Ms. Yvonne D. Greer, Registered Dietitian (RD) and owner of Y-EAT Right…Nutritional Consultant for Healthy Living, conducts special workshops to promote healthy eating and living behaviors. She has expanded her private practice business to full time since retiring after 22 years of service at the Milwaukee Health Department. She has been featured on talk radio, TV and print media including in the health promotion television documentary entitled…A Silent Threat – Heart Disease in African American Women (2003). The goal of the nutrition segment was to enhance the awareness of African American women of heart healthy eating and food preparation techniques to prevent heart disease through the demonstration of three heart healthy recipes. Ms. Greer was also interviewed for a featured article in the Madison Times Newspaper as a follow-up to the nutrition workshop Celebrating Life with Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, sponsored by the African American Health Network of Dane County (2005). She filmed a TV episode at a local supermarket for the Channel 10/36 program, Black Nouveau, speaking on “Healthy Shopping on a Budget” which aired in March and repeated in the summer months of 2011. As a “Power to End Stroke Ambassador,” Greer works closely with the American Heart Association and the Milwaukee Childhood Obesity Prevention Program to promote awareness of heart disease, stroke, and obesity prevention in at risk populations (2006-present).
Ms. Greer have conducted presentations and lectures on numerous occasions locally, nationally and internationally, most notably at the 2008 International Congress of Dietetic (ICD) in Yokohama, Japan, the 2010 American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston, MA, and the 2011 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in Washington D.C.
Special awards include: Outstanding Alumna, Human Development and Nutritional Sciences – 1994, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point; 1999 Outstanding Volunteer Award for Community Partnerships, American Heart Association Community Heart Information Program; The Ross Award in Women’s Health – 2000, American Dietetic Association Foundation; the 2003 Volunteer of the Year Award, March of Dimes, Wisconsin Chapter; the 2006 Milwaukee Health Champion Award for Youth Take Charge!; and the 2012 American Health Association Gold Achievement Award, Power to End Stroke Ambassador, Power to End Stroke Campaign.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Greer graduated from Washington High School (1972). She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Dietetics and Experimental Foods from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (June 1976); completed the Dietetic Internship at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. (July 1977) and received a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health (June 2000). Most recently, (February 2010) received the Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) designation from the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice.
For more information contact:
Yvonne D. Greer, MPH, RD, CD, CLC
Nutritional Consultant for Healthy Living
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53216-3216
E-mail – [email protected]