Elba González is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian (RD, LD), based in Puerto Rico, with a private practice specializing in weight management in children, adults and athletes. She is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and a Pilates and Aqua-Aerobics instructor and an avid runner and participated in several marathons.
Elba's Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) designation and broad
clinical experience in hospitals and in private practice was
instrumental in developing a successful educational and wellness
consulting role with multi-national pharmaceuticals and with the food
and beverage industry, in Puerto Rico as well as in the U.S. mainland.
She has held several leadership roles, including President and Public
Policy Liaison, in the local chapters of the Academy Of Nutrition And
Dietetics (AND), the Puerto Rico College Of Dietitians and
Nutritionists, Alliance For The Prevention Of Pediatric Obesity of
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico ASPEN, and also consults for food and beverage
companies such as The Coca-Cola Company. She is a health topics public
speaker and has extensive exposure to print, radio, social and
television media. Elba has taken advantage of these opportunities to
spread her healthy living message.
As an author, Elba wrote "La
Dieta Del Eden" (The Eden Diet), an easy to read and practical weight
management guide, which aims to influence nutritional and physical
fitness behavioral changes in motivated readers. This was the first
weight management book written by a Puerto Rican Dietitian and it was
reviewed in the former ADA Times. www.elbagonzalez.net