Last updated on: 8/4/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Rachel K. Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD Biography

Title:
Dean and Professor of Nutrition at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Vermont
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Milk and dairy products provide the most important source of calcium in children’s diets and account for 75% of the calcium in the US food supply.”

“The Nutritional Consequences of Flavored-Milk Consumption By School-Aged Children and Adolescents in the United States,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, June 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont, 2003-present
  • Professor of Nutrition, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont, 1991-present
  • National Institutes of Health Study Section on Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment, 2005-2006
  • Member, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Additives and Ingredient Subcommittee of the Food Advisory Committee, 2001-2005
  • Director-at-Large, American Dietetic Association Board of Directors, 2002-2004
  • University Scholar, University of Vermont, 2002-2003
  • Member, Institute of Medicine Panel on the Dietary Reference Intakes for the Macronutrients, 1999-2002
  • Award For Excellence, American Dietetic Association, 2001
  • Member, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee, 1998-2000
Education:
  • PhD, Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, 1991
  • MPH, Public Health Nutrition, University of Hawaii, 1980
  • BS, Dietetics, Pennsylvania State University, 1974
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Chocolate and Other Flavored Milks Healthy?