Connie is a registered dietitian nutritionist who is also board certified as a sports science dietitian. She has worked in children’s health and nutrition education for 38 years. She is the author of How to Teach Nutrition to Kids, 4th ed., a book which is used in thousands of schools throughout the world as a framework for nutrition education. She also wrote the activity book Nutrition Fun with Brocc & Roll and the Disney children’s book, Good for You! Nutrition Book and Games. Connie has worked as a nutrition consultant to schools and child nutrition programs throughout the nation, developing programs, writing materials and providing hands-on training to educators, health care professionals and parents. She speaks to both local and national audiences and has also made hundreds of media appearances.
Connie graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska and completed her dietetic internship and Master of Science degree in nutrition (emphasizing sports nutrition) from the University of Iowa. She is board certified as a sports dietitian and works with athletes of all levels, including elite figure skaters. In 2013, she was recognized as the outstanding dietitian of the year from the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Connie is available for:
- Sports nutrition consultation (individuals and groups)
- Speaking engagements
- Educational Consulting
- Writing assignments
- Media interviews
- Projects that are relevant, creative and promote the health and well-being of children
Connie grew up in rural Western Nebraska on a farm and has lived in the beautiful state of Oregon for 35 years. She has three adult kids who are the love of her life. Connie lives a healthy lifestyle with a large garden, great home-cooked food and nearly daily exercise. Connie has climbed Mt. Hood, run a marathon, run 6 Hood-to-Coast relays, completed hundreds of 5k and 10k races and hikes and cycles on a regular basis. In June of 2019, Connie went on a 6-day trek through the Highlands of Iceland.
A Few Bucket List Items on Connie’s List
- Expand gardens & get a greenhouse
- Cycle the Crater Lake, Oregon Rim
- Write a few more books!
Here’s the list of my current/recent clients:
- Gonzales Independent School District (TX)
- Catalysis, Inc. and the Abbott Global Health Fund
- The OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness
- Yogurt in Nutrition: Initiative for a Balanced Diet
- US Figure Skating