The Modern Shopper: Beth Johnson from Food Directions LLC

The Lempert Report
January 18, 2022

Today’s guest is Beth Johnson, the Founder and Principal at Food Directions LLC. Beth brings over 25 years of food policy experience serving inside and outside the government, including the Senior Nutritionist at the Food and Drug Administration, Deputy Chief of Staff at US Department of Agriculture, Senior Professional Staff, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Executive VP at the National Restaurant Association. During her career, Beth has been involved in policy negotiations and development at the local, state, federal and international level. She also helped lead USDA’s work on Codex and the 2005 guidelines for Americans.

In this episode, Beth and Phil discuss helping shoppers to meet their health and sustainability goals in supermarkets with front-of-pack icons and labelling, and Beth shares her insights on why defining ’healthy’ is so tricky in the first place.

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