“Today’s evolving and tumultuous nutrition environment requires food companies to focus on nutrition, health and wellness in new ways,” says Janet Cabot, head of Edelman U.S. food and nutrition practice, “Our clients rely on us to provide sound counsel in areas including product innovation, health influencer outreach, food policy and marketing. This advisory panel will deepen our existing expertise in these areas.”
Sylvia Rowe, former president and chief executive officer of the International Food Information Council and IFIC Foundation, continues to serve as strategic counselor to the firm and its clients. She will help determine strategic direction of the advisory panel and lend her expertise as well in the area of communicating science-based nutrition information to multiple stakeholders.
The inaugural members of the Edelman Food & Nutrition Advisory Panel are Arthur Caplan, Emanuel and Robert Hart professor of bioethics, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and director of the Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania; Johanna Dwyer, director of the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, New England Medical Center; Gary Foster, director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education and professor of medicine and public health, Temple University; and Jeanne Goldberg, professor of nutrition, director of the graduate program in nutrition communication, Tufts University.