Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

Cheryl Achterberg, Ph.D.

Human Nutrition
College of Education and Human Ecology

Full Member
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health, Obesity
Areas of Expertise: dietary guidelines, dietary guidance, behavior change, nutrition interventions, nutrition education

Dr. Achterberg is a tenured professor in the Department of Human Nutrition. She served on  the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee as one of 13 experts to advise the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services about proper nutrition Americans need to stay healthy and fit. She has received significant funding from the: USDA, March of Dimes, National Dairy Council, H. J. Heinz Foundation, NIH, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and Kraft-General Foods in the past. Her current expertise is in the study of dietary patterns and dietary guidance with U.S. and overseas experience at a national policy level.

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