• Project Team

    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to this project:


    • Rebecca Reeves, DrPH, RD, Chair
    • Kristen Bertram, RD, CD
    • Christina Biesemeier, MS, RD, LDN, FADA
    • Patricia Harper, MS, RD, LDN
    • Jamie Schwartz, MS, RD
    • Alberta Scruggs, RDN, DTR, LD

    Lead Analyst

    • Erica Gradwell, MS, RD

    Co-Lead Analysts

    • Deepa Handu, PhD, RD, LDN
    • Diane DellaValle, PhD, RDN

    Project Manager

    • Taylor Wolfram, MS, RD, LDN

    Evidence Analysts

    • Renata (Renee) Korczak, 

    Financial Contributors

    • ConAgra Foods
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.

    • None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts.