PROLOGUE: I met Shelley when we were both riding in an airport shuttle to the DBC Communications Camp in Napa last March.  We were introduced by a mutual friend/colleague and started talking about nutrition research.  She had me at “epidemiology”!  But seriously, I had been wanting to do a blog post that would include a…

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PROLOGUE: Amari and I met back in August when we both attended a special dinner with Food Network Star and award-winning chef Alton Brown at the incredible Table Fifty-Two in Chicago.  The dinner was hosted by Welch’s and prepared by executive chef and co-owner Art Smith.  Alton was just like he is on TV –…

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PROLOGUE: I had the pleasure of meeting Keri at FNCE 2011 in San Diego.  As a fairly new Academy Spokesperson at the time, I was fortunate to not only meet, but to talk with and get to know many of the past Academy Spokespeople.  My first impression of Keri was that she was very distinct…

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