· Named one of the Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink by Fortune Magazine and recognized by Harvard School of Public Health for leadership in public policy. Quoted extensively in television, radio, and print media, including History 101 (Netflix); the Daily Show; New York Times; Good Morning America (ABC); Dateline (NBC); CBS, NBC, and ABC evening news; NPR; Washington Post; USA Today; CNN; Wall Street Journal; Boston Globe; Chicago Tribune; and Glamour and People magazines. Appeared in the movies, Super Size Me, Fed Up, and Killer at Large.
· Coordinated a national coalition to pass the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, secure strong implementing regulations to improve school lunches and breakfasts, get soda and unhealthy snack foods out of schools, and remove unhealthy food marketing from schools.
· Led the effort to require trans fat labeling on packaged foods, which contributed to removing trans fats from the U.S. food supply.
· Worked with over two dozen companies to reduce unhealthy food marketing aimed at children.
· Founded and managed the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA; over 500 member organizations) and the Food Marketing Workgroup.
· Developed and directed the 1% Or Less campaign, an effective, award-winning, community-based, nutrition education campaign. Doubled low-fat milk consumption in the two-month pilot campaign.
· Led the movement to enact local, state, and national laws requiring calorie labeling on fast-food and other chain restaurant menus.
· Helped state and local organizations to pass policies improving restaurant children’s meals; secured commitments from over two dozen large chain restaurants to remove soda and other sugary drinks from their children’s menus.
· Coordinated coalition efforts to increase nutrition and physical activity funding at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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