Career of the Month: An Interview with Food Policy Researcher Caitlin Boonby: Megan Sullivan

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From safety to nutrition, food policy researchers work to improve what we eat. They examine evidence found by experts in food science, consumer behavior, taste perception, nutrition, and many other related fields. Using this information, these scientists help the food industry, government, and public improve the quality, safety, and sustainability of our cuisine. At the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), food policy researcher Caitlin Boon convenes expert panels to advise Congress, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the wider public on major science and health issues. Combining a love of public policy with a passion for science, she helps consumers and policy makers make healthy dietary choices.

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  • on Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:07 AM

Making healthy dietary choices requires assistance sometimes of policy makers to keep the food we eat free from diseases caused by unwanted bacteria such as salmonella or listeria. This interesting career path is explained by the author and reflects the importance of her job and the effect certain policies have on the health of this nation. Aside from her career path and advice to students she talks about health policies.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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