This webcast is held in partnership with and organized by the IFT Washington DC Section. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion is pleased to share the new programs, tools, and resources to bring the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate to life. These include the MyPlate Fruits & Veggies Video Challenge, MiPlato and Spanish language materials, and USDA’s newly redesigned ChooseMyPlate.gov website.
Participants will get a premiere view and on-line tour of USDA’s brand-new, one-of-kind, state-of-the-art SuperTracker dietary assessment and physical activity tracking tool.
Presentations include: What’s New with the DGA and MyPlate Communications Campaign; and Premiere Showing of SuperTracker with Demo; concluding with questions from the audience.
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10/27/11 12:30 PM
Director, Nutrition Marketing and Communications Division
USDA Ctr For Nutrition Policy & Promotion
Dr Robert C Post
Chief Science Officer
Robert C. Post, PhD, MEd, MSc
Rob is the Chief Science Officer with FoodMinds, LLC, and has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in nutrition research and promotion, food safety, food processing, food additives, public health communications and education, and food laws and policy.
Rob works to advise clients on the critical science and evidentiary issues facing the food, beverage, nutrition, health and wellness industries today. He also helps co-lead counsel on changes in the nutrition affairs environment, including dietary guidance, marketing, and nutrition and food labeling.
Prior to joining FoodMinds in October 2013, Rob served 3 appointments as the Acting Executive Director, and 7 years as the Associate Executive Director of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, where he led the Agency in setting national nutrition policy and implemented marketing, communications, and media programs to improve the health of all Americans. In these positions, Rob led the efforts for establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, designing the USDA Nutrition Evidence Library, as well as directing the evolution of the food pyramid to the phenomenally successful next generation MyPlate initiative and leading the multi-faceted consumer communications campaign. He served as an award-winning key nutrition advisor to the White House and the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative.
Rob served as USDA spokesperson and liaison with the media on all nutrition policy and promotion initiatives and collaborated with White House officials and staff on national platforms, events, and private sector partnerships.
At USDA, Rob formed a network of nearly 8,000 nutrition communicators and influencers representing organizations in all sectors, including over 100 national partners in research, youth, healthcare, food retail, restaurant, fitness, media, and food manufacturing sectors.
Rob is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, the American Society for Nutrition, and the Institute of Food Technologists.
Prior to leading USDA’s nutrition policy and promotion programs, for 16 years, Rob led USDA’s nutrition and food labeling policy office, which included food additives approval and other consumer protection programs, working closely with the Food and Drug Administration.
Before his executive level experience in federal agencies, Rob worked as a research scientist in the food industry. Since 2004, he has been an adjunct professor in the Nutrition and Food
Science Department at the University of Maryland.
Rob holds PhD, MEd, MSc, and BSc degrees from the University of
Maryland. He has authored over 200 nutrition and public health policy papers and published articles, and has given over 800 invited presentations and lectures.
Rounding out his professional attributes are his strong interests in culinary arts. The foods most often on Rob’s mind are roasted vegetables, fresh fruit, PB&J, whole wheat pasta with pesto, and Greek salad.
Cntr For Nutr Pol & Promo USDA
Angela Leone, MS, RD, LD, has been a nutrition consultant with the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion since September 2010, working in the Nutrition Marketing and Communication Division. Angela also works privately with nutrition clients, helping them to reach their health goals. Angela worked at the Capital Area Food Bank, providing nutrition education class throughout the DC Metro area, and continues to volunteer to teach Cooking Matters classes. Additionally, Angela has performed over 200 food safety inspections at area restaurants, as a former contractor for EcoSure. Angela graduated with an MS in Nutrition Science from Indiana University, and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Maryland.
Cntr For Nutr Pol & Promo USDA
Sarah Chang is a Nutritionist at the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP). CNPP improves the health of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers. As part of the Nutrition Marketing & Communications Division, Sarah works to communicate the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to consumers. Sarah primarily works on the development of the SuperTracker interactive diet and activity tracking and assessment tool. She was also part of the team that developed and implemented the Apps for Healthy Kids competition, which awarded $60,000 to nutrition-focused games and apps as part of the Let’s Move! campaign. Prior to CNPP, Sarah worked as Program Manager, Nutrients at the International Food Information Council. She has been published in Nutrition Today and delivered presentations to a variety of audiences including the Society for Nutrition Education 2008 and 2009 Annual Conferences and the Michigan Dietetic Association 2009 Annual Meeting. In addition, Sarah was featured in a series of how-to nutrition videos on the social media Web site MonkeySee.com. Sarah earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition and Bachelors of Science in Public Health (BSPH) both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an active member of the American Dietetic Association.