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marlisa_500 Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN
Registered Dietitian | Certified Diabetes Educator | Author | Chef
*Available for presentations, workshops and culinary demos

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Marlisa Brown is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, author and chef.  She is also an international speaker, with over thirty years culinary experience, Marlisa has made numerous television appearances which include 5 years on “International Healthy Cooking” for The American Heart Association where Marlisa wrote and appeared on every show, in addition she is a member of the dLife TV Professional Council,.  Marlisa has a graduate degree in nutrition and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from C.W. Post/Long Island University, and has also studied at the Culinary Institute of America.

Marlisa is president of Total Wellness Inc., a private nutrition consulting company specializing in, culinary programs, corporate wellness, gastrointestinal disorders, celiac disease, diabetes, preventive medicine, medical nutrition therapy, food allergies, and sports nutrition.  Some of her corporate contacts include work with the NY Jets, Kennedy Space Center, Pratt and Whitney, Honeywell, Hofstra & Adelphi Universities Lilco, Guardian Life, Brookhaven National Labs, Goldman Sachs, Dean Witter Reynolds, Pall Corp, Bank of New York, Sony, Liz Claiborne, and Ethicon.  Marlisa is also co-founder of MC Seminars a presentation company, as well as a speaker for Pesi Healthcare.  As part of her foodservice background Marlisa served the Wellness Coordinator for Lackmann Culinary Services over a ten year period.

Marlisa author of “Gluten-Free Hassle Free” and “Easy, Gluten-Free” and Gluten-Free Expert for Today’s Dietitian.  In addition she has contributed to many publications including, Salute, Scholastic, Shape, Food Service Management, Newsday, Parenting Magazine, Weight Training for Dummies, and Sports Nutrition Medicine and Rehabilitation.  She has also written many programs including, Richard Simmons  Food Mover Program, cookbooks, recipe cards and web site, Kathy SmithsProject You II for DiabetesJorge CruisesThe 3-Hour Diet Cookbook, Leslie SansonesWalk Away the Pounds and the Turbo cooker.

She is the nutrition section chair for The International Association of Culinary Professionals, on the BOD for the Long Island Chapter of The Gluten Intolerance Group and she has served as an officer on many boards, having been, past president, media representative, and public relations chair of the New York State Dietetic Association and nominating chair for Dietitians Integrative and Functional Medicine with The American Dietetic.  Marlisa is a recipient of the 2011 Diabetes Educator of the Year from the Diabetes Care & Education Practice Group of The American Dietetic Association,  The Emerging Dietetic Leader Award from the American Dietetic Association, Dietitian of the year from The Long Island Dietetic Association, Best Of Long Island from the L.I Press 2008/2009/2010/2011, and the community service award from C.W. Post/Long Island University, and she is listed on the school’s website along with other outstanding alumni.

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