The Nutrition Coalition Opens Search for New Executive Director

Washington, D.C., August 9, 2019– The Nutrition Coalition announces today that it has opened a search for a new Executive Director. The Nutrition Coalition has been led by investigative science journalist, author, and NYU Adjunct Professor Nina Teicholz, since its founding in 2015, following the publication of her book, The Big Fat Surprise, an expose of nearly 40 years of misguided U.S. nutrition policy. 

“The Board is deeply grateful for Nina’s trailblazing vision and the incredible dedication she has brought to this organization,” said Dr. Sarah Hallberg, President of The Nutrition Coalition’s Board of Directors. “Due to her leadership, the organization is poised to have significant impact in improving nutrition policy in America. We are thrilled that Nina will continue to support the organization from the Board level once the new Executive Director is on board.”

The Nutrition Coalition is a small, influential, 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization founded with the mission to ensure that U.S. nutrition policy, specifically the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is based on rigorous scientific evidence. The Nutrition Coalition is comprised of health-care practitioners, academics, and members of the public who are devoted to good science, solely in the interest of improving public health in America. 

“It has been an enormous privilege for me to have the opportunity to employ my research findings towards improving public policy in the interest of evidence-based policy and the betterment of the public health. I look forward to continuing to support the mission of The Nutrition Coalition through public speaking, teaching, journalism and active support of the organization,” said Teicholz.

To further The Nutrition Coalition’s important work of promoting the importance of adopting a state-of-the-art scientific process for ensuring evidence-based nutrition policy, the organization is seeking a dynamic, highly strategic, and entrepreneurial leader with a demonstrated passion for the organization’s mission. Additionally, s/he must have experience leading successful public interest or political campaigns, exceptional relationship building skills, and a proven ability to build a broad coalition of support for The Nutrition Coalition’s mission. 

The Nutrition Coalition’s Board of Directors has retained LeaderFit to manage the search. Nina will continue to lead the organization until her successor is in place and will be involved during the transition. Potential candidates may view the complete job description and submit their application here. All inquiries should be directed to Shaina Amaya at or 202-827-2165.