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The Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition is the only independent non-profit research center of its kind with expertise in measurement and evaluation of nutrition-related programs.

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Yaroch Nominated for ISBNPA Presidency 

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The Center’s executive director, Amy Yaroch, PhD, has been nominated as president-elect for the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). The position is a three-year term from 2018 through 2020, and voting opened on Monday for ISBNPA members.

The mission of ISBNPA is to stimulate, promote and advocate innovative research and policy in the area of behavioral nutrition and physical activity toward the betterment of human health worldwide. Its 900 members represent 40 countries.

Yaroch has been engaged in ISBNPA membership and meetings since its inception in 2002, and has attended 10 conferences, presented at seven meetings and organized symposia and debates.

If elected, Yaroch would aim to expand ISBNPA’s topic areas related to dietary quality, especially those related to food insecurity and the overarching food system. In addition, she would like to explore how the society could more fully integrate and bridge physical activity and nutrition/dietary issues, measures and interventions in a more holistic manner.


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