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Independent Advisory Panel

The mandate of the Independent Advisory Panel is to provide strategic, institutional, and governance advice on the design and development of the Indexes, including issues such as communications, stakeholder engagement, and financial sustainability. It has focused on how to make ATNF more useful and effective, what institutional arrangements should be made to sustain ATNF over time, and how to engage with a variety of stakeholder groups about ATNF’s objectives and findings.

The members of the Independent Advisory Panel serve in their personal capacities and in an advisory role.  As such, the scope and content of ATNF do not necessarily reflect their views or the views of their institutions. Members are listed below.


Chair: Paulus Verschuren

Founder WorldFed NL; Former Special Envoy Food and Nutrition Security Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands; Former Senior Director Unilever Global Health Partnerships; Former Executive Director International Life Sciences Institute – ILSI Europe

Cindy van den Boom

Senior Policy Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Shiriki Kumanyika

Chair ATNI Expert Group, Access To Nutrition Foundation; Professor Emirita of Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania; Research Professor in Community Health & Prevention, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health.

Juan Rivera

Founding Director, Center for Research in Nutrition and Health, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico

Marie Ruel

Division Director, Poverty, Health and Nutrition, IFPRI

Ana Fazoli

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Victoria Quinn

Senior Vice President of Programs, Helen Keller International

Observer: Francesco Branca

Director, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization

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The Access to Nutrition Index rates food and beverage manufacturers´ nutrition-related policies, practices and disclosures worldwide on a recurring basis.


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