Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols. She has received numerous awards for her research and work in the field of child and adolescent nutrition. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2010. She received her Ph.D. in nutrition science from Florida State University.
Amy Yaroch, Ph.D., is executive director of the Center for Human Nutrition in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Yaroch also holds an appointment as professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her research areas include obesity prevention in youth, local food systems and health, survey development and evaluation, and health disparities. She has served as a behavioral scientist, program director, and program officer at the National Cancer Institute and as an assistant scientist at the AMC Cancer Research Center in Denver, Colorado. She is on the board of directors of the Nebraska Food Cooperative and is vice chair of the board of directors of Slow Food-Omaha. She has received a number of awards for her work at the National Institutes of Health. Professional activities include membership in the American Academy of Health Behavior, American Dietetic Association, Society of Behavior Medicine, American Public Health Association, and Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. She received her Ph.D. in nutrition and health sciences from Emory University.