20 June 2012
Lisa Sutherland, Ph.D. is currently the president/principal of LA Sutherland Group and an adjunct professor of pediatrics at Dartmouth College. Dr. Sutherland is a nationally recognized food and nutrition expert who has served in both the public health, academic and business sectors, lending to her sought after unique point of view and ability to bring together distinctive and often opposing views and issues.
Dr. Sutherland most recently served as the Vice President of Nutrition for Kellogg North America. In that role she was responsible for leading the nutrition strategy development and execution for the company’s five North America business units. Prior to her executive leadership role with Kellogg Company, she spent ten years in public health academia as a NIH-funded investigator, holding faculty appointments in pediatrics at Dartmouth College and in nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gilling School of Global Public Health. Dr. Sutherland has taught and lectured extensively on nutrition programs, policy and intervention and published her work in the peer-reviewed literature. She also has served on numerous national and international committees, including the U.S. Delegation to the Codex Committee’s for Food Labeling and Food and Nutrition for Special Dietary Use.
As the principal of LA Sutherland Group Sutherland she is engaged by both private and public organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, to advise on issues related to food and nutrition towards creating strong nutrition strategies and programs that address obesity, hunger and the intersection of these critical public health issues.
Sutherland is a graduate of Simmons College with a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition science. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in public health nutrition, with a concentration in nutrition programs and policy. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Society for Nutrition, and holds a Board of Trustee position with the Society of Nutrition Education’s Foundation.
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