Today and on the editorial boards of Family Economics and Nutrition Review and Nutrition Reviews. She received her D.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Harvard School of Public Health, an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, and her undergraduate degree with distinction from Cornell University. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the Food and Nutrition Board's Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, past president of the American Society for Nutrition Sciences, past secretary of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, and a past president of the Society for Nutrition Education.
JEAN-PIERRE HABICHT, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of nutritional epidemiology in the Division of Nutrition Sciences at Cornell University. His professional experience includes serving as special assistant to the director of the Division of Health Examination Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics, World Health Organization (WHO) medical officer at the Instituto de Nutricion de Centro America y Panama, and professor of maternal and child health at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala. Currently, Dr. Habicht serves as an advisor to United Nations (UN) and government health and nutrition agencies. He is a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Nutrition and the UN Advisory Group on Nutrition. He has consulted for the UN World Food Program and is involved in research with the UN High Commission for Refugees about the adequacy of food rations in refugee camps. Dr. Habicht served as a member of the Institute of Medicine's Food and Nutrition Board (1981–1984) and as a member and past chair of the Committee on International Nutrition Programs. Dr. Habicht chaired the National Research Council's Coordinating Committee on Evaluation of Food Consumption Surveys which produced the 1986 report, Nutrient Adequacy: Assessment Using Food Consumption Surveys.
HARRIET V. KUHNLEIN, Ph.D., R.D., is professor of human nutrition in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University and Founding Director of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment. She is a registered dietitian in Canada and holds a Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley. The focus of Dr. Kuhnlein 's research is on the nutrition, food habits, and environment of indigenous peoples. Specifically, her work examines the traditional foods of indigenous peoples, contaminant levels in indigenous Arctic food systems, and nutrition promotion programs for indigenous peoples. She has published numerous articles on these subjects. Dr. Kuhnlein is a member of