As president and owner of CBR Nutrition Enterprises, Constance operates a multi-pronged company that focuses on providing complete medical nutrition therapy to patients. Her enterprise also provides training and education for laypeople and health-care professionals, as well as consultation services to industry, physicians, fitness centers, churches and other corporate and community organizations.
Constance was the nutrition consultant for several health-related books including The Essence Total Makeover and Lighten Up: Healthquest’s Complete 30-Day African-American Weight Loss Program and contributed to Food, Cuisine, and Cultural Competency for Culinary, Hospitality, and Nutrition Professionals.
A New York State Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, she is active in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – formerly the American Dietetic Association, an organization of more than 75,000 members. She is past president of the 5,000-member New York State Dietetic Association and of the Long Island Dietetic Association. Constance served two terms (6 years) as a national spokesperson with a specialty in African-American Nutrition for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her professional honors include the Award for Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Distinguished Dietitian Award from the New York State Dietetic Association and Diabetes Educator of the Year from the American Dietetic Association Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group.
Constance is an active member of the American Diabetes Association, having chaired the Long Island Leadership Council’s African-American and Latino Outreach Committee. She is also a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group, and dLife TV Professional Council.
Constance received a B.A. in Home Economics and a M.S. in Nutrition Education with honors for excellence in nutrition research, both from Queens College in Queens, New York. She also has an AAS in Food Technology from State University of New York, Farmingdale. She became a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist through the University of the State of New York. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (American Association of Diabetes Educators) and a Registered Dietitian (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics).
EDUCATION and OUTREACH
Constance, an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Suffolk County Community College for the Dietetic Technician Program, has developed curricula, offered courses and made educational presentations in a number of academic, clinical and community settings. She participated in the development of a comprehensive diabetes prevention and management-training curriculum for the New York State Office of Children & Family Services Bureau of Training. She also wrote the curriculum for an online continuing education course about diabetes management, approved for credit for nurses, dietitians, and other health-care professionals.
Adding to her achievements, she is a national speaker for PESI HealthCare, one of the nation’s top providers of continuing education for health care professionals.
Constance has been invited to appear as a keynote speaker, presenter or panelist at conferences and professional meetings internationally and across the country for organizations such as the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Empire State Medical Association, American Academy of Physical Therapy, University of South Carolina, Dothan Alabama Leisure Services, North Carolina Dietetic Association, St. Louis Association of Diabetes Educators and New York State Office of Children & Family Services.