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Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN
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Just in time for American Diabetes Month, World Vegan Month, and Good Nutrition Month (November) comes The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook (HCI, Oct. 24, 2023) by Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN—a plant-forward culinary nutritionist, classically trained chef, and award-winning cookbook author. 


Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States: more than 11% of the population is living with diabetes, and 38% of U.S. adults have pre-diabetes. A diet featuring fruits and vegetables is a key component in preventing and treating both conditionsThe key to such a diet being successful? Full-flavored recipes with fresh, modern appeal (that won’t take you all day to prep); a wide variety of menus and plant-based recipes (main dishes, party apps, salads, soups, desserts, drinks, snacks, bowls and skillet meals); and helpful tips that will appeal to all eaters, not just vegetarians. 


Interview Jackie, an experienced media spokesperson, on these topics and more:

  • The facts and stats of the diabetes epidemic
  • How plant-based eating can fit into a diabetes eating plan and increase longevity
  • Benefits of plant-based eating beyond diabetes management
  • Plant-based ingredient swaps
  • Recipes for upcoming holiday meals and parties
  • 100s of helpful tips that will appeal to all eaters, not just vegetarians 
  • How a plant-based eating plan can be healthier than a meat-based diet for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes since it may help: Reduce blood pressure; Boost antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits; Promote a healthy gut microbiome; Support weight loss/management; Improve blood sugar management and insulin sensitivity; and Reduce cardiovascular disease risk and improve lipid profile

Find more info on Jackie Newgent and her latest cookbook here. Digital ARCs are available on NetGalley and print review copies are available by request. 


Let me know how we can help you with a story on plant-based eating for better health–an evergreen topic


Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN, is a plant-forward culinary nutritionist, classically trained chef, award-winning cookbook author, professional recipe developer, media personality, spokesperson, and food writer. She’s the author of six cookbooks, including The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, 1,000 Low-Calorie Recipes, and her latest, The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook. 


Jackie is a Forbes Health Advisory Board member and contributor to Diabetes Food Hub. She is a former national media spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and cooking instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education. Jackie has made guest appearances on dozens of television news shows, including Good Morning America. She resides in Brooklyn, New York. For more, visit