Since 1974, Nutrition Action has helped its readers sort through the noise on food and health. We’re completely independent, because we accept no advertising and take no government or industry donations. That way, we’re free to tell it like it is.
Bonnie Liebman (she/her) has been the key link in formulating CSPI's policies on diet and health. She provides the scientific input on many of the organization's administrative petitions and legislative proposals. Bonnie is the author of numerous articles on diet and cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, memory loss, and other illnesses for Nutrition Action, which has roughly 400,000 readers nationwide. She served on the advisory committees that issued the American Cancer Society's 2001 and 1996 Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention.
Stephen Schmidt has been Editor-in-Chief of Nutrition Action Healthletter since 1988. From 1975 to 1980 he worked as a newspaper reporter in Central America. He holds a BA from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, and a Licenciatura in journalism (Summa Cum Laude) from the Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica in San José, Costa Rica.
Caitlin Dow (she/her/hers) writes for CSPI's flagship publication, Nutrition Action, addressing the evidence on the latest health trends. Caitlin reviews the science related to nutrition, dietary supplements, exercise, sleep, sustainability, and more.
Kate Sherwood is CSPI's culinary director and executive chef. She writes “The Healthy Cook” recipes for CSPI’s website and monthly publication, Nutrition Action, and is the publication’s culinary editor. Kate has lived in or traveled to (and, of course, has eaten in) more than 35 countries. Her deep understanding of so many cuisines helps explain why her dishes are so intensely flavored without the need for excess salt. Kate has taught healthy cooking at the Capital Area Food Bank in DC and was the keynote speaker at the Food Bank’s TEDx Food event. She was also a speaker at their Hunger Summit and was featured in the Washington Post. Kate gives healthy cooking lectures and cooking demos at a variety of venues, including medical schools, nonprofits, health clubs, public libraries, and private events. Trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Kate has worked as a food stylist at The Food Network, Discovery, “The Today Show,” and Martha Stewart.
Marlena Koch (she/her) works with the Nutrition Action team compiling information, verifying facts about Nutrition Labels, ingredients, and food labeling claims. She also takes photographs of products and meals featured in Nutrition Action articles.
Jennifer Green-Holmes directs and manages CSPI’s business operations including, Print & Digital Marketing Strategy, Budgeting/Forecasting, Production, Circulation, Customer Service, and Information Technology Systems.
Debra designs and manages the printing and mailing of CSPI's marketing and small dollar donor program. She also designs the outer wraps that go around Nutrition Action and assists staff with other design projects.
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