Brenda J. Ponichtera is a registered dietitian, speaker and award-winning, best-selling author. She originally self-published
"Quick & Healthy" through ScaleDown, the publishing company she founded. It is now published by Small Steps Press, an imprint of the American Diabetes Association, specializing in health-conscious books for the general population. Brenda has sold over 700,000 books through bookstores, direct mail, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, clinics,
and other outlets. She is the recipient of the American Dietetic Association's Mary Abbott Hess Award and the Award of Merit from the Oregon Dietetic Association. As a medical professional and teacher,
Brenda has focused on helping people develop healthful lifelong eating habits.