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Nancy Rodriguez, R.N., B.S.N., C.D.E.

Food for Life Instructor

Nancy is a licensed registered nurse in Illinois. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from Lewis University. She earned her specialty as a certified diabetes educator (CDE) from the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators. She is founder, President, and director of Latino Instruction in Diabetes to Empower and Reduce risks (LIDERr) Wellness Foundation, a non-profit education organization that provides education regarding diabetes and how a plant-based whole foods, and low fat life style can prevent, control or reverse diabetes and heart disease. She has developed and implemented community-based programs for underserved, high risk, Spanish and English speaking families; Presented at seminars, conferences, and health fairs throughout metro Chicago. Nancy also received the Hispanic Heritage Award and was nominated for Nursing Excellence for her community service. Her mission is to educate, equip, and empower underserved families, especially with Spanish-language and financial barriers, with the knowledge to prevent and reverse chronic diseases like diabetes, through low-fat, plant-food diets and lifestyle modifications.

Serving cities and surrounding areas of Oak Park

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