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Nancy S. Hughes: Food consultant and healthy recipe developer for some of the top food organizations in the nation.

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  • Nancy S. Hughes Web Bio

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    Nancy S. Hughes is a nationally recognized author and authoritative food consultant. She has written 17 nationally published cookbooks as well as developed recipes for 60 additional cookbooks with over 7,000 published recipes to her credit.

    Nancy’s culinary arts degree and over 25 years of experience have taken her from being director of a cooking school to recipe developer, author, consultant, lecturer, and national spokesperson for some of the top tier companies.

    Her company, N.S. Hughes, Inc., serves culinary clients throughout the United States and Canada. Nancy has been privileged to work with major food companies, health-focused organizations, food councils and lifestyle magazines, including: Nestle, Betty Crocker, Del Monte Foods Inc., J. M. Smucker’s, Pompeian, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Canola Council, USA Rice Federation, National Pork Board, Cooking Light, Weight Watchers, Better Homes and Gardens, Diabetic Cooking and Clean Eating magazines.

    Nancy has extensive experience in culinary media work including satellite and radio media tours, video presentations, food and prop styling, food photography and recipe development. Her recipe development ranges from traditional to healthy lifestyle recipes including specific-need recipes, such as heart healthy, diabetic, and gluten-free.

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  • Nancy S. Hughes Resume

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    Nancy S. Hughes

    Cookbook Author | Food Consultant | SpokespersonNancy Hughes
    Recipe Developer | Culinary Media Specialist

    610 Sandpiper Lane
    Daphne, AL 36526
    Office: 251-626-0252
    Cell: 251-510-5762
    Fax: 251-432-1982
    Email: nancy@nancyshughes.com
    Web: www.nancyshughes.com

    Objective: Specialist seeking challenging opportunity in culinary concept work, recipe development, and spokesperson involvement for corporate team.

    Experience

    2009-Present

    Better Homes & Gardens: Recipe Developer, Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, 2014-2015; Fast & Fresh, Bookazine, 2017.

    USA Rice Federation: Recipe Developer, Nutritional Analysis and Food Consultant/Advisor, 2009-present.

    Smithfield Foods: Recipe Developer, Nutritional Analysis and Food Consultant/Advisor, 2015-present.

    Canola Council: Spokesperson, Featured Chef at IACP National Conference 2013; Recipe Developer, 2013-present.

    Cooking Light: Recipe Developer, 3 Cookbooks.

    American Cancer Society: Author: Cookbook, 2017-2018.

    American Diabetes Association: Food Photography and Videos, Keynote Speaker, “Diabetes 4 Life” Event, Pensacola Civic Center.

    Author:

    Designed For One Cookbook, 2017.

    4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition, 2016.

    Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook, 2015.

    The Diabetes Carb Control Cookbook, 2014.

    The Diabetes Fast-Fix Slow-Cooker Cookbook, 2014.

    Gluten Free Recipes for People with Diabetes, Co-Author 2013.

    15-Minute Diabetic Meals Cookbook, 2010.

    eMeals: Diabetic Menu Planning, Recipe Developer and Nutritional Analysis, 2014-2017.

    Meredith Corp.: Recipe Developer, Diabetic Living Magazine. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017; Eat Cheap, Eat Healthy, Bookazine 2016.

    Pompeian, Inc.: Recipe Developer, 2011-2016.

    Flax Council: Recipe Developer, 2016.

    Peruvian Avocado Board: Recipe Developer, 2016.

    Idaho Potato Commission: Recipe Developer, 2011, 2012, 2016.

    Del Monte Foods, Inc.: Recipe Developer, Food Consultant/Advisor, Food Photography including Food/Prop Styling, Nutritional Analysis. 2012-2016. Featured Chef at American Dietetic Association National Conference.

    Publications International, Ltd: Recipe Developer, Diabetic Cooking Magazine. Every bimonthly issue 2008-2014. Recipe Developer, single subject magazine, 2015-2016.

    Jungbunzlauer: Recipe Developer, Product Development 2014-2016.

    Bay Area Food Bank: Recipe Developer, Budget Focused, 2015.

    Almond Board: Recipe Developer, 2014.

    Red Raspberry Commission: Recipe Developer, Food/Prop Stylist, Photography, Consultant, Spokesperson. 2011-2014.

    Pork Board: Recipe Developer and Nutritional Analysis, 2013-2014.

    J. M. Smucker Company: Recipe Developer for Web and Pinterest, Database Work. 2012-2013.

    Canola Council in Conjunction with University of Alberta: Cookbook Recipe Developer, Consultant. 2013.

    DeCecca: Consultant, Recipe Testing, Revisions, and Nutritional Analysis. 2013.

