NYIFT Meetings

In-Person Meeting

Date:          Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Title:          The Future of Diet, Health & Wellness Post COVID
Time:          5 pm Networking – 6 pm Speaker – 7 pm Dinner
Speaker:    Robert C. Post, Ph.D., MEd, MSc, CEO/Principal – FoodTrition Solutions LLC
Venue:       Grain House at Olde Mill Inn, 225 Route 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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Advance Reservations:
(Until Fri 11/5):
 $55 NY/CNJIFT Members – $60 Nonmembers – $30 Students, Retirees, Unemployed
After Noon Fri 11/5: $60 NY/CNJIFT Members & Nonmembers – $40 Students, Retirees, Unemployed
At the Door If available: $60 per person

Consumer data from 2020 is coming in and there is evidence that the pandemic has had impacts that may be lasting on consumer diet, health, and wellness behaviors.  Many factors have played a role:  concerns about food access and affordability; a focus on shopping, cooking and eating at home; the availability of telehealth; a reshuffling of consumer health priorities.  Consumers have been motivated to alter how they live for wellness in the effort to stay healthy.  An expectation has emerged among many consumers that food and beverages must satisfy personal and customized health needs, and multiple dimensions of wellness, including physical and mental wellbeing.  The presenter will highlight the dietary and wellness values that consumers are expressing and the innovations in ingredients and foods the food sector will need to deliver to satisfy this self-care and “better-for-us” food movement.  The presentation will also describe the tensions between pandemic-influenced consumer dietary behaviors with current dietary guidelines policy and nutrition guidance.  To complete this forward-looking analysis, ideas on how food and nutrition policy can be improved to support the evolving consumer health interests will be discussed.  

Dr. Robert C. Post is CEO/Principal of FoodTrition Solutions, LLC, a food and nutrition consulting firm specializing in regulatory guidance and scientific stewardship for bringing foods and ingredients successfully into the market. He is also Executive Director of the National Seasoning Manufacturers Association, Chair Elect of the Central NJ IFT and adjunct faculty at Rutgers University.

Previously, Dr. Post was Senior Director of the Chobani Nutrition Center Scientific/Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Health and Wellness, at CHOBANI, LLC. Earlier he was Chief Science Officer at FoodMinds LLC. Prior to this, Dr. Post was Nutrition Advisor to the Bush and Obama White House Administrations. He was the Executive Director of USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion where he directed national nutrition policy, the nation’s nutrition programs, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and created the MyPlate (ChooseMyPlate.gov) dietary guidance system. Previously, he directed and served as a Senior Advisor for the nation’s food safety and food regulatory programs at USDA, FDA, and FTC, where he established landmark food safety, labeling, and food additive regulations. Dr. Post obtained all of his degrees from the University of Maryland College Park.


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NOTE:  Cancellations are valid only if received by 12:00 noon the day before the meeting. Cancellations received after 12:00 noon the day before the meeting will be considered a No Show and you will be billed. 

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  1. Complete the reservation form below. Payment may be made by CASH, CHECK, or CREDIT CARD either now or at the door.  OR
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