Sandra Arevalo, MPH, RDN, CDN, CDE, CLC, FADA
Sandra is the Director of Community and Patient Education at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Her commitment is to provide culturally sensitive health care and education to the most underserved and diverse families. She is a recognized national expert on Latino culture and health, health education, diabetes, pre-diabetes, nutrition, chronic diseases, obesity, lactation, and social determinants of health. Her work on prevention and treatment of obesity, lactation, and diabetes has been presented at various national conferences, and featured in national and international TV, including Telemundo and NatGeo, as well as in numerous printed media outlets, radio, and peer reviewed journals. She is a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She has served as chair of various local and national professional organizations. Among her numerous nominations and awards are the Award of Excellence from NEP DPG for Best Nutrition Education Program (2012), the Award of Excellence from the National Hispanic Medical Association for her leadership in nutrition for Latinos (2013), Mom On A Mission, next to Michelle Obama (2017), the Garden State Diabetes Educator of the Year Award (2018), and the Academy's Preceptor of the year award (2019).