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Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth
tion of metabolic fuel transport; human nutrition, growth, and development; maternal-fetal nutrition; and the nutritional developmental origins of adult chronic disease. Dr. Bier served as Co-President of the American Society for Nutrition, as President of the International Pediatric Research Foundation, as a member of the FDA Food Advisory Committee, and as a member of the 1995 USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. He served on the IOM Food and Nutrition Board as well as IOM and National Research Council projects including the Committee for Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth, Committee on Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds in the Food Supply, Committee on Adolescent Health and Development, and Workshop on the Synthesis of Research on Adolescent Health and Development. Dr. Bier currently serves as Chair of the Food and Nutrition Board, Chairman of the Board of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Research Foundation, member of the ILSI Board of Trustees, and member of the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee. Dr. Bier serves on the Expert Advisory Panel on Nutrition and Electrolytes of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc.; the Mars Nutrition Research Council; and the McDonald’s Global Advisory Council on Balanced, Active Lifestyles. He has also served as consultant for other food industry organizations including the Sugar Association and the Corn Refiners Association. Dr. Bier earned a B.S. degree from Le Moyne College and an M.D. degree from New Jersey College of Medicine. He is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
MARGIE TUDOR BRADFORD, R.N., is a member of the School Board of Bardstown Independent School District in Kentucky (1979–2006). She is a former member and past President of the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) Board of Directors and has served on numerous local, state, and national committees engaged in school health issues. Ms. Bradford is a former member of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Board of Directors (1996-2002), a peer-elected position. Ms. Bradford served as chairman of the School Health Advisory Committee for that period of time, on an advisory steering committee on state and local school policies and programs on physical activity, healthy eating, and tobacco use prevention (NSBA/National Association of State Boards of Education). She also served on the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and the central steering committee to develop guidelines for school health programs (American Academy of Pediatrics/National Association of School Nurses). She was honored as a Healthy School Hero at the 2002 Healthy Schools Summit. Ms. Bradford is a Registered Nurse and focuses her advocacy activities on health and wellness of students, including serving on the Kentucky Child Now! Board of Directors. She also reports to the KSBA Board of Directors on coordinated school health issues efforts in Kentucky.