In 2007 Annette received her M.S. in Nutrition from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Annette performed diabetes research at Lincoln Medical Center, NY and was also was a family diabetes/nutrition educator and worked with the WIC program. Annette joined the FAN4Kids team in January 2008 and is a full time instructor in the Bronx, NY. In addition to FAN4Kids, Annette instructs a variety of fitness classes for all ages, and coaches middle school and high school track and cross-country. Annette believes that a positive approach to nutrition education and fitness training is crucial to making healthy behavior changes. Her primary goal is to empower children by adopting healthy lifestyles.