Constance Riggs-Brown is the National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and is frequently interviewed by ESSENCE Magazine for health-related stories. She designed the personalized weight-loss meal plans for the health and fitness makeover participants in the ESSENCE Total Makeover Book, published January 2001. She was also the nutrition expert for Lighten Up: The HealthQuest 30-day Weight-Loss Program, published October 2001. Constance is a nationally recognized nutritionist, registered dietitian, and certified diabetes educator. She is principal of CBR Nutrition Enterprises, located in Massapequa, New York. Her book, Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes includes Exchange List and Carbohydrate Counts for Traditional Foods from the American South and Caribbean.