Olga Fusté has a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Puerto Rico, and a Master's of Science in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Washington, Seattle.
She worked 30 years for Washington State University Extension as a faculty member with a foods and nutrition assignment for adults and youth in Pierce County, WA. Family, friends, and foods are important to the heart of Latin American kitchens, and food is central to the culture.
However, diabetes is also a real concern. During her career working with families from many Latin American countries, the need for balancing favorite family foods and diabetes management became apparent to Olga, who has spent many years researching the core elements of Latin American foods and how to render their explosive flavors in healthy recipes.
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