Desert running and a PB&J sandwich – what connects these topics? A tenacious curiosity to see what you can learn by just jumping in! The same sense of wonder that called Robyn Metcalfe, Founder & Executive Director of The Food Lab, to run the great deserts of the world has led her to take on the task of mapping our current food supply. An historian, desert distance runner, and food futurist with a lifelong hunger to take on irrational challenges, Robyn Metcalfe marvels at what it takes to simply create a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Dr. Julie Garden Robinson is a Professor and Extension Specialist at North Dakota State University, with expertise in Nutrition and Food Safety. Along with Dr. Robinson’s dense expertise, she is also a musician! Dr. Robinson’s passion lies between helping people stay healthy and addressing misinformation about food, nutrition and health. Read below to learn more about our Best Food Facts Expert, Dr. Robinson!
Dr. Fadi Aramouni is a professor of food science at Kansas State University. Dr. Aramouni enjoys spending time with his family and is in the process of writing a book about the people of Kansas! Dr. Aramouni loves the state and type of people who live in it. Read on to learn more about Dr. Aramouni!
Local. Vegan. Gluten-free. Umami. Oh, and pumpkin - anything and everything pumpkin. What food trends did you notice this year? These are just five of the top buzzwords/phrases that we found throughout the food industry in 2014. What does the future hold for these 2014 trends and what should we expect to be hot in 2015?
Coming to us from the University of Georgia is Dr. William Vencill, a professor in weed sciences. Dr. Vencill teaches both undergraduate and graduate students, with a passion of educating young people for the future. Read on to learn more about Dr. Vencill!
Unearthing his passion of science at 5 years old, Dr. Kevin Folta now serves as an associate professor and Interim Chairman in the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida. We are thrilled to have Dr. Folta as an expert for Best Food Facts. Dr. Folta not only loves his career choice, but also enjoys staying fit by either biking or competing nationally in karate! Read on to learn more about Dr. Folta.
George Kent, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Kent's research has centered on human rights, international relations, peace, development, and environmental issues, with a special focus on nutrition and children. To get to know Dr. Kent, Best Food Facts asked him a few questions.
Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, is Professor of Food Science & Nutrition; Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies; Acting Chair, Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences; and Former President, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Roger Clemens, DrPH, CFS, CNS, FACN, FIFT, FIAFST, is an Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, International Center for Regulatory Science. He is an expert in pediatric nutrition, probiotics, food safety and toxicology, and food processing.
Best Food Facts will be making its 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®) debut in Atlanta on Oct. 18-21, and we couldn’t be more excited to spend some time with wonderful registered dietitians and others interested in nutrition and health.
Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons is a professor, extension specialist and research scientist at the University of Arizona. His expertise lies in aquaculture, freshwater and marine algae, and aquatic biology.
Dr. Steven Heymsfield is a professor at Louisiana State University in the Metabolism and Body Composition Department.
With a focus on obesity, he researches new technologies to analyze human metabolism.
Dr. Peter Davies is a Professor in the Swine Health and Production Department at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Davies specializes in pig health as well as diseases and how pigs are raised. He is also passionate about societal issues related to food animal production, disease surveillance and regional disease control.
We are pleased to add John Fetrow, VMD, MBA, from the University of Minnesota to our list of Food System Experts. Dr. Fetrow is a professor in the main areas of dairy production medicine, epidemiology, food animal production economics, large animal nutrition, and animal welfare in production agriculture. Dr. Fetrow has similar interests in research and is passionate about the dairy industry.
Striving to educate to the youth about poultry production, job potential, and management issues, Dr. Darrin Karcher is passionate about educating young people about where their food comes from. Best Food Facts is please to introduce you to Dr. Karcher from Michigan State University. Read below to learn more about Dr. Karcher.