141st APHA Annual Meeting

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Margo G. Wootan, DSc

Director of Nutrition Policy
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Nutrition Policy
1220 L St, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC
USA 20005

Biographical Sketch:
MARGO G. WOOTAN, D.Sc. Director, Nutrition Policy Margo Wootan is the director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), one of the country's leading health advocacy organizations that specializes in food, nutrition, and obesity prevention. Dr. Wootan received her B.S. in nutrition from Cornell University and her doctorate in nutrition from Harvard University's School of Public Health. Dr. Wootan co-founded and coordinates the activities of the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) and is a member of the Steering Committee for the National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance. She has coordinated and lead efforts to require trans fat labeling, improve school foods, reduce junk-food marketing aimed at children, require calorie labeling at fast-food and other chain restaurants, and expand the nutrition and physical activity program at CDC. Wootan has received numerous awards and is quoted regularly in the nation's major media.

4171.0 Changes in the nutritional quality of children's meals at top u.s. restaurant chains from 2008 to 2012