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. She has spent her career focusing on developing flavorful and nutritious approaches to healthy eating and weight reduction. A registered dietician and nutrition instructor at the world famous Culinary Institute of America, Dr. Guttersen developed the Standards of Care for the Obesity Treatment Center in Bellevue, Washington, as well as served 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. A resident of Sonoma, California, Dr. Guttersen is a contributing author to the Techniques of Healthy Cooking (Culinary Institute of America).Guttersen, Connie is the author of 'Sonoma Diet Cookbook ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780696231858 and ISBN 0696231859.