CHICAGO – March 16 – The Institute of Food Technologists today announced the addition of Anna Rosales, RD as the new Senior Director of Government Affairs and Nutrition. Rosales joins IFT after a decade with Barilla and nearly fifteen years of experience as a registered dietician. In her role, Rosales will lead nutrition science initiatives, Codex engagement and coordinate government affairs for IFT’s Science and Policy Initiatives team.
"I built my career by blending my love of cooking with my passion for healthy living," said Anna Rosales, RD. “As part of IFT, I will be able to combine my passion and my diverse skillset in support of IFT’s mission to promote and advance the science of food and its application as a critical component of sustainable global food systems and food and nutrition security.”
Previously, Rosales served as the director of nutrition and science communications for Barilla, where she developed Barilla’s global nutrition and wellbeing strategy, collaborating with corporate affairs, group sustainability and brands to define goals and KPIs. Prior to joining Barilla in 2011, Rosales was the corporate dietitian for Yakult, a large Japanese probiotic company, where she educated health professionals and consumers on the benefits of probiotics. The California Health & Longevity Institute at the Four Seasons Hotel & Resort in Westlake Village, CA retained her as a chef instructor and consulting dietitian. She was also a food writer and cooking guide for About.com.
“Anna’s vast experiences, including her work related to public health policies, dietary guidelines, legislation, health, nutrition, and wellbeing trends will be a tremendous asset to IFT, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the organization,” said IFT CEO Christie Tarantino-Dean.
Rosales developed her clinical expertise as a clinical dietitian at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA; her practice focused on oncology, cardiac care, diabetes management, gastrointestinal disorders, and many more nutritional issues. She has been previously recognized as a Board-Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. She completed her dietetic internship with ARAMARK which included rotations at City Harvest, Richmond University Hospital, and Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Rosales holds a Bachelor of Science, Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health from New York University and a Master of Jurisprudence, Global Food Law from Michigan State University.
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