The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has appointed Robert Burns as GMA Vice President, Health and Nutrition Policy. Burns most recently was owner of Nutrition Implications LLC, a consulting business, where he helped food organizations and companies develop strategic approaches to nutrition and health, including engagement with external stakeholders and development of research programs and communication initiatives. Prior to that, he held nutrition leadership roles in Cadbury Schweppes and Mead Johnson where he worked with cross-functional business and technical partners to develop and execute nutrition and wellness strategies.
Burns has authored numerous consumer education articles and peer-reviewed scientific publications. Most recently, he co-authored articles in the Journal Food Science and the Journal of The American Dietetic Association on translating the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to bring about real behavior change. Burns is also an active member of the Institute of Food Technologists.
He will begin his duties at GMA on November 14.