to succeed in preventing childhood obesity. He has served as a consultant to or member of several international government and nongovernmental organizations including The World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, UNICEF, The World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Life Sciences Research Office. Dr. Pelletier served on IOM/NRC projects including the Subcommittee on Food and Health for the Opportunities in Agriculture Project, and the International Food and Nutrition Forum. Dr. Pelletier earned a B.A. degree in anthropology and a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Arizona, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from Pennsylvania State University.
MARY STORY, PH.D., R.D., is a Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Dr. Story also serves as Director of Healthy Eating Research, National Program Office, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded initiative. Her Ph.D. is in nutrition and her research focuses on eating behaviors of children and youth and interventions for obesity prevention, with specific focus on low-income and minority communities. Dr. Story received awards from the American Public Health Association, the American Dietetic Association, the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors, and the Minnesota Department of Health. She is active in national professional associations and is a past chair of the Food and Nutrition Section of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Story served on the IOM Committee on Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth.