Marlisa Brown


Marlisa is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Chef, Author and Professional Speaker.   She is president of Total Wellness Inc., a private nutritional consulting company for the past 22 years working with more than 15,000 patients.  She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing, a masters in nutrition and has studied at the Culinary Institute of America.  Marlisa is an International speaker and has worked with hundreds of top corporations and is on the advisory committee for Todays Dietitian and has been a member of the dlife professional council.  Marlisa has made many television appearances including 5 years  on International Cooking for the American Heart Association and has been featured on FOX 5, CNN and recently broadcasted on FOODYTV her newest show Defeating Diabetes in your kitchen.

Marlisa is author of “Gluten-Free Hassle Free”, “The Gluten-Free Hassle-Free Cookbook” and “Easy, Gluten-Free”, has contributed to many major publications including monthly contributions to Newsday’s’ Wellness Magazine. She has also written and contributed to many programs including, Richard Simmons’  Food Mover Program, cookbooks, recipe cards and web site, Kathy Smiths’ Project You II for Diabetes, Jorge Cruises’ The 3-Hour Diet Cookbook, and Leslie Sansones’ Walk Away the Pounds meal plan.

Marlisa has served as an officer on many boards, having been past president, media representative, and public relations chair of the New York State Dietetic Association.  Marlisa is a recipient of the 2011 Diabetes Educator of the Year from the DCE of The American Dietetic Association, The Emerging Dietetic Leader Award from the American Dietetic Association, Dietitian of the year from The Long Island Dietetic Association, Best Of Long Island from the L.I Press 2008/2009/2010/2011, and the Community Service Award from C.W. Post/Long Island University.

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