Joy Dubost, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., is regional head of nutrition and health, external engagement, North America at Unilever. At Unilever she is responsible for leading advocacy coalitions, leveraging private sector partners, and outreach and engagement of a diverse set of agencies and associations to improve nutrition and public health in North America. In addition, Dr. Dubost is engaged with setting the short and long-term nutrition strategic direction for all Foods and Refreshment categories in North America, ensuring alignment with the global nutrition agenda. Prior to joining Unilever, she served as senior director of science and external affairs at the Beer Institute where she was the primary scientist providing expertise on scientific evidence and communications as it relates to moderate alcohol consumption. Prior to this role, she served as senior director of nutrition at the National Restaurant Association where she provided leadership and expertise on a wide spectrum of food science and nutrition issues related to the restaurant and foodservice industry. In this role, she was responsible for the development and implementation of the award winning, nationally recognized children’s dining program called Kids LiveWell. Dr. Dubost was also previously employed as a principle scientist at PepsiCo Incorporated, where her focus was in product development and nutrition communications. She received a Ph.D. in food science from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. degree in food science at University of Georgia, and a B.S. in nutrition and chemistry at Hood College. Dr. Dubost is a registered dietitian and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Michigan Hospitals.