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Constance Brown-Riggs
MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN

Constance is the owner and president of CBR Nutrition Enterprises, a nutrition consulting and counseling service. She is a certified diabetes educator with more than 25 years experience in the field of nutrition. She has worked with Essence magazine as a nutrition consultant and worked with them to help produce personalized weight loss meal plans for The Essence Total Makeover (Three Rivers Press 2001). She is frequently interviewed by Real Health magazine and served as a nutrition expert for the book Lighten Up: Healthquest's Complete 30-Day African-American Weight Loss Program (Amistad Press 2001) and contributed to Food, Cuisine, and Cultural Competency for Culinary, Hospitality, and Nutrition Professionals (Jones and Bartlett, April 2010)

Constance created the Diabetes Soul Food Pyramid and is the author of The African American Guide To Living Well With Diabetes (New Page Books, July 2010) and Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes (iUniverse 2006).

Constance has developed workshops and lectured on diabetes and other nutrition-related topics to organizations such as the New York State Department of Health, New York State, Arkansas and North Carolina Dietetic Associations, American Academy of Physical Therapy, University of South Carolina, Empire Medical Association and St. Louis Association of Diabetes Educators.

Her professional honors include 2009 Distinguished Dietitian from the New York State Dietetic Association and 2007 Diabetes Educator of the Year from the American Dietetic Association Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group, and Dietitian of the Year from the Long Island Dietetic Association.

Constance is a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and past president of the New York State Dietetic Association.

Affiliations:
  • American Dietetic Association(ADA); Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group of ADA; Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group of ADA; New York State Dietetic Association; American Association of Diabetes Educators, Metro New York Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Publications:
    Contributed to The Essence Total Makeover, and Food, Cuisine, and Cultural Competency for Culinary, Hospitality, and Nutrition Professionals; nutrition expert for Lighten Up: Healthquest's Complete 30-Day African-American Weight Loss Program; authored The African American Guide To Living Well With Diabetes and Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes
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