Brief Biographical Sketches of the DGAC

Miriam Nelson, Ph.D.

Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Boston, MA.

Dr. Nelson is Founder of the Strong Women Initiative and Co-Founder of ChildObesity180 at Tufts University. She is an expert on nutrition and physical activity, with extensive research experience integrating the science of energy balance into national-scale approaches. Dr. Nelson served as Vice Chair of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee in 2008 and was a member of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. She currently chairs the Science Board of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.

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