Current Fellows
Food Systems for Health

DeAnna Nara

Bloomberg Fellow

DeAnna Nara is a policy lead for the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s food labelling and marketing work, specifically focusing on improving food environments by reducing sodium and added sugars consumption. She is the chair of the D.C. Board of Nutrition & Dietetics, a licensed dietitian-nutritionist, and certified nutrition specialist. Before joining CSPI, she served as a policy advisor and public health nutritionist for Terrific, Inc., a nonprofit housing/human services organization serving at-risk, older adults. As an Edward Alexander Bouchet Doctoral Fellow, DeAnna earned her PhD. in nutritional sciences from Howard University, MSc in herbal medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BS in psychology from Howard University. 

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), based in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit consumer education and advocacy organization that has worked since 1971 to improve the public’s health through better nutrition and food safety. CSPI helped to lead efforts to win passage of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the Food Safety Modernization Act, chain restaurant menu labeling, and the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act. CSPI also publishes Nutrition Action (NA) and is supported by the subscribers to NA, individual donors, and foundation grants. CSPI is an independent organization that does not accept any corporate donations. 

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