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Constance Brown-Riggs

Registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, author of The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes and Dannon Nutrition Advisor

Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN—an award-winning RD, certified diabetes educator, and former national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is the author of The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes, which received the Favorably Reviewed designation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes.

Over the course of her career, Constance has established herself as an expert in nutrition, diabetes, and the cultural issues that impact the health and health care of people of color. Her work has appeared in books for health professionals and health care consumers, and she has been a featured expert in national magazines such as Essence, Real Health, Heart & Soul, Diabetic Living, Diabetic Cooking, and Diabetes Forecast, and in newspapers across the country. She also is a regular contributor to BlackDoctor.org and Today’s Dietitian, also serving on the magazine’s advisory board.

Constance is a board member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, past president of the New York State Dietetic Association and the Long Island Dietetic Association. Her professional honors include the Award for Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Distinguished Dietitian Award from the New York State Dietetic Association, and the Diabetes Educator of the Year from the American Dietetic Association Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group.

A national speaker for PESI HealthCare, a national provider of continuing education for health care professionals, Constance has been invited to appear as a keynote speaker, presenter, or panelist at conferences and professional meetings nationally and internationally.

Learn more about her work at www.constancebrownriggs.com.

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