Podcast Episode 077: Beyond Breakfast with the Bell Institute – Amy Cohn

Oct 31, 2017

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“Food is one of the most intimate relationships we have. At General Mills Bell Institute we are interested in what people are really doing and what they really need. We are on the journey with our consumers, making changes along the way, and making sure we are meeting modern day health & wellness trends. After all, our purpose is to “Serve the world by making food people love.” – Amy Cohn


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Amy Cohn, RD, CDM, CFPP


Amy Cohn is a Registered Dietitian and a Manager at General Mills Bell Institute of Health, Nutrition & Food Safety where she engages with Registered Dietitians and other health professionals on topics pertaining to food, health, and nutrition.  As a health & nutrition steward for General Mills, Amy leads the Global Professional Partnerships team building and scaling relationships with impactful health influencers around the world and communicating science in a compelling, engaging and sharable manner. Prior to General Mills, Amy worked as a Nutrition & Culinary Services Director in the long-term care and assisted living industry, a clinical Registered Dietitian in the VA Health Care Systems and in nutritional and pharmaceutical sales. Dietetics is her second career – she has a BFA in acting and enjoyed working as an actress on stage and on TV. 


Amy and her family

Amy’s kids enjoying breakfast they made themselves

Here are the resources we mentioned on the show:

  1. The Bell Institute website and resources
  2. The Bell Institute on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube
  3. Melissa’s Sound Science Toolkit
  4. Podcast episode with Food Ethnographer June Jo Lee
  5. Melissa’s Do M.O.R.E. with Dinner blog posts and podcast episodes
  6. “What to EAT” notepad that Melissa uses every week 

Produced by Team Podcast 

Music by Dave Birk



1 Comment

  1. Judy on November 3, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    loved Amy Cohn’s enthusiasm in this podcast! She seems to walk her talk. TY!

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