Lorelei DiSogra, vice-president, Nutrition and Health at United Fresh Produce Association, will be the honoree and featured speaker at the Reception Honoring Women in Produce, set for Wednesday, June 14, at United Fresh 2017 in Chicago IL.
Prior to her decade of service at United Fresh, DiSogra was director of the National 5 A Day Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) from 2001-2005, vice-president of nutrition at Dole Food Company from 1991-2001, and director of intervention for the California 5 A Day Campaign from 1985-1991.
The Reception Honoring Women in Produce is held each year in conjunction with the United Fresh convention and expo. This event recognizes contributions of all women working in the produce industry, and selects one individual to share her personal experience of service. The featured speaker is selected from nominations submitted by United Fresh members. Nominations are evaluated by a committee of past honorees and United Fresh officers based on the candidate’s involvement in the industry, contributions to the industry and inspiration for others working in the industry.
DiSogra holds a doctoral degree in Nutrition Education and a master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition and Nutrition Education from Columbia University and is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Public Health Association.
For more information about the Reception Honoring Women in Produce, contact Amanda Griffin at [email protected] or 202-303-3412.