for Nutrition Education, the American Society of Nutrition, the American Dietetic Association and the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation.


Nicolas Stettler, M.D., MSCE, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Senior Scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Stettler is a pediatrician with specialty certification by the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the World Heart Federation, the International Epidemiology Association, and the European and American Societies for Pediatric Research. Dr. Stettler’s research interest is in the epidemiology and prevention of obesity and related cardiovascular risk factors in childhood with special emphasis on a life course approach to the development of obesity and related complications.

FNB Liaison

Susan A. Ferenc, D.V.M., Ph.D., is the President of the Chemical Producers and Distributors Association in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to this position, she served as the Executive Vice President for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Science Officer at the Food Products Association, Washington, D.C. Previous experience includes serving as Principal and Senior Consultant, SAF*RISK LC, Madison, Wisconsin; and as Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Policy, Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA); Senior Scientist, ILSI Risk Science Institute; and Risk Science Specialist, US Department of Agriculture Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis, in Washington, D.C. She also has extensive experience in international field research, having coordinated projects in South America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Areas of expertise include food safety and risk assessment, international program coordination, agricultural policy analysis, food and resource economics, and veterinary medicine and parasitology. Dr. Ferenc belongs to a number of professional societies and has coordinated, chaired, or presented at numerous US and international working groups, expert consultations, and conferences dealing with food safety/risk analysis, etc. She has also published reports, abstracts, books, and presentations dealing with related topics.



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