Nancy M. Childs

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Nancy M. Childs Saint Joseph’s University, PhiladelphiaNancy M. Childs

Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa.
Professor of Food Marketing and Peck Fellow

Years with company : 23 years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

BS  Duke University, MS California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Ph.D. Century University

International Food Information Council (IFIC Foundation Trustee and officer),  Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), USDA Secretary’s  National Agricultural Research Education Extension and Economics Advisory Board (NAREEE National representative for Food Retailing and Marketing), White House workshop on Healthy Communication of Dietary Guidance Messages and food marketing to children, Peck Fellowship, Innova Database editorial board, Nutraceutical’s World editorial board

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: My mom for grit and grace, and Jesuit values of service for others.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date? Invitation from First Lady Michelle Obama and the White House Domestic Policy Council to the Convening for Food Marketing to Children (2013)

Most challenging part of your job: Molding the next generation of food industry leaders with a sense of passion and a commitment to innovation. Advancing sound science-based food policy that delivers delicious, safe, nutritious and affordable food to all. 

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Be positive and don’t allow millennial collaboration to obscure personal integrity

Hobbies: Beachcombing and the food film genre.