Yanni is the president of Nutritional Strategies, where he draws on his public health background and consults with a variety of non-profit organizations as well as food/beverage manufacturers to advance nutrition-focused research and create evidence-based communications for health professionals, food influencers and consumer audiences. He is an active member of the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Quality Carbohydrate Council in the United States. Yanni completed his undergraduate training in human nutrition at the University of Western Ontario and holds a Master of Health Sciences in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Toronto. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine in nutrition and brain health, with a specific focus on acute food intake and cognitive function in older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Yanni is an accomplished, peer-reviewed author in scientific journals, book chapters and has presented at domestic and international nutrition conferences, and was acknowledged by the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology at the 6th International Dietary Fiber Conference 2015, in Paris, France for contributions in public health nutrition research.