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
Since June 2007, Dr. Robert Post has been the Deputy Director of USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP). There he represents the Department and directs USDA’s programs to set national nutrition policy, and design and implement innovative and effective science-based national nutrition promotion and outreach programs, to improve the health of all Americans. The two primary objectives of CNPP are to advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans and to conduct applied research and analysis in nutrition and consumer economics. In this position, Dr. Post has been responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and review of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and supporting programs, including the Healthy Eating Index and the USDA Food Plans. He also led Department efforts to make the MyPyramid Food Guidance System at MyPyramid.gov the most accessed Federal website in history. Today, he provides the Department's oversight for the design and implementation of the government's new MyPlate food icon, the new ChoseMyPlate.gov website, and the associated multi-modal, multi-year Dietary Guidelines consumer communications campaign. In this effort, he is owkring closely with the First Lady's Let'sMove initiative. Under the MyPlate public-private partnerships initiative, he is leading a challenge to corporate America, youth and research organizations, and public sector partners, to help magnify the reach of Dietary Guidelines nutrition messages by creatively working in ways that promote healthy eating practices and increase physical activity. As administrator of USDA's food labeling and food additives policy programs, he led significant national policy changes, e.g., instituting nutrition labeling policies and new processes for new food ingredients approvals. Prior experience related to managing technical services and USDA's food inspection programs.Dr. Post has 30 years of experience in food and agriculture public policy, food production, nutritional science, food marketing, and public health communications and education. His accomplishments, for which he has received many Departmental merit awards, are supported by academic experiences in food and agricultural science, and nutritional science. His successes in communications and marketing are supported by credentials in communications, media, and technology. Currently, Dr. Post is an adjunct professor in the Nutrition and Food Science Department of the University of Maryland, instructing courses in nutrition, food and public policy; and food industry quality control and marketing.
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.