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Patty Bontekoe

Patty Bontekoe

For the past 25 years, Patty Bontekoe has been writing and editing health, nutrition and women’s lifestyle content for national consumer magazines and websites. She has been an editor at First for Women since 2010, first as Senior Health Editor and currently as an Executive Editor producing content for First for Women and Woman’s World and both websites. Prior to that, she held editorial positions at Reader’s Digest, Redbook and other national consumer publications. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and websites, including Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Prevention, Ladies’ Home Journal and Marie Claire, weightwatchers.com and aol.com. She graduated from Oglethorpe University and was selected as a participant in the CDC‘s Knight Public Health Journalism Boot Camp. An avid reader, she volunteers her time as a member of the board of directors for her local public library.

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