Founded in 1971, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is an independent, science-based consumer advocacy organization with a record of accomplishments and a clear and ambitious agenda for improving the food system to support healthy eating. While we are proud about the impact our wins have made, we are aware that our policies and practices have historically not sufficiently centered health equity. This awareness motivated us to invest in organizational change work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in recent years.
Anupama Joshi has been named vice president for programs at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Joshi comes to CSPI from the Blue Sky Funders Forum where she had served as executive director since 2018.
Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter has been elected to serve as chair of the board of directors of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Nutter succeeds nonprofit development consultant and former CSPI Director of Development Robin Caiola, who has served on the board for 12 years, including six years as vice chair and nearly two years as chair.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is partnering with 30 organizations from diverse communities in 23 states and Washington, DC, to drive policy change in food and nutrition. The partnerships are made possible by a generous grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Public health experts, community advocates, and policymakers from state, local, national and international levels will convene next week to promote public policies that build community capacity for advocacy, improve health, and center health equity while reducing consumption of sugary drinks.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is celebrating 50 years as America’s food and health watchdog in 2021. The nonprofit organization, best known for educating Americans about the nutritional contents of packaged foods and restaurant meals, is marking the milestone with a dramatic expansion of its efforts to improve the way America eats and advocating for science-based policies to help Americans recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
We at the Center for Science in the Public Interest remain appalled by the violence and racist hatred on display in the attack on the Capitol a week ago today, and by the prospect of more of the same across the country this week.