The 2013 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health, commissioned by the International Food Information Council Foundation, is the seventh annual national quantitative study designed to gain insights from Americans on important food safety, nutrition, and health-related topics. The research provides the opportunity to gain insight on how Americans view their own diets, their efforts to improve them, how they balance diet and exercise, and their beliefs and behaviors when it comes to food safety.
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An interview with Marianne Smith Edge, senior vice president of nutrition and food safety at the IFIC Foundation, by Matt Raymond, senior director of communication at the IFIC Foundation.
Filmed in Washington, D.C., asking real people real questions from the 2013 IFIC Food and Health Survey.
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Webcast Speaker Bios
Moderator: Matt Raymond, Senior Director, Communications
Matt Raymond, a veteran communicator for more than 20 years, joined the International Food Information Council & IFIC Foundation in March 2013 as senior director of communications.
Raymond began his career as an on-air, small-market TV reporter. After moving in 1995 to Washington, D.C., he worked on Capitol Hill for eight years as a communications director for two senators and chief of staff for a congressman.
A graduate with distinction from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill., he was named the outstanding broadcast journalism student for his graduating class.
Speaker: Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, Senior Vice President, Nutrition and Food Safety
Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA is the Senior Vice President for Nutrition & Food Safety for the International Food Information Council Foundation. Marianne has over twenty five years of experience in the healthcare and nutrition communications and marketing field.
She is a past president of the American Dietetic Association and a member of the Institute of Food Technologists. Marianne currently serves on the USDA National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board, the advisory board to the USDA Secretary of Agriculture.
Marianne received her B.S. in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky and a MS in Public Health-Nutrition from Western Kentucky University.