Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D., is a leading nutritional and dietary expert on the health benefits of diets inspired by the eating styles and influences of Mediterranean, Latin American, and Asian cuisines. As a registered dietitian and nutrition instructor at the world famous Culinary Institute of America, Dr. Guttersen has spent her career focusing on developing flavorful and nutritious approaches to healthy eating and weight reduction. Her many accomplishments include developing the Standards of Care for the Obesity Treatment Center in Bellevue, Washington, as well as serving as a nutritional and dietary consultant for a broad range of corporations and Fortune 500 companies, such as Kraft, Nestlé, Sodexho, Marriott Hotels, Radisson Hotels, and Panera Bakery Café, among others. In addition, her background includes serving as an instructor on nutrition and food science at Texas Christian University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics. She has also been a guest lecturer for international food and dietary conferences around the globe. Dr. Guttersen is a resident of Sonoma, California, and a contributing author to the Techniques of Healthy Cooking from the Culinary Institute of America.Guttersen, Connie is the author of 'Sonoma Diet Trimmer Waist, Better Health in Just 10 Days!', published 2005 under ISBN 9780696228315 and ISBN 0696228319.