The Institute Of Human Nutrition

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Cathy Nonas, MS, RD, CDE

Ms. Nonas is Senior Advisor for the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She is a member of the National Institutes of Health committee to update the national obesity guidelines, and was the former Chair of the Obesity Society’s Public Affairs Committee. In her work at the Department of Health, she has collaborated on many policy and program initiatives, including calorie posting in chain restaurants, which is now part of a federal bill under the Affordable Care Act, the Pouring on the Pounds campaign to reduce sugary beverages, which amended the City’s day care regulations on beverages and physical activity, as well as the design and evaluation of physical activity curricula in schools.  

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