Robert (Bob) Earl, MPH, RDN, FAND, is Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, at FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), providing leadership on food allergen labeling and thresholds, working with regulatory agencies to meet the needs of the food allergy community. He has over three decades of food allergen, food labeling, and food and nutrition program policy advocacy expertise domestically and internationally.
Bob was the first RDN to serve in the Academy’s Washington office, co-directed the landmark Food & Nutrition Board study that led to the US Nutrition Facts panel, and has served in leadership positions in food associations and the food industry.
He established the food allergy committee at the International Food Information Council (IFIC), worked closely with one of FARE’s legacy organizations, FAAN (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network), and served on the FARRP Board of Directors (Food Allergy Research & Resource Program, University of Nebraska at Lincoln).
Bob served on the Academy Board of Directors and as Speaker of the House of Delegates, as well as a Board member of the Academy Foundation. He is past chair of the Food & Culinary Professionals DPG, received the Academy’s Medallion Award, and is an Academy Fellow.