Meet our featured expert!
Connie Diekman is a past president of the American Dietetic Association. She works to promote good nutrition and healthy eating through individual consultation on campus. She has been a member of the University staff since 1994. Diekman earned a B.A. in foods and nutrition-dietetics from Fontbonne University and a masters in education from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She is associated with many organizations devoted to the promotion of healthy lifestyles, such as the American Heart Association and the Missouri Dietetic Association and is a member of the advisory board for Parent's Magazine. In addition to having taught nutrition courses at area colleges, she has been a nutrition reporter for the local NBC television affiliate and FOX-TV locally. She writes and broadcasts the "Eating Right" minute for WBBM in Chicago. Diekman has had guest appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. She has helped Best Food Facts answer questions about natural foods, MyPlate, nutrition - who to believe?, and much more!