About Grain Foods Foundation
Marion J. Franz, MS, RD, LD, CDE
Director of Nutrition and Health Professional Education
International Diabetes Center, Minneapolis
Marion J. Franz, MS, RD, LD, CDE, is a nutrition/health consultant with Nutrition Concepts by Franz, Inc. For over 20 years she was the Director of Nutrition and Health Professional Education at the International Diabetes Center, Minneapolis. Her Masters Degree in Nutrition is from the University of Minnesota, and she is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She has authored over 200 articles, books, booklets, and book chapters on diabetes, nutrition, and exercise and lectures frequently in the United States and internationally. She is an author of the American Diabetes Association 2006, 2002, 1994, and 1986 nutrition position statements and technical reviews, work group member of the American Dietetic Association Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes 2008 and Nutritive and Non-Nutritive Sweeeteners, and was editor of the American Association of Diabetes Educators Core Curriculum for Diabetes Education, 4th and 5th edition. She has received numerous awards including the 2001 American Diabetes Association Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Diabetes, the 2006 American Dietetic Association Medallion Award, and the 2008 American Dietetic Association Huddleson Award.