Names Dr. Robert C. Post, former advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama and former leader of USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, as Senior Director for Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs
Chobani, maker of America's No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand, announced a significant addition to its nutrition and regulatory affairs leadership team today with the appointment of Dr. Robert C. Post as Senior Director for Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs, helping drive the company's mission of providing better food for more people.
A leader in nutrition and food policy with more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Post served as a key nutrition advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama and collaborator on the White House Let's Move! initiative, as well as the Acting Executive Director for USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, where he directed the evolution of the food pyramid to the phenomenally successful next generation MyPlate initiative. Most recently, he served as Chief Science Officer for FoodMinds, a food and nutrition consulting and communications agency, where he advised major food companies on changes in the nutritional affairs environment.
"Making nutritious foods has been a core part of our brand since day one and Robert's life work embodies our vision and mission for better food in America that is accessible for all," said Dr. Alejandro Mazzotta, Vice President of Global Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory Affairs. "Robert brings with him unique experiences from both inside and outside the beltway and is further testimony to our investment in nutrition as a modern and fast-growing food company."
Dr. Post adds, "I'm extremely proud to be joining a company that is largely responsible for transforming one of the most important food categories in America. I share the belief that good food is a right, not a privilege, and I look forward to joining and contributing to Chobani's movement."
The addition of Dr. Post supports Chobani's continued commitment to nutrition. He joins an expert team of nutritionists and food scientists headed by Dr. Mazzotta, who brought to the team more than two decades of leadership at global packaged goods companies. Dr. Post will be responsible for driving Chobani's nutrition strategies around the brand's current and future offerings, and will help the company navigate critical nutrition issues with sound nutrition science and expert communication. He will report to Dr. Mazzotta and will work closely with Peter McGuinness, Chobani's Chief Marketing and Brand Officer.
Chobani's Greek Yogurt with fruit on the bottom has 40% less sugar than regular yogurt with fruit.As part of Chobani's mission to lead with nutrition and provide better food for more people, the company recently announced significant portfolio expansions to provide nutritious and delicious products, including products to be enjoyed throughout the day.
- Bridging the breakfast gap between yogurt and oats, Chobani introduced Chobani® Greek Yogurt Oats with 10g of protein per cup and a good source of fiber for those looking to start their day off right.
- The introduction of Whole Milk Plain Chobani Greek Yogurt answers consumers' call for whole-milk products and 6g of naturally occurring sugar from milk in each single-serve cup, with no added sugar. With a luxurious creamy texture, the new Whole Milk Plain Chobani Greek Yogurt is ideal for cooking and baking and is incredibly versatile in any sweet or savory recipe, especially as a smart swap for sour cream, oil, butter, mayonnaise and more.
- Building on the success of Chobani Simply 100, Chobani's 100-calorie Greek Yogurt made with only natural ingredients and natural sweeteners, Chobani introduced new blended flavors in Key Lime and Pineapple Coconut.
- To provide better food for more kids, Chobani also introduced Chobani Kids Tubes to offer a delicious snack with 30% less sugar than competing brands in new fun, finger-friendly packaging and flavors that kids will love, including grape, watermelon, vanilla and chocolate dust.
The company's participation as the Greek Yogurt supplier in the USDA's pilot school lunch program also continues its commitment to provide better food for more kids. Chobani was originally selected by the USDA for the pilot school lunch program in 2013, and is proud to be part of its recent expansion from four original states to 12 total, with additions such as California, Connecticut, and Mississippi.
About Chobani LLC
Maker of America's No. 1selling Greek Yogurt brand, Chobani LLC was founded on the belief that people have great taste - they just need great options. Chobani produces high-quality authentic strained Greek Yogurt products made with only natural ingredients from its New Berlin, N.Y., and Twin Falls, Idaho, plants. Chobani is committed to using milk from regional-area farms and strengthening its surrounding local economies. Chobani gives 10 percent of its annual profits to charities worldwide through the company's charitable foundation. All Chobani products - including Chobani® Greek Yogurt, Chobani Flip and Chobani Simply 100 - are kosher certified, contain five live and active cultures, and are made with milk from cows not treated with rBST*, with most of its products offering two times more protein than regular yogurt. Chobani recently expanded its portfolio with products such as Chobani Greek Yogurt Oats for Breakfast, Chobani Kids, Chobani Indulgent for Dessert. Chobani products are available nationwide in the U.S., Australia and in countries in Asia and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and www.facebook.com/chobani.