    American Heart Association: Recipe Developer, 6 Cookbooks.

    Maille: Recipe Developer, 2013.

    Cooking Club Magazine: Recipe Developer, 2011-2013.

    Clean Eating Magazine: Recipe Developer, 2011- 2012.

    Canola Council in conjunction with American Diabetes Association: Spokesperson, Sole Recipe Developer, Video Presentations, and National Satellite and Radio Media Tours and Author for The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen Cookbook, 2009-2010.

    Canola Growers Association National Conference: Speaker, 2010.

    1990-2009

    1500 Calorie-A-Day Menu Cookbook, McGraw Hill Publishers.

    New Chili Cuisine Cookbook, Contemporary Books.

    Health-Smart/Dollar-Wise Cookbook, Berkley Publishers.

    Low-Fat 150-Calorie Dessert Cookbook, Berkley Publishers.

    1200-Calorie-A-Day Menu Cookbook, Contemporary Books.

    300-Calorie One-Dish Meal Cookbook, Contemporary Books.

    Four-Course 400-Calorie Meal Cookbook, Contemporary Books.

    American Heart Association: Recipe Developer, 2 Cookbooks.

    American Diabetes Association: Author, 3 Cookbooks, Food Stylist and Photography.

    American Diabetes Association with American Heart Association: Recipe Developer, 1 Cookbook.

    American Heart Association: Recipe Developer, 10 Cookbooks.

    American Heart Association with Publications International: Lead Recipe Developer, 2 Cookbooks.

    Kao Health and Nutrition: Web Recipe Developer, Menu Planner, Food/Stylist, and Food Photography; 2009-2010.

    Smart Balance: Featured Chef, National Conference for the American Dietetic Association, Chicago, Illinois, 2009. Consultant, Recipe Developer, Spokesperson.

    Weight Watcher’s: Lead Recipe Developer, 7 Cookbooks.

    The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association: Spokesperson.

    USA Rice Federation, Cooking Light, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, McCormick: Lead Recipe Developer.

    Land O’ Lakes: Book Leader/Editor.

    Publishing Group of America Inc: Book Leader/Editor.

    ConAgra Foods: Database Update Specialist: Editing, Research, Rewriting, Nutritional Analysis, and Consultation.

    Nestle USA, Canola Council, Publication’s International Ltd., Atkins, Pillsbury, Cooking Club of America, Better Homes & Gardens, McCormick, National Pasta Association, Lawry’s, Reynolds, Cooking Pleasures, Diabetic Cooking, Heart Healthy, Easy Home Cooking, Weight Watcher’s, Relish, Cooking Club and Cooking Light Magazine: Recipe Developer.

    International Association of Culinary Professionals: Speaker, 2004 National Conference.

    Education

    Media Training Certification, The Lisa Ekus Group, 2007

    Culinary Arts Degree, summa cum laude, Faulkner State College, 2001

    Interior Design Degree, Atlanta School-Interior Design, 1971

    Awards

    Woman of the Year, National Association of Professional Women, 2010

    National Canadian Agri-Marketing Award, Special Publication category for Heart Smart Diabetes Kitchen Cookbook. 2010

    National Health Information Awards-Silver for Quick & Easy Low Carb Cooking. 2004

    Summa Cum Laude Award in Culinary Arts, 2001

    USA Today All-Alabama Academic Team Award, 2000

    Alabama Hospitality & Tourism Industry Scholarship American Culinary Federation Scholarship for 2 years, 2000

    Bronze Medal for Culinary Achievement, 2000

    President’s List, Faulkner State College, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

    Dean’s List, University of South Alabama, 1975

    Memberships

    International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)

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    Cookbooks by Nancy S. Hughes

    • Diabetes Carb Control Cookbook, American Diabetes Association, 2015.
    • Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook, American Diabetes Association, 2015.
    • The Diabetes Fast-Fix Slow-Cooker Cookbook, American Diabetes Association, 2014
    • Gluten-Free Recipes, American Diabetes Association, 2013
    • 15-Minute Diabetic Meals Cookbook. American Diabetes Association, 2010.
    • Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen Cookbook. Canola Info and American Diabetes Association, 2010.
    • 1500 Calorie-A-Day Menu Cookbook. McGraw Hill Publishers, 2008.
    • 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook. American Diabetes Association, 2007.
    • Quick & Easy Low-Carb Cooking. American Diabetes Association, 2003.
    • Last Minute Meals for People with Diabetes. American Diabetes Association, 2002.
    • The New Chili Cuisine Cookbook. Contemporary Books, 1996.
    • The Health-Smart/Dollar-Wise Cookbook. Berkley Publishers, 1995.
    • The Low-Fat 150-Calorie Dessert Cookbook. Berkley Publishers, 1994.
    • The 1200-Calorie-A-Day Menu Cookbook. Contemporary Books, 1994.
    • The 300-Calorie One-Dish Meal Cookbook. Contemporary Books, 1991.
    • The Four-Course 400-Calorie Meal Cookbook. Contemporary Books, 1991.

