Jessica Larson, MS, RDN

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Jessica Larson

Public Affairs Specialist, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Jessica Larson has served as a Nutritionist and Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food and Nutrition Service, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) since 2014. As a registered dietitian with experience in consumer messaging and communication, Jessica has focused her work at USDA on communicating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to consumers, media, and stakeholders. She was a member of the inter-departmental Dietary Guidelines for Americans writing team that wrote and developed the 2015-2020 edition and was involved in the process to develop the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. To help ensure the Dietary Guidelines resonate with consumers, Jessica has led consumer messaging research and audience segmentation research to be applied to the MyPlate consumer campaign. Jessica manages external and governmental affairs for CNPP, particularly as they relate to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Prior to her time at USDA, Jessica worked at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, and Cline, Davis, Mann a healthcare advertising agency in New York City. Jessica received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Brown University and her Masters degree in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition. She completed her dietetic internship at the National Institutes of Health.

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