EB 2016 San Diego

4th Yogurt Summit, April 2016: let’s meet Constance Brown-Riggs

Constance Brown-Riggs, MSED, RD, CDE, CDN – is an award-winning registered dietitian, and a certified diabetes educator.

Constance Brown-RiggsOver 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. She is not only versed in the science of medical nutrition, but also has an active nutrition counseling practice through which she sees hundreds of patients. Her ability to translate her academic and clinical knowledge into clear, understandable terms has made her a nationally renowned, sought-after speaker, educator and author. She is the author of “The African American Guide to Living Well With Diabetes” and the forthcoming book “Enjoying the Flavors of the World: A Diabetes Carbohydrate and Fat Gram Guide”, scheduled for release in 2016.

Her work has appeared in books and peer reviewed journals for health professionals and health care consumers; and she has been a featured expert in national magazines such as Diabetic Living, and Diabetes Forecast. She also is a regular contributor to Today’s Dietitian Magazine-also serving on the magazine’s advisory board.

Constance is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. 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.

Constance has been invited to appear as a keynote speaker, presenter, and panelist at conferences and professional meetings nationally and internationally for organizations such as the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment; the American Association of Diabetes Educators; the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; and the Empire State Medical Association.

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