    Cookbooks with Recipes Developed by Nancy S. Hughes

    • American Heart Association’s Go Fresh Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2014.
    • Cooking Light’s Pressure Cooking Made Simple Cookbook, Oxmoor House, 2015.
    • American Heart Association’s Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2012.
    • American Heart Association’s Quick and Easy Cookbook, 2nd Edition, Clarkson Potter; 2012.
    • Cooking Light’s The Gluten-Free Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2011.
    • American Heart Association’s Quick and Easy Cookbook Meals. Clarkson Potter; 2010.
    • American Heart Association’s Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition. Clarkson Potter, 2010.
    • American Heart Association’s Meals in Minutes Cookbook. 2nd Edition, Clarkson Potter, 2010.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2010 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2009.
    • Cooking Light’s Fresh Food Fast Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2009.
    • American Heart Association’s No-Fad Diet Cookbook. 2nd Edition, Clarkston Potter, 2009.
    • American Heart Association’s Healthy Family Meals Cookbook. Clarkston Potter, 2009.
    • The New American Heart Association Cookbook. 8th Edition, Clarkston Potter; 2008.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2009 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2008.
    • Weight Watcher’s 5 Ingredients Fifteen Minute Meals Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2008.
    • American Heart Association’s Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook. 4th Edition, Clarkston Potter; 2008.
    • Diabetes & Heart Healthy Meals for Two Cookbook. American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association, 2008.
    • Go Red For Women. 4th Edition, American Heart Association in conjunction with Publications International, Ltd., 2008.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2008 Cookbook. Oxmoor House. 2007.
    • Go Red For Women. 3rd Edition, American Heart Association in conjunction with Publications International Ltd, 2007.
    • Better Homes and Gardens Cook Once, Eat Twice Cookbook. Meredith Books, 2006.
    • Atkins Cookbook; 2006.
    • Reiman’s Taste of Home Diabetic 2006 Annual Cookbook. Publications International, Ltd., 2006.
    • American Heart Association’s Low-Salt Cookbook. 3rd Edition, Clarkson Potter, 2006.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2006 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2005.
    • Healthy Recipes Kids Love. American Heart Association in conjunction with Publications International Ltd., 2005.
    • American Heart Association’s No-Fad Diet Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2005.
    • Reiman’s Taste of Home Diabetic 2005 Annual Cookbook. Publications International Ltd., 2004.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2005 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2004.
    • Go Red for Women, 2nd Edition, American Heart Association in conjunction with Publications International Ltd., 2005.
    • The New American Heart Association Cookbook. 7th Edition, Clarkson Potter, 2004.
    • Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook. American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association, 2004.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2004 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2003.
    • Go Red for Women. 1st Edition, American Heart Association in conjunction with Publications International, Ltd, 2004.
    • American Heart Association’s One-Dish Meals Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2003.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2003 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2002.
    • Cooking Light Superfast Suppers Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2003.
    • Weight Watcher’s Shortcut Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2003.
    • American Heart Association’s Low-Calorie Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2003.
    • Taste America! The Regional Entertaining Cookbook. Cooking Club of America, 2003.
    • Slow Cooking Cookbook. Publications International, Ltd, 2002.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2002 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2001.
    • American Heart Association’s Low Salt Cookbook. 2nd Edition, Clarkson Potter, 2001.
    • Cooking Light’s Light and Easy Menus Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2001.
    • Weight Watcher’s Miracle Foods. Oxmoor House, 2001.
    • The American Heart Association’s Low-fat and Luscious Desserts Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2000.
    • The American Heart Association’s Meals in Minutes Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2000.
    • Betty Crocker’s Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol, Cooking Today Cookbook. IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., 2000.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipe for Success 2001 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2000.
    • Better Homes and Garden’s Fresh and Simple, Quick Simmering Soups Cookbook. 2000.
    • Diabetic Desserts. Publications International Ltd., 1999.
    • The American Heart Association’s 25th Anniversary Cookbook, Sixth Edition, Random House, 1998.
    • Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook. Land O’ Lakes, 1998.
    • 365 Favorite Brand Name Stir-fry Cookbook. Publications International Ltd., 1997.
    • Fresh & Fast Pasta Cookbook. Land O’ Lakes, 1997.

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