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Meet Yogurt Every Day’s Nutrition Advisors

 

Yogurt Every Day’s Nutrition Advisors are a group of like-minded professionals who help spread our message across key health and nutrition areas. We work with them to pave the road for a healthier future. Learn more about each of them below.

 

 

  

 

Dr. Yvonne Bronners

Dr. Yvonne Bronner’s overall objective of her work is to develop methods to help African American women and families conduct self-assessments and make lifestyle choices for achieving and maintaining a “healthy weight.” Dr. Bronner has conducted research on how to increase breastfeeding among African-American women as well as involving men in the promotion of breastfeeding and family health; intervention strategies to decrease obesity and how to live healthy lifestyles; and how to increase awareness of cardiovascular health within inner-city communities with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

 

Dr. Bronner is the author of numerous publications including “Food Counts in the African American Community: Chart Book 2001,” and taught at Howard University and Johns Hopkins University before accepting an appointment at Morgan State University in 1999. Currently, she’s the first Director of the Morgan State University Public Health Program, where she was instrumental in leading the program through its first successful accreditation process. She received her undergraduate degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Akron, a master’s degree in Food and Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and a Doctor of Science in Maternal and Child Health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public.
 

 

She has served on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (2005), the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality and the DHHS Maternal and Child Health Bureau Review Panel at the Institute of Medicine (IOM). She currently serves on Chartwell’s National Advisory Board, McDonald’s Global Advisory Board, Baltimore’s B’More for Healthy Babies Advisory Board and Dannon’s Nutrition Advisory Board.

 

 

 

Constance Brown-Riggs

Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN, an award winning registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, has established herself as an expert on the subject of nutrition, diabetes and the cultural issues that impact the health and health care of people of color. Her ability to translate her academic and clinical knowledge into clear, understandable terms has made her a nationally renowned and sought-after speaker, educator and author.

 

  Constance is the past president of the New York State Dietetic Association and served two terms as a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, specializing in African American Nutrition. She’s also a national speaker for PESI HealthCare, one of the nation’s top providers of continuing education for health care professionals, and has been invited to appear as a keynote speaker. Presenter or panelist at conferences and professional meetings internationally and across the country. She also serves as a Nutrition Advisor for The Dannon Co.

 

Learn more about her work at www.eatingsoulfully.com, follow her on Twitter www.twitter.com/eatingsoulfully and become a fan of The African American Guide To Living Well With Diabetes on Facebook at www.facebook.com/livingwellwithdiabetes.

 

Dr. Robert Murray

Dr.
 Robert Murray
spent his career as a professor of pediatrics in the Ohio State University School of Medicine, practicing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. In 2006, he became the Director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, providing both medical and bariatric surgical options. Previously, Dr. Murray spent 20 years in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and served as the Director of the Borden Center for Nutrition and Wellness. He spent three years as the Pediatric Medical Director for Ross Labs, a division of Abbott Nutrition, before returning to Children’s to create the weight management program.Currently, along with teaching and research in the Department of Human Nutrition at OSU, Dr. Murray serves as a consultant on projects involving pediatric nutrition and childhood obesity.

 

Dr. Murray attended Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in pediatrics at DeVos Children’s Hospital, Spectrum Health, in Grand Rapids, MI. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric GI and Nutrition at the Children’s Hospital of the Ohio State University in 1985,

 

and has remained on the faculty since. He has spent 15 years working on the issue of obesity prevention and treatment in children with a focus on school policy. He served 10 years on, and is the immediate past chair of, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on School Health, and serves as their advisor to the National Dairy Council. Dr. Murray is currently a member of the board for Action for Healthy Kids, the GenYouth Foundation and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. He also serves as a nutrition advisor for The Dannon Co.