Babcock-Hart Award: Richard Black
$3,000 honorarium from the International Life Sciences Institute North America and a plaque from IFT
Richard Black, Vice President/Chief Nutrition Officer, Kraft Foods Global, received the 2012 Babcock-Hart Award for his leadership and efforts in addressing the public's health and wellness concerns, including the public health challenge of rising obesity rates.
In his role at Kraft, Black has led corporate-wide nutrition programs by developing strategies, guidelines, and portfolio improvement opportunities as well as providing overall accountability for nutrition research, nutrition communications, and nutrition business applications. He is a member of Kraft's internal Worldwide Health and Wellness Committee, and leads the Worldwide Health and Wellness Advisory Council by engaging independent experts in key health and wellness disciplines. Additionally, he has played a key role in helping Kraft enhance the nutrition profile of its product portfolios, substantiate the company's "Sensible Solution" labeling program in the United States, and improve nutritional labels to make it easier for consumers