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Brenda Davis, RD

Lead Nutritionist, Diabetes Wellness Research Project, Majuro, Marshall Islands

Co-author, thirteen critically acclaimed books rooted in evidence-based nutrition

Private practice nutrition consultant and speaker

Member of the Vegan Hall of Fame, North American Vegetarian Society

Member of American College of Lifestyle Medicine Expert Panel on Dietary Interventions to Treat Type 2 Diabetes in Adults with a Goal of Remission

Scientific Advisor for Cancer Guidelines Advisory Committee, and Member of Scientific Advisory Board, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Past Chair, Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Author or co-author of six articles in peer-reviewed research journals

Brenda Davis, Registered Dietitian, is a leader in her field, and an acclaimed speaker at nutrition, medical and health conferences internationally.  She has worked as a research dietitian, public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor.  She has for many years served as the lead dietitian for the Diabetes Wellness Research Project doing community intervention work in Majuro, Marshall Islands where surging rates of diabetes incidence had been associated with widespread abandonment of traditional dietary practices.

Brenda is co-author of thirteen books generally regarded as vegetarian/vegan nutrition classics, with copies in print in at least ten languages overall – "Plant-Powered Protein", "Nourish: The Definitive Plant-based Nutrition Guide for Families", "Kick Diabetes Essentials: The Diet and Lifestyle Guide", “The Kick Diabetes Cookbook”, “Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition”, “Becoming Vegan: Express Edition”, “Becoming Vegan”, “Becoming Raw”, “Becoming Vegetarian”, “The New Becoming Vegetarian”, “The Raw Food Revolution Diet”, “Defeating Diabetes” and “Dairy-free and Delicious”.  She is also a contributing chapter author to “The Complete Vegetarian” and has written lead articles for several issues of "Today's Dietitian".  She is the author or co-author of six articles in peer-reviewed research journals.

Brenda is a Past Chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and in 2007 was inducted into the Vegetarian (now Vegan) Hall of Fame by North American Vegetarian Society.  She was a member of the expert panel that produced the landmark report "Dietary Interventions to Treat Type 2 Diabetes in Adults with a Goal of Remission:  An Expert Consensus Statement from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine".  She is Scientific Advisor for the Cancer Guidelines Advisory Committee, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.  She lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her family.

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