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January 11, 2017
FoodMinds is hiring an Account Supervisor to serve as a client team leader in the DC Office. Apply Now!

FoodMinds, a division of Padilla, provides consulting and communications services specializing in harnessing science, public affairs, food values and communications to meet business and public health objectives. We are creating a new frontier where people are healthier and happier. FoodMinds is a destination where talented professionals who are passionate about food and nutrition have come […]

December 19, 2016
Do You Know Your Organization’s Crisis IQ?

Begin to answer that question by taking the FoodMinds Issues & Crisis Navigation 5-10 minute Crisis IQ assessment. You will receive an immediate score indicating how prepared your organization is to prevent a crisis, weather a media storm, or otherwise limit the effects of a negative event. Make a New Year’s Resolution to improve your […]

October 25, 2016
Nutrition Science and Food Industry Veteran Dr. Mitch Kanter Joins FoodMinds

New Chief Science Officer bolsters FoodMinds capabilities in food & nutrition science CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2016 – FoodMinds, an award-winning food and nutrition communications and consulting company, is pleased to welcome Mitch Kanter, PhD as its Chief Science Officer. In his new role, Kanter will work closely with FoodMinds co-founders Laura Cubillos, RD, Bill Layden […]

October 5, 2016
An Important Segment of Consumers Thinks Food Policy Issues Should Be Part of the Presidential Debate

Survey by FoodMinds also found a steady increase in people who believe the primary responsibility for making the right food choices lies with society rather than the individual Chicago, Ill. (October 5, 2016) – At a time when Democrats and Republicans agree on few solutions to the challenges facing America, FoodMinds’ fourth “Food Temperance in America” survey […]

August 4, 2016
FoodMinds Named Agency of Record for Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) Nutrition Research Programs

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2016 – FoodMinds announced that after a competitive review, it has been selected as agency of record for the nutrition research programs of the Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE). “FoodMinds attracted our interest by demonstrating strong capabilities and a proven track record of success in developing and sustaining effective clinical […]

June 1, 2016
It’s Official: PadillaCRT Acquires FoodMinds

Extends firm’s food and beverage experience with addition of award-winning food and nutrition strategists and consultants MINNEAPOLIS (June 1, 2016) – PadillaCRT and FoodMinds, LLC, an award-winning food and nutrition communications and consulting company, announced today that FoodMinds has been acquired by PadillaCRT. Collectively, PadillaCRT and FoodMinds create the third-largest food and beverage group in the […]

April 12, 2016
FoodMinds Bolsters Talent in Food & Nutrition Affairs with New Hires and Promotions

CHICAGO, April 12, 2016 – FoodMinds LLC, a food and nutrition communications and consulting company, recently added credentialed experts to its teams in San Francisco and Chicago and promoted team members in Chicago and Washington, DC. Andrea Carrothers, MS, RD, senior vice president, joins the San Francisco office to help lead FoodMinds existing and new […]

January 7, 2016
Patterns Emerge From 40 Years of Dietary Guidelines

As Americans’ waistlines have expanded, so have the number of words in the DGAs WASHINGTON DC, Jan. 7, 2016 – The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) will serve as the cornerstone of nutrition policy and programming for the next five years. To shed light on the evolution of this report over time, FoodMinds conducted […]

November 9, 2015
Public Affairs Expert Kathryn Harrington Joins FoodMinds’ Washington D.C. Team

WASHINGTON DC, November 9, 2015 – FoodMinds recently welcomed seasoned public relations professional Kathryn Harrington to its Washington D.C. office. FoodMinds is a food and nutrition communications and consulting company that harnesses science, nutrition affairs and communications to help its clients tell a better story. Harrington brings 20 years of communications experience in the nation’s […]

October 5, 2015
The Public Weighs In On Seminal Nutrition Science Report

FoodMinds Unveils Analysis of Written Public Comments on a Controversial Federal Advisory Committee Report WASHINGTON DC, Oct. 5, 2015 – As U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and the House Agriculture Committee prepare for an Oct. 7 hearing on the process for developing the 2015 […]