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Advisory Panel

The Nutrition Advisory Panel identifies nutrition research priorities for the California Dried Plum Board.  The distinguished members of the panel represent expertise in the areas of women's health, general dietary guidance, dietary fiber, digestive health, nutrition and physical activity, nutrition and immunity, antioxidant research and food science.

The panel includes:

  • Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., FASN, FACN, CNS-S, Research Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
  • Kristine L. Clark, Ph.D, RD, FACSM, Director of Sports Nutrition, Intercollegiate Athletics and Nutritional Sciences Departments, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • Gail Cresci, Ph.D., RD, Full Staff, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Institute, Department of Inflammation & Immunity, Lerner Research Institute, Director of Nutrition Research within Center for Human Nutrition, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Daniel D. Gallaher, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences,  University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Connie Rogers, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • Connie M. Weaver, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emerita, Purdue University

The nutrition research activities of the California Dried Plum Board are coordinated by Mary Jo Feeney, MS, RD, FADA, Nutrition Advisor, Los Altos, California.