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Barbara Schneeman, PhD

Professor Emerita

University of California, Davis

Dr. Schneeman is recognized for her work on dietary fiber, gastro-intestinal function, and development and use of food-based dietary guidelines. She served as Director of the Office of Nutrition, Labeling, and Dietary Supplements at the Food and Drug Administration. At the University of California, Davis she was a faculty member from 1976 until 2007, served as Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She has served on several committees for the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, for WHO, and as chair of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.


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