the produce For Better Health Foundation, California Avocado Commission, National Dairy council, California Strawberries, National Mango Board, National Egg Board, Unilever, Canola Oil, Pichuberry, a2 Milk, Green Valley Lactose Free, Foster Farms, National Pork Board, Ajinomoto, and Quaker Oats.

Weight Loss Expert

He is one of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in the country. Manuel is the owner of MV Nutrition, a San Francisco-based private practice, and the recipient of five ‘‘Best Bay Area Nutritionist’’ awards from the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC7 News, and Citysearch. Manuel is the founder of the Whole Body Reboot app, for iPhone and desktop. The app tracks food, exercise and behaviors to determine optimal caloric intake and macronutrients for the users’ goals.

Background & Education

Born and raised in Peru, Manuel currently lives in San Francisco. He earned his Bachelor of Science in nutrition and physiology metabolism from the University of California, Berkeley and his Master of Science in nutrition and food science from California State University, San Jose. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for his research and contributions to the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Honors and Awards

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Manuel's contributions


Stop Dieting.
Start Living.

weight loss

3000+ People Helped.
98% Succeeded.

Spokesperson for brands

Manuel is a respected and trusted voice in the health, wellness, and food industry.

Passionate Speaker

Manuel educates, empowers, and motivate people to take charge of their own health.

Giving back

Back in 2017, I felt a strong urge to give back. I decided to lead a fundraiser for girls in my beloved Peru.

The Chicuchas Wasi School for Girls is a school where girls are given a free education. They were provided lunch, but for most of them, that was the only meal they would get all day.

My goal was to donate and raise money to provide two nutritious, hot meals to 110 girls for the entire year to nourish them during their journey to a better education.

Visiting these girls, getting to know them, but best of all, getting to return a year later to give them all of the money I raised was the most fulfilling leadership experience of my life.

I continue to raise money for The Chicuchas Wasi School for Girls. To donate please visit Cuscogirls.com