Sylvia Meléndez Klinger, DBA, MS, RDN, LDN, CPT, is an award-winning author and global nutrition entrepreneur. She is founder of Hispanic Food Communications, a nutrition communications and culinary consulting company. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Mexico City, Sylvia is bi-lingual in English and Spanish and has over 35 years of professional experience in the areas of weight management, plant-based nutrition, maternal and lactation nutrition, cultural diversity, and optimal wellness and disease prevention. Sylvia is a leading expert in cross-cultural Hispanic nutrition and health issues.

Sylvia has an impressive knowledge of Hispanic foods and culture, enhanced by frequent immersion in Hispanic communities. She uses her in-depth culinary and cultural expertise to introduce new strategies for wellness to an increasingly health-conscious population. Sylvia’s experiences lead her to harness the power of nutrition while helping people fall in love with the process of creating and enjoying delicious and nutritious foods. Sylvia’s publications include the Little Book of Simple Eating, in both English and Spanish, and the Hispanic Family Nutrition Counseling Kit, published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Sylvia Klinger is the founder of Hispanic Food Communications and receives an honorarium as a scientific advisory board member for Bayer US Crop Science. She is a consultant with Soyfoods Council, Grains Foods Foundation, Alliance for Food and Farming, The Glutamate Association and Nutrition Expert Network. Dr. Klinger receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.

Non-financial: Dr. Sylvia Klinger is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.